Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
18 24 18 26 86
26 9 20 24 79
8:00 PM PT9:00 PM MT10:00 PM CT11:00 PM ET4:00 PM GMT12:00 PM 北京时间9:00 PM MST11:00 PM EST, Feb 23, 2018
Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, Washington  Attendance: 1,848

No. 16 Stanford women win despite 40 from UW's Melgoza

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) Brittany McPhee scored 25 points and No. 16 Stanford took an 86-79 win Friday night despite a career-high 40 points from Amber Melgoza and a stern test from last-place Washington.

Melgoza was 14-of-26 shooting and made a career-high five 3-pointers in scoring the most points by a Pac-12 Conference player this season.

Marta Sniezek's 3-point play with 1 1/2 minutes left gave Stanford a 10-point lead - matching its largest of the night - but Melgoza answered with a 3-pointer and another bucket before the Cardinal made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 37 seconds to seal the win.

Melgoza got Washington (7-21, 1-16) off to big start, making four 3-pointers and scoring 18 points in the first quarter for a 26-18 lead. But McPhee brought Stanford back in the second period, scoring 13 points with Stanford leading 42-35 at halftime.

Both teams shot well from 3-point range, Stanford making 12 of 29 (41 percent) and Washington 13 of 29 (45 percent) but the Cardinal outrebounded the Huskies 38-22, including 19 offensive boards that led to a 27-8 advantage on second-chance points.

Stanford (20-9, 14-3) - with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in attendance to see his sister, Anna Wilson, a sophomore guard for the Cardinal - is alone in second place behind No. 8 Oregon (15-2) and a game ahead of No. 12 Oregon State and No. 10 UCLA (both 13-4) with one game remaining.

Updated February 24, 2018

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