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STANFORD, Calif. – Five players scored in double figures and the Cardinal shot better than 63 percent in beating Beijing Normal University, 100-58, in its exhibition opener on Tuesday night.
Freshman Francesca Belibi led the way with 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting and was followed closely by junior Alyssa Jerome, who poured in 16 and didn't miss any of her seven attempts from the floor. Sophomore Lexie Hull added 14, freshman Ashten Prechtel 12 and senior Anna Wilson 11.
Jerome (2-of-2), Wilson (2-of-2), Hull (2-of-4) and freshman Hannah Jump (2-of-3) combined to go 8-of-11 (.727) from 3-point range and Stanford made 10 of its 13 free throw attempts (.769) on the night.
Jerome, Prechtel, Wilson and Hull started alongside junior Kiana Williams, who scored only four points, but had eight assists and zero turnovers. As a team, the Cardinal had 27 assists against 13 turnovers.
Stanford, which was up 28-17 after one quarter, went on a 14-0 run early in the second that was punctuated by back-to-back Belibi layups to push the lead to 44-23. The Cardinal hit triple digits when Jenna Brown stole the ball from Yang Kejing and went coast-to-coast with eight seconds remaining.
Liu Yutong led Beijing Normal with 21 points, Tang Ziting had 13 and Zhang Jingyi added 11.
Stanford dominated the specialty categories, outscoring its opponent 60-20 in the paint, 31-13 off turnovers and 23-5 on the break.
The Cardinal's superior depth wore down Beijing Normal late. Stanford won the bench-points battle, 43-4, and had its best offensive quarter in the final frame, putting up 31 on 12-of-15 shooting, including 3-of-3 from deep.
Stanford hosts the USA Basketball Women's National Team in another exhibition on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. before getting the regular season going at home next Tuesday, Nov. 5 against Eastern Washington at 7 p.m.