Feb. 28, 1998
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Kristin Folkl had 31 points and 15 rebounds as No. 5
Stanford avenged its only Pac-10 loss with a 108-90 defeat Saturday of No. 7
Arizona to clinch at least a share of the conference title.
Stanford (19-5, 15-1 Pac-10) used a 13-3 run at the start of the second half
to break open the game and extend its winning streak to 59 games at Maples
Pavilion. The Cardinal have not lost at Maples since 1994.
Olympia Scott added 17 points for Stanford, while Vanessa Nygaard had 14
points and 10 assists.
Folkl, Scott and Nygaard were among five Stanford seniors playing in their
last regular-season home game.
Every time Scott scored, relatives held up a sign saying, "Your Family
Loves You, Olympia."
Monika Crank had 17 points for Arizona (19-6, 12-4), which had its five-game
winning streak snapped. The Wildcats have a 1-17 record at Stanford, with that
lone win coming in 1986.
Adia Barnes and Felecity Willis added 15 points each for the Wildcats.
The 108 points were the most scored by Stanford and the most allowed by
Arizona this season. The Wildcats have allowed more than 75 points just three
Stanford clinched at least a share of the Pac-10 title for the fourth
straight season and for the ninth time in the last 10 years. The Cardinal will
be assured of the outright title if UCLA loses Sunday to Washington.
Stanford has won 13 straight since a 91-90 loss at Arizona on Jan. 12 on a
last-second shot. That's the only Pac-10 defeat for Stanford since Feb. 9,
Folkl had 14 points and 10 rebounds as Stanford built a 46-33 halftime lead.
The Cardinal held Arizona to 31-percent shooting in the first half, when the
Wildcats were just 1-of-8 on 3-pointers.
The Cardinal took command early in the second half, scoring nine straight
points to open a 56-34 lead. The run included an off-balance bank shot by
Milena Flores, followed seconds later by a steal and a full-court pass to Scott
for a layup.
After Barnes hit a pair of free throws, Nygaard made a 3-pointer as Stanford
built its lead to 23 points. The Cardinal held a comfortable margin the rest of