Cardinal women power past Sun Devils 62-49

JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Published:

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 22 points and 16 rebounds, her sister Chiney had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 5 Stanford overpowered Arizona State in the second half for a 62-49 win Thursday night.

Stanford (19-1, 9-0 Pac-12) needed overtime to beat California in its last game and found itself in another fight against the gritty Sun Devils. The Cardinal pulled away over the final 12 minutes behind the Ogwumike sisters, who combined for 13 points during a 20-2 run that put the Cardinal up 18.

Stanford had a 34-20 advantage inside and scored 16 second-chance points on 20 offensive rebounds to win its 67th straight conference game.

Arizona State (15-6, 6-4) kept it close by slowing the game down, but couldn't stop Stanford inside to lose its 12th straight to the Cardinal. Deja Mann led the Sun Devils with 11 points.