No. 2 Cardinal women rout WSU 71-38

Washington State center Lauren Glazier, bottom, and Stanford center Lauren Betts, top, go after a rebound during the second half in Pullman on Fri Feb 3, 2023 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Friday, February 3, 2023

No. 2 Stanford traveled to Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash., Friday and routed Washington State 71-38 in Pac-12 women’s basketball behind Haley Jones and Cameron Brink spearheading a complete team effort.

Jones scored 13 points and had nine rebounds for the Cardinal (22-2 overall, 10-1 Pac-12), while Brink had 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 16 minutes. The Stanford bench scored 37 points as 15 players saw action; Lauren Betts scored 10 points and Elena Bosgana had eight.

Charlisse Leger-Walker led WSU with eight points and six rebounds. Bella Murekatete was next with seven points. The Cardinal defense held the Cougars to 14 of 56 field goal shooting and forced 17 turnovers while holding Washington State to its season low in points.

The Cardinal, who had a 41-32 rebounding advantage, jumped to a 15-3 lead after one quarter, building a 36-18 halftime advantage. Stanford shot 50 percent from the field (29 of 58), hitting 7 of 18 3-pointers.

Stanford is 72-0 in the series against the Cougars (15-7 overall, 5-6 Pac-12).

The Cardinal travel to Seattle on Sunday to face Washington.

Cardinal men win fifth straight, topple Utes 78-72

Stanford forward Harrison Ingram, left, and Utah guard Lazar Stefanovic, right, battle for the ball during the second half in Salt Lake City on Thu Feb 2, 2023 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Thursday, February 2, 2023

Stanford received 22 points from Spencer Jones, Michael Jones scored 15 points off the bench, and the Cardinal extended their men’s basketball winning streak to five with a 78-72 victory over Utah Thursday in Salt Lake City.

Brandon Angel and Michael O’Connell scored 11 points apiece for the Cardinal (10-12 overall, 4-7 Pac-12). O’Connell’s 11 points were a season-best to go along with seven rebounds. Harrison Ingram contributed six assists and made a pair of free throws in the closing minutes to help secure the win. Maxime Raynaud grabbed eight rebounds.

The Cardinal have won four straight conference decisions, with a non-conference win over Chicago State in the middle of their current streak. Stanford made 10 of 18 3-pointers, their best conference shooting effort from behind the arc this season.

Stanford never trailed in the game. They outrebounded the Utes 36-33 and held a 24-20 scoring advantage in the lane.

Utah (15-9 overall, 8-5 Pac-12) tied the game on Marco Anthony’s layup with 6:39 left in the first half. The Cardinal responded with a 22-7 run to build a 46-31 halftime lead.

The Utes battled back, cutting their deficit to 57-54 with 11:55 to play in the second half, but never got closer.

Lazar Stefanovic led Utah with 26 points while hitting 6 of 14 3-pointers. Branden Carlson was next for the Utes with 17 points and seven boards, followed by Rollie Worster with 10 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds..

Stanford’s road trip through the Rockies continues on Sunday, when they play Colorado.

Stanford Cardinal men basketball podcast with Michael Roberson: Cardinal open two game road trip in Utah on Thursday night

Harrison Ingram who finished second in scoring for the Stanford Cardinal on Sat Jan 28 at Maple Pavilion in Palo Alto against the Cal Bears will battle the Utah Utes in Utah with his Stanford teammates on Thu Feb 2, 2023 (AP file photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal men basketball podcast with Michael Roberson:

#1 Maxime Raynaud who led with 15 points and has been a key factor for the Stanford Cardinal (9-12) with his contributions. Raynaud also a big reason why the Cardinal are on a four game win streak over the Cal Bears (3-18).

#2 Harrison Ingram finished in second with 15 points and Isa Silva hit a three pointer with just a few seconds left and the Cardinal went into the dressing room at the half with a substantial lead 75-46.

#3 The Cardinal ran off a 19-7 run against the Bears, Ingram hit a three point shot that gave Stanford a 55-31 lead with 11:01 remaining in the game.

#4 Cal had defensive troubles and just couldn’t shut down the Cardinal offense it was a different offense that Cal faced when they defeated the Cardinal the last time these times met.

#5 The Cardinal face the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City the Utes have won three of their last four games and lost their last game 68-56. Michael how do you see this match up Thu Feb 2 for a 5:00 pm.

Join Michael for the Stanford Cardinal podcast each Wednesday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal women basketball podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cardinal look for fifth straight win in Pullman Friday

Stanford forward Cameron Brink (22) blocks a shot as Oregon forward Taylor Hosendove (11) goes toward the basket during the first half at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sun Jan 29, 2023 (AP News photo)

On Stanford women basketball podcast with Daniel:

#1 Stanford Cardinal women (21-2) got their fourth straight win over the Oregon Ducks (14-7) last Sunday. Cameron Brinks picked up her first triple double and with ten blocks.

#2 Brink at the end of the game asked the scorers table if the tenth block counted she got her answer finding out that she had accomplished her first career triple double.

#3 Brink said that the Ducks down the stretch were putting pressure on her  “I think I just started out hot, they started driving in the paint and blocking shots started early.” said Brink.

#4 The triple double for Brink was the first in Stanford’s history and Brink’s defense on blocked shots help contribute to making school history.

#5 The Cardinal face the Washington State Cougars (15-6). The Cardinal have won four straight games and the Cougars have won five of their last seven games and two straight games but yet and still the Cardinal the way they’ve been playing this season could be a handful for the Cougars at Wazoo on Friday night.

Join Daniel for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts regularly heard Fridays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford gets 8 point win against Oregon 62-54; Brink’s triple-double lifts No. 3 Cardinal past Oregon

Stanford forward Cameron Brink, front left, defends against Oregon center Phillipina Kyei (15) during the first half at Maple Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sun Jan 29, 2023 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Junior center Cameron Brink registered a notable triple-double while leading No. 3 Stanford Cardinal (21-2) to a 62-54 Pac-12 women’s basketball victory over Oregon Sunday before 5,133 at Maples Pavilion.

The 6-foot-4 Brink accomplished the first triple-double in program history that included blocked shots. She finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high ten blocks. It was also the first triple-double in NCAA Division I women’s basketball featuring blocked shots since Tamari Key did it for Tennessee against Texas on Nov. 21, 2021.

The Cardinal (21-2 overall, 9-1 Pac-12) won their 21st straight conference game at home. Hannah Jump was next in scoring for Stanford with 14 points, and Haley Jones added eight points, 16 rebounds and four assists. Brooke Demetre scored nine points, and Talana Lepolo had six assists.

Phillipina Keyi led the Ducks (15-7, 5-5) with 12 points and 17 rebounds. Chance Gray was next for Oregon with 12 points, followed by Grace Vanslooten with 11.

Oregon came into the game averaging 79.9 points, but was plagued by cold shooting. The Ducks missed 13 of their first 15 shots and didn’t make a basket over the final 5:35 of the first quarter. Oregon had a stretch of missing 17 straight shots in the first half and wound up hitting only 25 percent from the field.

The Cardinal had a 46-37 lead after three quarters and used a 7-2 run to pull away in the fourth quarter.

Stanford’s next game is on Friday at Washington State.

Close games ends with Barracuda on the losing side against the Condors 5-4

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. Danil Gushchin battles with a Condors player for the puck on December 27th 2022.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

San Jose and Bakersfield battled it out and had a back-and-forth game that ended in favor of the Condors by a 5-4 final.

The game kicked off with the Condors leading in shots by 4-0 putting the pressure on San Jose.

At the 7:51 mark Patrick Sieloff took a holding penalty putting Bakersfield on the power play.

On said power play Seth Griffith was given a pass across the slot that he tapped in scoring his 11th goal of the season.

The Condors held on to that lead as the first period ended 1-0 with the shots favoring Bakersfield 14-6.

In the second period Luke Johnson kicked things early for San Jose as he recieved a pass from Jeffrey Viel that he finessed into the net tying the game up.

6:22 into the second period Barracuda was given a chance to take a lead as their power play unit hit the ice.

Quite the opposite ended up happening as Aaron Dell misplayed the puck leading to a two-on-one that Dino Kambeitz scored on shorthanded.

With the game now 2-1 Martin Kaut came in on a rush and fired one off of Calvin Pickard that produced a big rebound. William Eklund picked up the rebound off the shot and deposited it into the cage tying the game back up.

Not long after tying it Max Gildon got a pass from Tyler Benson that Gildon ripped past Aaron Dell taking the lead right back.

At the end of the third the Condors finished up 3-2 with the shots tied at 22.

Less than five minutes into the third period Devin Shore deflected in a beautiful cross ice pass from Jason Demers now giving Bakersfield a 4-2 lead.

Not even three minutes later Raphael Lavoie scored his 10th goal of the season making it now a 5-2 before even the ten minute mark of the third period.

The scoring frenzy continued however as right off of a face-off Jeffrey Viel put a shot on net and Adam Raska corralled the rebound to score his first goal of the season.

Raska was not done though as seconds after the last goal Raska got in on the forecheck, stole the puck, and took it to the net were he scored once again to make it 5-4.

San Jose later in the period did pull Dell but could not get the equalizer and thus fell 5-4.

The shots finished in favor of the Barracuda at 36-28.

The three stars of the game were: 1st: Raphael Lavoie 2nd: Devin Shore 3rd: Max Gildon

San Jose’s next game will be back on home ice on Friday at 7 p.m. against the Abbotsford Canucks.

Stanford Forcibly Puts California into Hibernation, Splitting the Battle of the Bay, 75-46; Fourth win in a row for Cardinal

Stanford head coach Jerod Haase seen here on Feb 19, 2022 coaching against he Colorado Buffaloes. Haase led the Cardinal to their fourth straight win in front of the bench on Sat Jan 28, 2023 at Maples Pavilion against the Cal Bears (AP News file photo)

By Michael Roberson

STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford Cardinal (7-12, 3-7 Pac-12) avenged their blowout loss in Berkeley by violently de-clawing the California Golden Bears (3-18, 2-8 Pac-12) on the Farm, 75-46.

Both Bay Area teams battled the first 20 minutes; however, the homestanding Tree (Stanford) took charge in the latter part of the half with a 12-0 run and led by as much as 13 points.

California tried to scratch into the deficit, but still trailed by 11 at recess, 31-20.

Neither team presented a player with double-digit scoring, but Stanford’s sophomore forward Maxime Raynaud offered 9 points and 8 rebounds and Cal’s senior guard DeJuan Clayton gave his squad six points.

Midway through the second half, the Cardinal opened up a can of Whoop ***, widening their advantage to 26 points.  The onslaught got even worse after that for the Golden Bears, as their host continued the beatdown.

Stanford Branched the lead to a TREEmendous 37 points within the last three minutes of the game, but settled for a 29-point victory, 75-46.

The Cardinal put forth two players with double figure scoring.  The aforementioned Maxime Raynaud ended up with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals, while sophomore forward Harrison Ingram tallied 14 points, but gifted the Maples’ faithful and others with a thunderous facial jam over Cal’s ND Okafor.

The Golden Bears only had one player exceed the ten-point plateau.  Sophomore forward Sam Alajiki actually possessed double-figure points (13) and rebounds (11).

Stanford travels to Salt Lake City Thursday, February 2 (Groundhog’s Day) to take on the Utah Utes, while California treks to the Centennial State to invade the Colorado Buffaloes on the same date.

No. 3 Cardinal women hold off OSU 63-60

Stanford forward Cameron Brink (22) reacts after Haley Jones, left, made a 3-point shot against Oregon State during the second half at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Fri Jan 27, 2023 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Friday, January 27, 2023

Cameron Brink and Haley Jones led Stanford at both ends of the floor Friday, as the No. 3 ranked Cardinal held off Oregon State 63-60 in women’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.

Brink scored 21 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked six shots for the Cardinal (20-2 overall, 8-1 Pac-12), while Jones was next with 17 points, eight boards and a block.

Timea Gardiner was the top scorer for Oregon State (11`-9 overall, 3-6 Pac-12) with 16 points, hitting 7 of 11 field goal attempts, including 2 of 3 behind the arc. Bendu Yeaney added 15 points to go with five rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Brink’s layup broke a 58-58 tie with 3:28 left in the fourth quarter, giving Stanford the lead. But Bendu Yeaney’s jumper in the lane tied the game again for OSU at 60-60.

Jones sank a pair of free throws at 1:02 of the fourth, and hit 1 of 2 foul shots at :23 to give the Cardinal a 63-60 lead. The Beavers’ Noelle Mannen missed a 3-pointer with seven seconds left, and after a Stanford foul on the rebound, Talana Lepolo stole the ball from Mannen with two seconds remaining.

Stanford held a 39-31 rebounding edge. The Cardinal was 22 of 54 from the field (41 percent), including 4 of 16 from 3-point range. OSU also shot 41 percent (25 of 61), while hitting 8 of 19 3’s. The Beavers were 2 of 2 on free throws, while Stanford was 15 of 18.

The Cardinal host Oregon at 1 p.m., Sunday, at Maples Pavilion.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: It’s Big Game II as Cardinal seek revenge on Cal this Saturday

Stanford Cardinal forward Maxime Raynaud (42) throws down in a previous game. Raynaud was second in scoring with 17 points against the Chicago State Cougars on Wed Jan 25, 2023 at Maple Pavilion in Palo Alto in non conference action (photo from Stanford Cardinal)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel:

#1 Daniel quite a second half for the Stanford Cardinal (8-12) after trailing at the half 41-34 and to come back in the second half with some strong defense and scoring 38 points to come away with a 72-65 win at Maples Pavilion against the Chicago State Cougars (5-17).

#2 The Cardinal’s Spencer Jones led with 21 points and seven rebounds and it was his three pointers he had six of them that help Stanford get a break through in the second half.

#3 The Cardinal forward Maxime Raynaud finished second in scoring with 17 points and had a second career double double his offensive contribution proved huge in the Cardinal comeback over Chicago State.

#4 Harrison Ingram had a resurgence in the second half scoring 13 of 15 points as huge improvement from the first half where he scored only two points. Ingram is a big part of that offense for Stanford.

#5 Daniel, it’s off to the Big Game II as the Cal Bears (3-16) come calling this Saturday at Maple Pavilion against the Cardinal. The last time the two teams met was in Berkeley and Cal got the better of Stanford with a 92-70 on Jan 6th. It was the last time the Bears won a game as they come into Stanford with a four game losing streak. The Cardinal have a three game win streak going and the home court advantage how do you see this one on Saturday?

Join Daniel Dullum Fridays for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Michael Roberson: Women host OSU Friday; Men defeat Chicago State Wed night 72-65

Stanford Cardinal forward Cameron Brink (22) is fired up against the Colorado Buffaloes at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sun Jan 22, 2023 (photo grab from Stanford Cardinal)

On the 49ers podcast with Michael R:

#1 No. 24 Colorado attempted 66 shots in Sunday’s women’s basketball game against Stanford. The No. 4 Cardinal blocked a school-record 14 of them on their way to a 62-49 Pac-12 win at Maples Pavilion.

#2 With the win, Stanford (19-2 overall, 7-1 Pac-12) took over sole possession of first place in the conference. Along with a dominating defensive effort, the Cardinal also hit 17 of 22 free throws and scored 19 points off turnovers.

#3 Cameron Brink had six of those blocked shots to go with 14 points and five rebounds. Hannah Jump led the Cardinal with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Haley Jones had 11 points, three assists and a game-high 18 rebounds.

#4 The Stanford Cardinal men (7-12, 2-7 Pac-12) roasted the Oregon Ducks (11-9, 5-4 Pac-12) last Saturday inside the friendly confines of Maples Pavilion, 71-64.

#5 Stanford men won Wednesday January 25 in a non conference game versus the Chicago State Cougars also the men battle the Cal Bears on Saturday night at Maples. The No.4 women host the Oregon State Beavers Friday all at Maples Pavilion.

Join Michael Roberson for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts Wednesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com