Carrington leads No. 7 Stanford past Washington 72-53

SEATTLE (AP) — Dijonai Carrington had 19 points and eight rebounds, leading No. 7 Stanford to a 72-53 victory over Washington on Sunday.

Kiana Williams scored 13 points for Stanford (25-4, 15-3 Pac-12), and Alanna Smith finished with 12 points and seven boards.

The Cardinal knocked down four 3-pointers and shot 60 percent from the field in the third quarter to open a 62-39 lead. It led by as many as 29 in the fourth while closing out its sixth straight victory.

Hannah Johnson and Haley Van Dyke led Washington (9-20, 2-15) with 10 points each. Mai-Loni Henson had eight points and seven rebounds.

Amber Melgoza, Washington’s leading scorer at 18.3 points per game, was held to six points on 3-of-15 shooting. Melgoza scored eight points in the Huskies’ first matchup against the Cardinal, a 91-54 Stanford victory on Jan. 18.

Stanford knocked down 11 3-pointers and outscored Washington 28-18 in the paint.


Stanford: The Cardinal will have plenty of chances to bolster its resume during the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas. Five Pac-12 teams enter the postseason ranked in the AP Top 25.

Washington: The rebuilding Huskies will need quite a run in the conference tourney to extend their season.


Stanford: The Cardinal earned a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament as the No. 2 seed, and will begin play postseason Saturday in Las Vegas.

Washington: The Huskies open Pac-12 Tournament play Friday as the No. 11 seed.