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Balanced attack, defense keys Stanford's 11th straight win

Feb 15, 2008 - 6:54 AM PALO ALTO, California (Ticker) -- Kayla Pedersen scored 18 points and Candice Wiggins added 16 and six rebounds as sixth-ranked Stanford cruised to its 11th straight win, 69-46, over Arizona in Pac-10 Conference action on Thursday.

The Cardinal (23-3, 12-2 Pac-10) have won their last seven straight by double digits and used a 10-2 run at the end of the first half to open up a 32-18 lead at the break.

Stanford increased its lead to 45-25 with 13:31 remaining and the Wildcats never got closer than 13 for the rest of the game.

Jayne Appel had 12 points and 11 rebounds and J.J. Hones chipped in 10 points for the Cardinal, who made only 6-of-29 shots from the arc, but forced 22 turnovers.

Ify Ibekwe had 16 points and eight rebounds and Amina Njonkou added 14 and six for the Wildcats (9-15, 3-10), who shot just 35 percent (17-of-48) from the floor.

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    ARIZONA 27 19 46
    STANFORD (6) 30 39 69 FINAL

    Feb 14 11:54 PM