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Stanford Escapes with a 65-59 Win Over Lafayette

Dec. 30, 2012

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  1 2 Final
Lafayette 24 35 59
Stanford 32 33 65

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 Stat Comparison STAN LC
 Points 65 59
 FG Made-Attempted 26-61 21-55
 FG Percentage 42.6 38.2
 3P Made/Attempted 3-19 11-19
 3P Percentage 15.8 57.9
 FT Made-Attempted 10-16 6-8
 FT Percentage 62.5 75.0
 Rebounds 46 26
 Turnovers 13 10

 Individual Leaders
 Scoring Totals
 Lafayette - Ptasinski 17
 Stanford - Randle 16
 Lafayette - Johnson 5
 Stanford - Huestis 14
 Lafayette - Johnson 5
 Stanford - Randle 4
 Lafayette - Ptasinski 2
 Stanford - Powell, Allen 3
 Lafayette - Giese 1
 Stanford - Huestis 3

STANFORD, Calif. – Lafayette erased a 10-point second-half deficit to take a two-point lead with nine minutes to go, but Stanford regained its advantage and held off the Leopards in a 65-59 victory on Saturday evening at Maples Pavilion.

Joey Ptasinski scored 17 points and Seth Hinrichs scored 16, as the duo combined for nine of Lafayette’s 11 three-pointers. The Leopards connected on 57.9 percent from beyond the arc, but were held under 40 percent (21-of-55, 38.2%) from the field overall. The Leopards 57.9 percent shooting from three was their highest total of the season.

Defensively, the Leopards limited Stanford to 42.6 percent shooting (26-of-61) and 3-of-19 from downtown. Stanford (9-4) found success on the glass, finishing with a 46-26 rebounding advantage, scored 34 points in the paint, and had 16 second-chance points. Josh Huestis (14) and Dwight Powell (11) each posted double-digit rebounding efforts, while Chasson Randle’s 16 points led the Cardinal offensively.

After Ptasinski drilled his second three in the opening minutes to tie the game at nine, Stanford opened up a 20-11 advantage with an 11-2 spurt. The run was sparked by Randle’s five points before an easy bucket underneath by Dan Trist ended the Cardinal run.

Trailing 22-13, Lafayette scored nine of the next 11 to cut the deficit to four (24-20). Levi Giese’s backdoor cut and two-handed slam started the stretch, prior to Ptasinski’s third three of the half and a Hinrichs spin and pull-up jumper.

Stanford controlled the paint in the first half, scoring 18 of its points inside and held a 23-13 advantage on the glass. The Cardinal held a 32-24 lead at intermission and were paced by Randle’s nine points and Huestis’ seven rebounds.

Prior to the first media timeout of the second half, Alan Flannigan forced a Stanford turnover to set up a transition three by Bryce Scott in the corner. Scott’s trey pulled Lafayette within four before a deep Hinrichs three with the shot clock winding down cut it to 41-38 with 13 minutes to play.

Midway through the second half Ptasinkski’s three tied the game at 43 apiece, for the first time since the game was knotted at 9-9 early in the first half. Tony Johnson then fed Trist in transition to give Lafayette its only lead of the night (45-43) with nine minutes left.

The Cardinal countered with a 9-1 spurt capped by Randle’s wide-open three, as Powell was surrounded by three Lafayette players underneath, to take a 54-46 lead at 4:56. Lafayette refused to go away, though, as Hinrichs ended the run with a corner splash of his own. The sophomore then drilled another on Lafayette’s next possession, making it 54-52 in favor of the home team.

Consecutive layups by Rosco Allen started a mini 7-2 run with under four minutes showing, but a Johnson layup, a turnover and Ptasinski’s fifth three made it 61-59 with 27 seconds left. Stanford knocked down four three throws to close out the 65-59 win.

Game Notes:

Johnson passed Bilal Abdullah '08 to move into 15th on the all-time steals list at Lafayette (123)

Johnson has had at least one steal in 11 straight games

Lafayette fell to 0-8 on the road

Stanford’s 46 rebounds matched the most by a Lafayette opponent this season (Minnesota)