FRESNO — Chiney Ogwumike scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 4 Stanford routed Fresno State 86-54 on Saturday night in the Cardinal’s final tuneup before Pac-12 play.
Stanford (11-1) was coming off a six-day holiday break, and playing for the first time since defeating then-No. 3 Tennessee 76-70 on Dec. 21. The rustiness showed for half of the first half before Ogwumike got going.
She added 10 rebounds to give her 1,257 in her career — nine short of Kayla Pedersen’s Pac-12 and school record. She also had three blocks.
Stanford guard Amber Orrange had 15 points, six assists and three steals. Cardinal forward Taylor Greenfield added 18 points, and Bonnie Samuelson scored 14 points off the bench.
Up four points midway through the first half, The Cardinal used an 11-0 run during 5 minutes of shutout defense to stake itself to a 33-18 lead over the Bulldogs with 5:54 left in the first half.
Fresno State never recovered.
Stanford led 43-31 at halftime, and ensured there would be no spirited rally by Fresno State. The Cardinal outscored the Bulldogs 16-2 in the first five minutes of the second half, and stretched the lead to 33 points with 12 minutes remaining in the game.
Alex Sheedy had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Fresno State (6-5).