Stanford, CA (Sports Network) - The most anticipated game of the 2012-13
women's college basketball season proved to be no contest at all.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a game-high 19 points and Connecticut put forth
a dominating defensive display that propelled the second-ranked Huskies to a
authoritative 61-35 victory over No. 1 Stanford at Maples Pavilion, ending the
Cardinal's 82-game home winning streak in the process.
Stefanie Dolson compiled 10 points and 14 rebounds to help Connecticut (12-0)
almost certainly overtake the Cardinals for the top spot in Monday's polls,
but it was the Huskies' efforts on the other end that made the biggest
UConn held Stanford to a brutal 19.3 (11-of-57) shooting percentage from the
field and forced 14 turnovers in leading virtually start-to-finish, with the
Cardinal mustering a mere 13 points in the first half.
Chiney Ogwumike amassed 18 points and 13 rebounds for Stanford (11-1), but hit
on just 6-of-22 field goal attempts. Joslyn Tinkle, the Cardinals' second-
leading scorer, managed only two points on 1-of-5 shooting.
Stanford hadn't been dealt a defeat at Maples Pavilion since a 68-61 setback
to Florida State on Mar. 19, 2007.
After the teams battled to a 5-5 tie early on, Connecticut embarked on a 24-4
run over the next 13-plus minutes to build a commanding 20-point advantage.
Stanford would make just five baskets over the duration of the first half in
falling behind by a 31-13 score at the break.
UConn maintained a comfortable lead the rest of the way, with the margin
growing to as many as 27 points after an 8-0 spurt put the Huskies on top
61-34 entering the final three minutes.
The Sports Network