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Three-Point Shooting Lifts No. 6 Stanford Over Arizona
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/16/2014
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Arizona women’s basketball (5-20, 1-13) fell to No. 6 Stanford (24-2, 13-1), 74-48 on Sunday at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif.

Freshman LaBrittney Jones led Arizona with 11 points for her fifth double-double of the season. Jones also led in rebounds with six.

UA employed a six-player roster after senior Carissa Crutchfield injured her ankle on Friday night versus California.

All six players scored at least five points and grabbed at least three rebounds.

“This was a tough game for us to play,” Arizona Head Coach Niya Butts said. “We just have to keep working, get back to the drawing board and capitalize on opportunities to get the games at home.”

Freshman Breanna Workman recorded five points, four rebounds, three steals and no turnovers.

“For the most part, we tried to make plays there at the end,” Butts said. “Breanna Workman’s energy and fight—she was diving on the floor for loose balls when the game was clearly out of reach. That’s what you want to see from our young players.”

As a team, the Wildcats posted a season-high 11 steals to Stanford’s four and won the turnover war, committing a season-low nine to the Cardinal’s 15.

In addition, UA hit 14-of-19 free throws, visiting the line 11 more times than Stanford.

The Cardinal shot 54 percent from the three-point line, the highest percentage by a Wildcat opponent this year.

Arizona came out strong in the first half, seeing offensive production from four different players and led, 11-8 in the first minutes. From there, the Cardinal outscored the Wildcats 37-8, including eight three-pointers to lead, 48-19 at halftime.

Stanford started the second half on a 16-2 run and UA could not recover.

“You only need five to play the game and we have six, so we are going to do our best with that,” Butts said. “Sometimes you have limitations and this is just one of those times for us, but we need to figure out how we can be better the next time out.”

The Wildcats will return to McKale Center to close out the home season next weekend, hosting Utah on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. and Colorado on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. Seniors Crutchfield, Griffitts and Barnes will be recognized for their careers at Arizona on Sunday.

For complete results and continued coverage of Arizona women’s basketball, visit ArizonaWildcats.com, or follow on Twitter @ArizonaWBBall.

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