STOCKTON, Calif. (AP)Kiki Iriafen had game-high totals of 15 points and eight rebounds, leading No. 2 Stanford to a 98-44 victory over Pacific on Friday.
Iriafen was one of three players who scored in double figures for Stanford, including Hannah Jump (14 points) and Ashten Prechtel (11).
Iriafen scored twice inside during a 14-0 run midway through the second quarter that allowed Stanford (3-0) to pull away, and the Cardinal added to their lead steadily the remainder of the game.
Pacific hung tough early, twice building an early lead and tying the game for the third time at 10-10 on Cecilia Holmberg’s jumper midway through the first period.
But Stanford clamped down on defense and pulled away with its bench doing as much damage as the Cardinal starters during a 28-8 second-quarter blitz.
Pacific (1-1) put up more shots than Stanford in both the first and second quarters, but was limited to just 25% shooting from the field at halftime and just 23.6% overall. The Tigers were led by Liz Smith’s 13 points and six rebounds.
Stanford’s depth and balance wore down Pacific, which was outscored 53-24 after halftime.
Stanford: Despite a slow start, the Cardinal shot over 50% from the field for the third consecutive game to begin the season. Stanford shot 75% from the field in the second quarter, and 76.5% in the third period. … Stanford entered the game with six players scoring in double figures and that balance again was on display as the Cardinal had eight players score seven points or more.
Pacific: The Cardinal were a tough early test for the Tigers, who routed former Big West foe UC-Riverside 83-61 in their season opener. … Pacific continues to get a boost from the outside shooting of Smith, who was 3 of 6 from 3-point range. Pacific made just five of 25 3-point attempts.
Stanford: The Cardinal play at Portland (2-0) on Sunday.
Pacific: The Tigers play at Nevada (0-1) on Sunday.
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