No. 16 Stanford women win despite 40 from UW's Melgoza

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) Brittany McPhee scored 25 points and No. 16 Stanford took an 86-79 win Friday night despite a career-high 40 points from Amber Melgoza and a stern test from last-place Washington.

Melgoza was 14-of-26 shooting and made a career-high five 3-pointers in scoring the most points by a Pac-12 Conference player this season.

Marta Sniezek's 3-point play with 1 1/2 minutes left gave Stanford a 10-point lead - matching its largest of the night - but Melgoza answered with a 3-pointer and another bucket before the Cardinal made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 37 seconds to seal the win.

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