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Appel dominates as Stanford rolls

Mar 23, 2008 - 3:44 AM PALO ALTO, California (Ticker) -- Jayne Appel's dominant first half helped Stanford breeze into the second round.

Appel scored 29 of her career-high 33 points in the first half as second-seeded Stanford rolled to an 85-47 victory over No. 15 Cleveland State in the Spokane Regional on Saturday.

The sophomore forward-center finished 14-of-19 from the field to finish two points shy of tying the school's NCAA Tournament record for highest-scoring game. She also grabbed 12 rebounds.

Candice Wiggins, the Pac-10's all-time scoring leader, had 13 points and Kayla Pedersen added nine points and 12 boards for the Cardinal (31-3), who had a 45-22 lead at the half thanks to Appel.

Stanford outscored Cleveland State, 38-16, in the paint and held a 57-31 advantage in rebounds.

Kailey Klein scored 16 points for the Vikings (19-14), who were making its first appearance in the NCAAs.








  • SPOKANE REGIONAL
    NCAA WOMENS BB SPOKANE REGIONAL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    CLEVELAND ST (15) 22 25 47
    STANFORD (2) 45 40 85 FINAL

    Mar 22 10:24 PM


  • SPOKANE REGIONAL
    NCAA WOMENS BB (15) CLEVELAND ST 22
    (2) STANFORD 45 HALFTIME

    Mar 22 10:10 PM
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