Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Arizona Women Top Stanford, 79-72
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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  • STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Reshea Bristol and Monika Crank, held to only a pair of baskets between them in the first 20 minutes, came alive in the second half to score 13 apiece and lead No. 22 Arizona over Stanford 79-72 on Thursday.

    The Wildcats (23-6) moved into a tie with the Cardinal for second place in the Pacific 10 Conference, each with 12-5 records. Stanford, trying to record its 12th 20-win season in the last 13 years, fell to 19-8 on the season.

    Stanford took a 36-32 lead with 16:18 left with a layin by Milena Flores before the Wildcats took off on a decisive 17-5 run.

    Crank scored eight of her points during that run, including a pair of 3-pointers. Bristol capped the run with a pair of free throws to give Arizona a 49-41 lead with 10:47 left. She added six more points in the next three minutes, helping to stretch the lead to 58-49 with 6:58 left.

    Stanford's shoot-and-foul strategy late in the game didn't work, and the Cardinal couldn't get closer than six points in the last five minutes.

    Arizona had a big advantage at the free throw line, hitting 21 of 30 to Stanford's 10 of 14. Both teams shot 47 percent from the field. Stanford hit 10 of 27 from three-point range, but it wasn't enough.

    Another key for the Wildcats was their 40-25 domination in rebounding.

    Bristol and Crank each finished with 15 points, Angela Lackey added 14 points and eight rebounds and Elizabeth Pickney had 10 points and nine boards for Arizona.

    Jamie Carey, Carolyn Moos and Flores each had 15 for Stanford, which also got 12 from Lauren St. Clair.

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