CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Lili Thompson scored 13 points and No. 19 Stanford snapped No. 7 Oregon’s State’s 21-game home winning streak with a 69-58 victory Thursday night.
Amber Orrange and Erica McCall each added 12 points in Stanford’s 29th consecutive win over the Beavers. The Cardinal (21-8, 13-4 Pac-12) wrap up the regular season at Oregon on Sunday.
The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for Oregon State (25-3, 15-2), which has already won more games this season than any other team in school history.
Jamie Weisner and Deven Hunter each had 18 points for the Beavers, who had previously clinched a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title and the top seed in the conference tournament next week in Seattle. Oregon State hosts California on Saturday in the regular-season finale.
The Cardinal, who led by as many as 13 points, improved to 53-6 all-time against Oregon State.
Stanford guard Brittany McPhee, the Pac-12 freshman of the week, earned her first start the Cardinal, who were coming off a 63-53 loss at home to Cal last weekend. McPhee had 24 points off the bench in that defeat.
While the Beavers had a distinct size advantage, Stanford played aggressive defense through the first 10 minutes to take a 20-13 lead. The Cardinal bench stood and cheered enthusiastically for each basket.
McCall’s layup extended Stanford’s lead to 26-17.
Oregon State closed to within three points at 28-25 on Weisner’s 3-pointer with 6:16 left in the half. Oregon State couldn’t get closer until the final basket of the half, a layup by Hunter, narrowed it to 34-33.
Stanford pulled ahead 46-39 on Bonnie Samuelson’s 3-pointer with 5:19 left. The Cardinal stretched the lead to double digits when McCall’s tip in made it 52-41.
Briana Roberson collected her fourth foul with just more than eight minutes remaining and went to the bench. She finished with 11 points for Stanford.
The last time Oregon State beat the Cardinal was on Jan. 11, 2001, an 81-65 win at Gill Coliseum.
Stanford: Roberson made just her sixth start of the season. Twelve of Stanford’s 29 opponents this season were in the top 30 of the NCAA RPI. … Karli Samuelson appeared to injure her right hand in a spill late in the first half and did not return.
Oregon State: It was the first time that both teams have been ranked for a game since 1996. Oregon State has never been ranked higher than the Cardinal for a game. … Before Thursday night, Oregon State had lost just twice this season, at Tennessee in late December and then at Washington earlier this month.
Stanford: visits Oregon on Sunday.
Oregon State: hosts California on Saturday.
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