Michelle Plouffe chipped in 14 points in Utah's loss to Stanford on Friday.
Jan. 10, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Emily Potter had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Utes, but Chiney Ogwumike poured on 30 points to lead No. 4 Stanford over Utah 87-61 on Friday night.
Utah (7-7, 0-3) shot 38.6 percent (22 of 57) from the field. Michelle Plouffe added 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Utes.
Ogwumike finished 13-of-17 shooting and added nine rebounds for Stanford, which improved to 17-0 against the Utes, shooting 57.4 percent (35 of 61) from the field and 57.1 percent (8 of 14) from 3-point range.
Amber Orrange had 14 points for the Cardinal (14-1, 3-0 Pac-12).
Stanford opened the game by making four straight baskets and took a 15-4 lead.
Utah cut it 21-13 on Devri Owens' 3-pointer, but Stanford pulled away again.
The Cardinal rattled off one 3-pointer after another to fuel a 14-0 run to take a 35-13 lead with 8:09 left in the half.
Utah cut it to 44-27 on Potter's two free throws. Stanford then scored five straight points - capped by Ogwumike's layup off her steal - to go back up by 22 at 49-27 with 36 seconds remaining in the half.
Utah trailed by less than 20 points only twice after halftime. The final time occurred when Danielle Rodriguez made a jumper to cut Stanford's lead to 59-41 with 14:12 left.
The Cardinal answered with a 9-0 run, going ahead 68-41 when Sara James finished the spurt with a 3-pointer with 11:45 remaining.