No. 6 Stanford staved off Duke last night in overtime, 82-79, courtesy of a career-high scoring night for Cameron Brink.
The star senior dropped 29 points for the Cardinal, nine of those points in overtime, to keep her team undefeated in nonconference play so far this season. Brink also collected 11 rebounds and 6 blocks and went 10-10 from the free-throw line to top off her high scoring night.
Kiki Iriafen also had a standout night for Stanford. She contributed 27 points and 9 rebounds in its gutsy overtime win.
“They gave us all we could ask for and more,” Cardinal head coach Tara VanDerveer said to the Associated Press. “This game was kind of a heavyweight fight and it was a grind-out game. These are the kind of games that will get us ready for the Pac-12 gauntlet.”
After showing the Blue Devils everything she could do, Brink expected a warm welcome into the locker room from her teammates.
The 6-foot-4 forward leaped into the locker room and screamed. She closed her eyes and raised her arms to her chest. But the room was silent.
So Brink bottled her excitement and began to walk to her seat.
Only then did her teammates relent, jumping up around Brink, shouting and showering her in water. The players laughed and celebrated their undefeated record.
“We’re such a young team, getting a game like this under our belts shows us that we can fight through stuff,” Brink said.
Got her 😂#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/C8oglLZAzR— Stanford WBB 🤓🏀 (@StanfordWBB) November 19, 2023
Got her 😂#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/C8oglLZAzR