STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Hannah Jump spent a recent stretch in isolation for COVID-19 protocols and did what she could to stay ready — and her return sure showed it.
Jump scored 19 points with five 3-pointers, Cameron Brink added 12 points and No. 2 Stanford ran its winning streak to 11 games with an 82-59 victory over Oregon State on Wednesday.
“For me it was just getting back in the gym, getting shots up, getting back in my regular routine to make sure I was ready,” Jump said.
She had three 3s in the first half and shot 5 for 12 from deep overall while sixth-year senior Anna Wilson matched her career high with four steals for the Cardinal (19-3, 10-0 Pac-12) in their 25th consecutive win against Pac-12 opponents.
“It’s great having Hannah back. She’s kind of my security blanket out there,” coach Tara VanDerveer said.
Ellie Mack scored 11 of her 13 points in her first four minutes of play and Oregon State (11-8, 4-5) led 25-22 after the first quarter — the most points allowed by Stanford in a first quarter this season. But the Beavers couldn’t keep up with a balanced attack by defending national champion Stanford.
Greta Kampschroeder added 12 points for the Beavers in a game rescheduled from last month because of COVID protocols within their program.
Lexie Hull had 11 points and three steals for the Cardinal, who outscored the Beavers 21-9 in the third quarter as Oregon State shot just 3 for 13.
Stanford made five straight shots during a decisive 13-2 run midway through the second as the Cardinal built a 46-34 lead at the break on the way to their ninth straight win in the series.
“It’s been a bit of our nemesis all year, just being inconsistent,” Oregon State coach Scott Rueck said. “We couldn’t have had a much better offensive first quarter for sure, I thought we really executed well and hit shots. I didn’t love our defense. Giving up 20-plus in a quarter is too many to win.”
The Cardinal capitalized on nine first-half turnovers by Oregon State for 10 points.
VanDerveer used her entire bench and Stanford missed its last seven shots of the game to go without a field goal over the final 5:11.
Oregon State: Oregon State’s last four losses to Stanford have been decided by 11 or more points. … The Beavers have been held to 60 points or fewer in the past 10 meetings with the Cardinal. … The Beavers had been scheduled to play at Maples Pavilion — where their lone win was 50-47 in double-overtime on Feb. 24, 2017 — exactly a month earlier on Jan. 9 and now will have to face the Cardinal again at home on Feb. 18. … Oregon State dropped to 9-63 all-time against Stanford.
Stanford: Stanford scored 42 points in the paint to 18 by the Beavers. … The Cardinal limited their turnovers to three in the first half and six overall, a focus of late taking better care of the ball. “Having six turnovers is just fantastic,” VanDerveer said. … Stanford is 32-1 all-time against Oregon State at home. … The Cardinal made 5 of their initial 7 shots and shot 6 for 14 from deep in the first half.
Oregon State: Hosts rival Oregon on Friday night in the first of back-to-back games vs. the Ducks.