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WCC Women's Basketball Recaps

Nov. 29, 2006

San Francisco - 53
San Jose State - 48 (OT)

San Jose, CA - Junior guard Dominique Carter shook off a slow start and scored 10 points in overtime to lead USF to a 53-48 overtime victory Wednesday night in non-conference women's action at the Event Center. The Dons (3-4) overcame a poor shooting night and several miscues to post their first road win of the season at the expense of the Spartans (0-6).

Carter finished with a team-high 18 points, connecting on 6-of-12 from the floor and hit all six attempts at the free throw line to go along with five rebounds. Junior center Lisa Olden turned in her second double-double night of the season with 14 points and a career-high 12 boards in 34 minutes. Senior forward Nickie Warren chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds, while freshman guard Heidi Heintz tallied seven points and five caroms off the bench.

USF shot a dismal .288 (17-59) from the field, 0-for-10 from long distance, but made up for it at the charity stripe, converting on .655 (19-29). SJSU was slightly better in a contest lacking style points, and connected on .294 (20-68) and a brutal .059 (1-19) from 3-point range.

San Francisco and San Jose State fought to a standstill through 40 minutes. The halftime score was 18-18 and the end of regulation the score read 40-40. Carter took over from there, scoring 10 of the Dons 13 points in the extra session, with a pair of buckets and six consecutive free throws.

USF enjoyed a remarkable 51-38 rebounding advantage, including 18 on the offensive glass, leading to 17 second chance points.

San Francisco concludes its two-game road trip Saturday afternoon at Cal Poly. Tip-off against the Mustangs is set for 2:00 PM at Mott Gym.

Stanford - 88
Santa Clara - 56

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Kristen Newlin had 12 points and 16 rebounds to help No. 15 Stanford beat Santa Clara 88-56 on Wednesday night.Jillian Harmon added 16 points as the Cardinal (3-3) responded to consecutive losses to nationally-ranked Tennessee and Georgia with their biggest win of the season.

Chandice Cronk scored 13 points to pace the Broncos (4-3), who won three of their previous four. Ashley Graham added 10.

Michelle Harrison, Brooke Smith and Candice Wiggins each scored 13 points as Stanford had five players in double figures for the first time in nearly a year.

Stanford, the six-time defending Pac-10 champion, improved to 26-4 in the series with its local rival. The Cardinal beat Santa Clara in the first round of last season's NCAA tournament.

The Broncos closed to within 14 points before the Cardinal went on a 16-3 run midway through the second half to take a 68-41 advantage. Harrison reached double figures for the first time, scoring 10 of her points in the opening half.

Stanford recorded eight steals in the first seven minutes to grab a 22-8 lead. Stanford held a 33-17 advantage in shots attempted at one point in the half.

The Cardinal led by as many as 19 points in the first half and took a 46-30 into the intermission.