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No. 12 Texas Tech Falls to No. 7 Stanford, 61-58

Erin Grant scored 18 points in the loss (file photo).
Erin Grant scored 18 points in the loss (file photo).

Nov. 28, 2004

Box Score

AP Sports Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Candice Wiggins scored the go-ahead basket with 1:34 left, then grabbed a rebound on the other end in No. 7 Stanford's 61-58 victory over 12th-ranked Texas Tech on Sunday.

In the final seconds, T'Nae Thiel got a steal and made two free throws to lift Stanford (5-0).

Brooke Smith scored 10 of her 22 points in the final 9:33, Kelley Suminski had 13 points and Wiggins added 11. Thiel finished with eight points and eight rebounds.

Erin Grant led the Lady Raiders (1-1) with 18 points, making all seven of her free throws and scoring all but four of her points after halftime. Chesley Dabbs added 12 points and six boards.

Grant missed a jumper with 1:09 remaining, but Texas Tech got the ball back with 35.4 seconds left following a 30-second clock violation by Stanford. The Lady Raiders couldn't get a shot off, but got another possession with 12.8 seconds left after a scramble for a loose ball.

But Alesha Robertson missed a 3-pointer in the waning seconds.

Texas Tech started its comeback on Grant's two free throws with 15:17 to pull within 32-30. Grant's 3-pointer at 12:02 gave the Lady Raiders their first lead, 37-35.

Stanford jumped out to a 12-0 lead and led by as many as 17 in the first half before the Lady Raiders made their move after halftime with a 27-6 run.

The Cardinal shot 46.7 percent and held a 25-14 rebounding edge in the first half while holdingTexas Tech to 26.1 percent.

Stanford played without point guard Susan King Borchardt, sidelined with a stress reaction in her left foot. Coach Tara VanDerveer is hopeful to have Borchardt back in the lineup to face Pepperdine on Dec. 10.



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