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02-14 Stanford Recap
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/14/2008
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Stanford , Calif. ?C ?No. 6 Stanford used a late 13-2 scoring run to pull away from Arizona for a 69-46 win over the Wildcats on Thursday night in Maples Pavilion.? The loss drops Arizona to 9-15, 3-10 Pac-10, while Stanford improves to 23-3, 12-2 Pac-10.

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Arizona shot 35.4 percent (17-48) from the field in the game, and held Stanford to a 38.8 percent mark (26-67).? The Wildcats committed 22 turnovers but finished with nine steals.

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Individually for the Wildcats, freshman Ify Ibekwe finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals, and junior Amina Njonkou added 14 points and six rebounds.? Senior Ashley Whisonant was held to a season-low eight points.

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Candice Wiggins scored 19 points and Kayla Pedersen added 18 points to lead Stanford.

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Arizona began the game with four turnovers in its first four possessions, but managed a 6-4 lead early on after a jumper by Ibekwe at the 16:28 mark.? Stanford then responded with nine unanswered points in the next 2:53 to take a 13-6 lead with 13:35 left in the first.? The Cardinal stretched its lead to 22-11 at the 8:00 mark, but the Wildcats scratched back to cut the deficit to 22-16 after a lay in by Ibekwe with 6:26 to go in the first.? Stanford went on a 10-2 scoring run from there to end the first half up 32-18.

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Arizona shot 33.3 percent (8-24) from the field in the first half, as Stanford posted a 44.4 percent mark (12-27).

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Stanford increased its lead to as many as 20 early on in the second half and was up 45-25 at the 13:31 mark before Arizona used a 9-2 run to cut the Cardinal lead to 47-34 with 8:53 left to play.? The Wildcats would get no closer than that, as Stanford used a 13-2 run of its own to go up 60-36 after a layup by Jayne Appel with 4:05 left in the game.

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Arizona will next travel to Berkeley, Calif., for a game at California on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. (PST).? The game will be televised by Comcast Sportsnet.? Please check your local listings for availability.
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