ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kaylee Johnson had 10 points, a career-high 22 rebounds and hit the go-ahead free throws with 30 seconds left to lift No. 5 Stanford to a 70-65 victory over New Mexico on Monday night.
Karlie Samuelson scored a career-high 23 points and her sister Bonnie added two free throws in the final seconds to seal the victory for the Cardinal (3-1).
Trailing 65-64 with 30 seconds left, Johnson hit two free throws for Stanford. Antiesha Brown had a chance to put New Mexico back in front, but she missed. Bonnie Samuelson then followed with her two to seal the win.
Bryce Ownes scored 16 points and Cherise Beynon added 14 for the Lobos (0-4).
Orrange had 18 for Stanford, including a banked-in 3-pointer from more than 30 feet at the first-half buzzer that sent the Cardinal into the break tied 35-35.
The Cardinal controlled the start of both halves, starting the game on a 16-4 run over the first five minutes. And Stanford opened the second half with a 14-2 run over the first five minutes to take a 49-37 lead. But in both halves, New Mexico rallied to take the lead, going ahead 27-26 with 5:12 left in the first half behind a 21-4 run and taking its final lead 65-64 with 45.9 seconds left following a 12-1 run.
Stanford leading scorer Lili Thompson did not play Monday because of an illness. In its first home game of the season, New Mexico drew 6,594 in a “Pack the Pit” promotion that included $2 tickets for all seats.
Stanford: faces North Carolina on Friday in the opener of the Rainbow Wahine Shootout in Honolulu, Hawaii.
New Mexico: The Lobos play Boston University at home Saturday in the first game of the New Mexico Thanksgiving Tournament.
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