|Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) drives to the basket in front of Gonzaga forward Kayla Standish during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)|
Ogwumike leads No. 5 Stanford to win.
STANFORD, Calif.—Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 33 points and 18 rebounds in leading No. 5 Stanford past Gonzaga 76-61 Sunday afternoon.
Chiney Ogwumike added 19 points for the Cardinal (2-0), who extended their home winning streak to 64, now in its fifth season. Toni Kokenis added 14 points.
Haiden Palmer scored 13 points to lead the Bulldogs (1-1), who led the nation in points last year while reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. Taelor Karr and Kelly Bowen each added 10 points.
Kokenis' 3-pointer with 13:04 remaining to play highlighted a 20-9 start to the second half, putting Stanford in charge.
The Cardinal eventually built a 20-point lead with four minutes left before emptying the bench.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, a preseason All-American, returned to the Stanford lineup and had a double-double by halftime.
The Bulldogs outscored Stanford 18-7 over the last 6:05 of the first half to take a 32-31 lead into the half.