Freshman Emily Potter had 16 points and eight rebounds against No. 4 Stanford.
Jan. 10, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY - Freshman Emily Potter poured in 16 points and collected eight rebounds, but the University of Utah women's basketball team fell in an 87-61 contest to No. 4 Stanford on Friday in the Huntsman Center.
Utah (7-7, 0-3 Pac-12) had three players register double digits against Stanford, led by Potter, who turned in her eighth game with 10 or more points in the last nine contests and her 10th of 2013-14.
Senior forward Michelle Plouffe turned in 14 points against the Cardinal as she also tied Potter for team-high honors with eight rebounds and she also handed out a team-high five assists. Plouffe has hit double-digits in points in 11 of 12 games that she has played in this season.
Sophomore guard Danielle Rodriguez had 11 points and tied Plouffe for team-high honors with five helpers.
Freshman Devri Owens tied her season high with nine points for the second consecutive game and fourth time this season. She was 50.0 (3-of-6) from long range and also handed out a pair of assists.
Senior forward Ariel Reynolds grabbed a career-high six rebounds for the Utes to go with two points.
Stanford climbed to an 11-point lead (15-4), but Utah received a pair of lay-ins from Potter as she had six points in the first five minutes of the contest after connecting on three of her first five shots from the floor. The Cardinal extended its lead to as many as 22 (39-17) before the Utes cut into their deficit with a 5-0 run (39-22) via a Plouffe 3-pointer and Potter lay-in. Stanford then took a 49-29 lead into halftime.
The Cardinal then gained a 27-point lead (68-41) midway through the second half on the way to the 87-61 victory.
No. 4 Stanford (14-1, 3-0 Pac-12) was led by 30 points and nine rebounds by Chiney Ogwumike.
The Utes take on No. 19 California on Sunday in the Huntsman Center at 1 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Networks with Andy Demetra (PBP) and Becky Hammon (Analyst) on the call.