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Short road trip turns into season opening victory for Stanford


Briana Roberson scored 15 points, Erica McCall added her third career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds and the 16th-ranked Stanford women's basketball team opened the season with a 74-45 nonconference victory over host UC Davis on Friday night.

The Cardinal, which travels to Gonzaga for a Sunday matinee, used a 31-point third quarter to turn a close contest into a rout.

Briana Roberson
Freshman Alanna Smith, Stanford's first-ever international player, added 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting in 16 minutes. Lili Thompson added 10 points off the bench.

Roberson and Smith combined to shoot 52.1 percent (12-of-23) from the field while the rest of the team shot 31.3 percent (15-of-48).

The Cardinal defense limited the Aggies to 23.6 percent from the field, including 17.9 percent in the second half.

Men's tennis

Day two of the USTA/ITA National Indoors saw Stanford's Tom Fawcett collect a huge upset over the No. 2 seed Cameron Norrie of TCU, 6-4, 7-6 (8), to advance to the quarterfinals, before a tough match against Chris Eubanks of Georgia Tech saw the Cardinal run end, 6-3, 7-5, in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

In doubles consolation action, Fawcett and David Wilczynski paired up against to take on Julian Cash and Arjun Kadhe of Oklahoma State. Cardinal duo was unable to crack the Cowboys though as OK State took the win, 6-4, 6-2.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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