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Utah Women's Basketball Falls to No. 4 Stanford, 87-61

Michelle Plouffe chipped in 14 points in Utah's loss to Stanford on Friday.

Michelle Plouffe chipped in 14 points in Utah's loss to Stanford on Friday.

Jan. 10, 2014

Box Score

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.



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