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Ogwumike leads No. 4 Stanford women past Utah

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 10, 2014 at 10:03 pm •  Published: January 10, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike and the Stanford Cardinal overpowered the Utah Utes — again.

Ogwumike had 30 points on 13-of-17 shooting and added nine rebounds and No. 4 Stanford routed Utah 87-61 on Friday night to improve to 17-0 against the Utes.

"Honestly, I've come to the point where my coaches say, 'If I'm open, I have to shoot the ball with confidence,'" Ogwumike said. "I love things on the block, but people are going to double and triple team me. So I've really had to elevate my game."

Amber Orrange had 14 points for the Cardinal (14-1, 3-0 Pac-12). Stanford shot 57.4 percent (35 of 61) from the field and 57.1 percent (8 of 14) from 3-point range.

"We came out and shot the ball well," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. "I thought we were moving the ball and shooting the ball. I thought we had good balance in scoring. Chiney again had 30, but different people were contributing."

Emily Potter had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Utes (7-7, 0-3). Michelle Plouffe added 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Utah shot 38.6 percent (22 of 57) from the field.

"You've got to pick your poison with them," Utah coach Anthony Leverets said. "We had to go out and guard the perimeter and then, all of a sudden, Chiney's in the paint by herself — one-on-one. You're just in all kinds of trouble then."

The Cardinal opened the game by making four straight baskets and took a 15-4 lead.

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