Jan. 12, 1998
No. 9 Arizona Beats No. 11 Stanford, 91-90
Wildcats Win on Desperation Shot
Game Box Score
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - With less than two seconds left, Reshea Bristol's
desperation shot snapped No. 11 Stanford's 48-game Pac-10 winning streak and
gave No. 9 Arizona a 91-90 victory Monday night.
"I just jacked it up," Bristol said. "It felt awesome.
The last Stanford league loss was a Feb. 9, 1995, defeat by Oregon State.
The last time Arizona beat Stanford was a 75-59 win on March 8, 1986.
Bristol - her foot on the 3-point line - connected for her 23rd point to
spark a wild celebration. The winning shot capped an Arizona comeback from a
13-point deficit with 12 minutes left in the game, but Bristol wasn't claiming
"Just to have us play as a team felt great," she said. "Anybody could
have made that shot on any given night."
Adia Barnes added 22 points, Monika Crank had 14, Lisa Griffith 11 and Mikko
Kristin Folkl led Stanford (6-5, 3-1 Pac-10) with 21 points. Milena Flores
added 16 points, Olympia Scott 13, Vanessa Nygaard 12, Melody Peterson 11 and
Christina Batastini 10.
Arizona (10-3, 4-1) tied the score at 84 on two Barnes free throws.
Following a Folkl free throw, Bristol made a 3-pointer with 1:46 left. The
Wildcats made a school-record 13 3-pointers.
"You don't expect a team with experience like Arizona to roll over at home
and they didn't," Stanford coach Tara Vanderveer said. "We made plenty of bad
decisions down the stretch, while they shot well and made the plays they had
After another Folkl free throw tied the game at 87, Felecity Willis' steal
and layup gave Arizona an 89-87 lead with one minute remaining. Batastini then
put the Cardinal in front 90-89 with 12 seconds left, setting the stage for
Bristol's winning shot.
"If you are going to win the Pac-10, you have to beat Stanford," Arizona
coach Joan Bonvicini said. "Beating Stanford (was) the only thing these
seniors have not done."
Last week, Washington State had beaten Arizona 64-61 with a 3-pointer at the
With this victory, the center court madhouse got a bit rough.
"I got a couple of bruises and I got hit in my jaw, but, hey, that's what
it is all about," Bristol said of being mobbed.