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No. 4 Stanford women beat rival Cal 74-71 in OT

Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike (30) and California's Reshanda Gray fight for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Stanford, Calif. Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike (30) and California's Reshanda Gray fight for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
By Josh Dubow
AP Sports Writer / January 28, 2012
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STANFORD, Calif.—Chiney Ogwumike scored three of her career-high 27 points in overtime to help No. 4 Stanford wrap up a perfect first half of the Pac-12 season with a 74-71 victory over rival California on Saturday.

Toni Kokenis added 18 points, including two key free throws in overtime,and Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 12 to move past Val Whiting into fourth place on the all-time scoring list for the Cardinal (18-1, 9-0). Stanford has won 15 straight games overall and has a three-game lead over the Golden Bears (15-6, 6-3) and Arizona State at the midpoint of the conference season.

This one wasn't easy as the Cardinal allowed the final nine points of regulation to force overtime and then got only one basket in the extra session, a layup by Chiney Ogwumike on their opening possession.

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