SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lexie Hull scored 27 points, DiJonai Carrington added 16 and No. 3 Stanford downed San Francisco 97-71 on Saturday in the first college basketball game played at Chase Center, the Golden State Warriors new facility in San Francisco.
Ioanna Krimili scored 17 points for the Dons (1-1), who are 9-24 in the series with the Cardinal. Mikayla Williams added 12 points and Lucie Hoskova scored all 10 of her points in the first half.
Hull, whom Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer referred to “playing like a woman possessed” after the season opener, did nothing to tarnish that image. She was 10-of-12 from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range. She also added eight rebounds and three assists.
Carrington also grabbed eight rebounds. Freshman Ashten Prechtel led Stanford with nine boards. Alyssa Jerome added 11 points.
The Cardinal scored the first seven points of the third quarter and held onto a double-digit lead the rest of the way. Stanford eventually opened a 21-point advantage when Hull hit a 3-pointer midway through the quarter.
Stanford shot 55.6% from the field in the first half, with Hull and Carrington combining for 10-of-15 and a 44-32 halftime lead.
Hoskova and Krimili were a combined 8-of-16 for 21 points but the rest of the team went 4-of-21.
Stanford: Not that VanDerveer was worried, but having Carrington respond with a big game against the Dons eases any doubts about her ability to continue what she started last year in a breakout season. Lacie Hull, who missed all four of her shots in the season opener, recovered with a nice shooting afternoon Saturday.
San Francisco: Coach Molly Goodenbour, who played for Tara VanDerveer at Stanford and was part of its two national championships, starts four underclassmen and a junior as she builds her program. Saturday’s game was her 95th as the Dons coach and 399th game overall.
Stanford: The Cardinal return home to host Northern California on Thursday night.
San Francisco: The Dons return to their campus facility to play CSUN next Sunday.