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Women's Basketball

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STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford scored the game's first 15 points and never looked back, routing visiting Vanguard 87-36 in an exhibition on Thursday night.
 
Stanford used 13 players and 12 scored. Freshman Lexie Hull started and led the Cardinal with 11 points and five assists, Maya Dodson chipped in 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go with a game-high four blocks and Nadia Fingall took care of the glass with 10 rebounds.
 
The Cardinal missed its first two shot attempts, but then hit six of its next 10 over a six-minute span to take a 15-0 lead late in the first quarter. Vanguard converted a couple at the line and a layup, but Alanna Smith nailed a 3-pointer from in front of the Lions' bench as the first quarter buzzer sounded to give Stanford a 20-4 advantage after one.
 
Kiana Williams knocked down two of her three 3-pointers in the second quarter from the left wing and the Cardinal made 4-of-9 from deep in the period. Fingall drilled one from near the spot of Williams' makes with under a minute to go in the half and Hull and Alyssa Jerome made point-blank layups to close the period and put Stanford up 44-17 at the half.
 
Stanford was on top by 40 heading into the fourth, 66-26, and bolstered by a pair of back-to-back 3-pointers from Anna Wilson midway through the third. Estella Moschkau scored the last five points of the quarter for Stanford as part of her seven-point night.
 
The Cardinal started the final frame on a 19-3 run, highlighted by a coast-to-cast take from Alexa Romano after she grabbed a long rebound off a Vanguard miss. The senior guard had six points during the run and was one of 11 players to score at least five.
 
No. 7 Stanford starts its regular season next Wednesday when it hosts UC Davis at 7 p.m.