Lacie Hull scores 19, No. 3 Stanford beats N. Colorado 90-36


STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Lacie Hull scored 19 points and No. 3 Stanford coasted to a 90-36 victory over Northern Colorado on Thursday night.

DiJonai Carrington and Hailey Jones each added 11 points for the Cardinal (3-0), who have scored at least 90 points in each of their first three games. Fran Belibi added eight points and 13 rebounds.

Jasmine Gayles scored eight points to lead the Bears (0-3), who fell to 14-26 against the Pac-12.

The Cardinal took a 72-33 advantage into the fourth quarter.

Stanford scored the game’s first nine points and it never got better for the Bears, who were 2 of 11 in the second quarter and under 25% at the half.

The Cardinal also went on a 14-0 run in the second quarter, producing a 48-17 advantage.

Stanford led at halftime, 47-22.


Northern Colorado: Alexis Chapman will likely hold the key to the Bears offensive success. She’s the top returning scorer and had 38 points through the first two games, anchoring a starting five that includes two freshmen. Chapman was 0 of 3 from the field in the first and then hit a 3-pointer on her first attempt of the second half.

Stanford: Hailey Jones, the nation’s top recruit, got her first start and became the third freshman to earn a start for coach Tara VanDerveer, who continues to experiment with different combinations. Jones scored nine points on 3-of-4 shooting in the first half and delivered a perfect pass to Lacie Hull for an assist.


Northern Colorado: The Bears stay on the road and play at Southern Methodist on Saturday.

Stanford: The Cardinal hosts Gonzaga, which is receiving votes, on Sunday.


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