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Stanford-California Postgame Notes
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 02/02/2014

Stanford (21-1, 10-0 Pac-12) – 25 • 39 = 64
California (14-7, 6-4 Pac-12) – 35 • 44 = 79

Stanford is now 62-18 all-time against California after Sunday’s 79-64 win. The win was also Stanford’s 20th in a row as it improved to 21-1 overall and 10-0 in the Pac-12.

Stanford has now won 24 of the past 27 meetings with California in Berkeley, and Sunday’s win was the Cardinal’s fifth straight win over the Bears at Haas Pavilion. Stanford is now 27-11 all-time against the Golden Bears in Berkeley.

Chiney Ogwumike scored 29 points with eight rebounds and passed out four assists. It was her 19th 20-point game of the season.

Mikaela Ruef grabbed 11 rebounds Sunday, marking the 12th time this season she has reached double figures in rebounds in a game. It was also her third straight game with at least 10 rebounds, and fourth over the last five. Ruef played a career-high 39 minutes, being substituted out of the game with 23.6 seconds remaining which prevented her from playing the full 40 minutes for the first time.

In the two matchups with Cal, Mikaela Ruef drew the assignment of defending Cal forward/center Reshanda Gray. Gray entered the week as Cal’s leading scorer with 17.3 points per game and shooting 59.3 percent, but scored only seven points on 3-for-9 shooting over the two games against Ruef.

Freshman Karlie Samuelson scored 16 points, marking her sixth game of the year scoring in double figures. All six of those performances have come over the past seven games.

Stanford shot 55.3 percent (26-for-47) Sunday, the fifth time in the past six games that the Cardinal has made at least half of its shots.

Stanford matched a season low with just 47 field-goal attempts. The previous time it took just 47 shots was Nov. 26, 2013 against Purdue.

Stanford’s 24 free throws made set a new season high, while its 30 attempts fell just one short of the season high of 31 set at Boston College on Nov. 9, 2013.

Chiney Ogwumike’s 29 points increased her career scoring total to 2,364, 127 points behind older sister Nnemkadi Ogwumike (2,491) for second place on Stanford’s all-time scoring list.

Ogwumike’s eight rebounds Sunday brought her Pac-12-leading career rebounding total to 1,384.


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