Stanford’s solo act outshines Lady Vols
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 7:03 pm
By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Holly Warlick didn’t sugarcoat it. Tennessee got beat on both ends of the floor.
The Lady Vols got beat single handedly by Nnemkadi Ogwumike.
Ogwumike scored a career-high 42 points and dazzled in what might have been the most meaningful home game of her senior season, and No. 4 Stanford beat sixth-ranked Tennessee 97-80 on Tuesday night in one of women’s basketballs best rivalries.
“Tennessee’s a good team and Stanford was a great team tonight,” said Warlick, Tennessee’s associate head coach said.
The Cardinal extended their school-record home winning streak to 68 games at Maples Pavilion, where a sellout crowd of 7,329 waved red “We Back Pat” rally towels in support of Hall of Fame Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt.
Toni Kokenis scored a career-high 26 points with five 3-pointers and Ogwumike dominated for Stanford (8-1) in another physical, back-and-forth game like those that have defined the storied series with Tennessee (7-3). Published in The Messenger 12.21.11