By Rick Eymer

The Associated Press

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No. 7 Oregon St. at California

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

STANFORD, Calif. — Kiana Williams wanted to stay in the flow of the offense.

After hitting a couple of shots, the sophomore guard found her rhythm and sparked a run that does not happen much against one of the top defensive teams in the country.

Williams scored 16 of her 18 points in the first half, leading No. 11 Stanford (9-2 Pac-12, 19-3 overall) past No. 7 Oregon State (9-2, 19-4) 61-44 Friday night.

“We were focused,” Williams said. “We locked in on defense and collectively did our job. That helped me get into a rhythm.”

Alanna Smith added 17 points for the Cardinal, who won their 22nd consecutive home game. Smith also blocked three shots early in the game that turned the momentum.

“Her defense at the beginning helped set the tone,” Oregon State coach Scott Rueck said. “Those blocks were big.”

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