By MILES BENNETT-SMITH
After a series split at No.11Hawaii last weekend,the men’svolleyball team is back on the roadto continue Mountain PacificSports Federation play against No.13 Cal State Northridge (2-5,1-3MPSF) tonight.The No.2 Cardinal(5-1,4-1) will go on to face No.5Long Beach State (4-3,3-1) tomor-row.“Both teams are ranked in thetop 15,so it won’t be easy,”saidStanford head coach John Kosty.“Long Beach has a very experi-enced setter that runs a balancedand fast offense,and althoughCSUN lost a lot of players to grad-uation,they still have a strong at-tack on the outside and good sizein the middle.”The Matadors are coming off aloss in their home opener to UC-Santa Barbara,but they have al-ready faced five teams ranked inthe national top five,including awin on the road against then-No.3Pepperdine.Northridge junior setter MattStork passed the 3,400-assist markin his last match against UCLA,but he had his consecutive startstreak end at 70 matches after suf-fering an injury against the Bruins.Stork is questionable for the matchtonight,meaning backup setterJeff Baxter would run the offenseagainst the Cardinal.However,the match likely rests
Card falls to Ducks,losing streak at four
Card looking to bounce back on trip to top-15 foes
By ZACH ZIMMERMAN
The Stanford men’s basketballteam failed to break out of an offen-sive slump on Thursday night,losing just its second home game of theyear,67-59,to Oregon.The loss wasthe Cardinal’s fourth in a row andmarked the seventh consecutivegame that the team failed to eclipsethe 60-point mark.
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Stanford (10-9,3-5 Pac-10) wasovercome by the feisty full-courtpress of the Ducks’ defensive unit,turning the ball over 17 times on thegame.Coupled with 6-for-19 shoot-ing from three-point range and61.9-percent free-throw shooting,the Cardinal was unable to comeaway with a much-needed victory.“I don’t think we played particu-larly well,”Stanford head coachJohnny Dawkins said.“We turnedthe ball over too many times.”For Oregon,the victory markedthe first time in 25 years that theDucks (10-10,3-5) won in the con-fines of Maples Pavilion.Oregonhead coach Dana Altman was re-lieved to put that streak into the his-tory books.“We needed that,”Altman said.“That was a big one for us.It’s some-thing that we finally got out of theway.”Freshman forward Dwight Pow-ell led the way for Stanford with 14points on 6-for-8 shooting from thefield.He and classmate AnthonyBrown,who netted 11 points on thenight,were the lone bright spots fora seemingly dysfunctional offensivesquad.“Dwight gave us some energy,”Dawkins said.“I thought he re-bounded and scored the ball well.He was aggressive,he was attack-ing.”Junior guard Jeremy Green,whoentered the game as the Card’sleading scorer at 14.7 points pergame,continued to struggle fromthe floor,hitting just three of his 10attempts en route to a disappoint-ing 13-point performance.“I thought Jeremy’s shots for themost part were good,”Dawkinssaid.“When you’re getting lookslike that,it’s also a function of,you’re going to have periods andtimes of games where it doesn’t gofor you how you want it to.”Noticeably underutilized in thegame was redshirt junior JoshOwens.The star forward had astring of strong performances lead-ing up to Thursday’s matchup,butrecorded just 23 minutes on thenight.He finished with four pointson just three shot attempts.Dawkins credited the Duck de-fense with denying ball-entry to hisbest low-post presence.“We couldn’t get it inside,”Dawkins said.“We want him to get
By JACK BLANCHATand NATE ADAMS
The No.4 Stanford women’sbasketball team had a good dayduck hunting on Thursday night,polishing off Oregon,91-56,and ex-tending its winning streak to 11games.The Cardinal (17-2,8-0 Pac-10)dominated all facets of the game,and the Ducks (12-7,3-5) had atremendous amount of troublestopping the Ogwumike sisters.Freshman forward Chiney Ogwu-mike tied a career high with 18points and 12 rebounds,while jun-ior forward Nnemkadi Ogwumikehad 16 points and eight rebounds.
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That said,the Ducks weren’table to stop any of Stanford’s stars.Senior guard Jeanette Pohlen had17 points and six assists,senior for-ward Kayla Pedersen added herfourth double-double of the seasonwith 11 points and 14 rebounds,and junior forward Sarah Boothe con-tributed 16 more off the bench.The Cardinal’s success waslargely driven by the Ducks’ inabil-ity to make shots,as Oregon misseda whopping 57 attempts.The Cardi-nal,in turn,pulled down a season-high 62 rebounds.Stanford held Oregon to 56points (its season low) thanks totough defense,forcing the ice-coldDucks to take a huge number of long-distance shots.When the finalstats were tallied,Oregon shot just25 percent,including a miserable 3-for-32 from three-point range.Guard Nia Jackson paced theDucks with 21 points and forwardAmanda Johnson had 15,but thescoring dropped off significantlyafter that,with only one other play-er scoring more than four points.Stanford started the scoring andnever trailed,rushing out to a 19-1lead halfway through the first half,buoyed by five early points fromPohlen.Jackson then did her best tobring the Ducks back from thebrink by herself,fearlessly cuttingto the basket over and over again,able to finish off her dribble andadd 13 points for Oregon over thelast 10 minutes of the first half.Jackson helped the Ducks fightback to just 10 down with only two
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Kappa Sig facesnationals in Vegas
By ELLEN HUET
About 20 Kappa Sigma mem-bers are set to travel to Las Vegasthis weekend to meet with the fra-ternity’s national Supreme Execu-tive Committee (SEC) to addressallegations of misconduct that ledto the chapter being put on suspen-sion by the University last October.Mitchell Wilson,Kappa Sigmaexecutive national director,calledthis weekend’s planned meeting adisciplinary hearing in which thecommittee,comprised of five mem-bers of the board of directors,fivesupport staff and volunteer offi-cers,will review allegations that thechapter violated the Kappa Sigmacode of conduct.“Kappa Sigma members willhave the opportunity to come inand make their statements,”Wilsonsaid.“The board can ask themquestions and,if allegations aretrue,decide what will be doneabout it.”Wilson said it is “more than like-ly”that the committee will make adecision regarding the allegationsthat day.Harris Brown ‘11,former KappaSigma president,said it was likelythe chapter would know the resultsof the SEC appearance “shortly”after the discussion,but said thepossible outcomes of the decision“span a wide spectrum.”He de-clined to say what consequencesthe group might face.Wilson said the committeewould evaluate a presentation by
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Stanford continued to rollthrough its Pac-10 schedule with aconvincing 91-56 win over Oregonon Thursday night in MatthewKnight Arena in Eugene. The Cardi-nal will head to Corvallis to play theBeavers, who have yet to win agame in the conference this season- their last win game on Dec. 21against Eastern Washington. Ore-gon State lost at home to Cal onThursday night, 60-47.
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Nnemkadi Ogwumike, above, was her usual dominant self in Oregonlast night. The junior forward from Cypress, Texas, posted 16 points andeight rebounds in the Cardinal’s victory over the Ducks. With 16.8points per game, she’s currently the team’s leading scorer.
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Though the season is young, Brad Lawson, left, has done plenty to distinguish himself. The junior outsidehitter leads the team with 81 kills, averaging 4.05 per set. That mark puts him at fourth in the MPSF.
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