Chiney Ogwumike had 16 points and 11 rebounds and No. 1 Stanford beat Long Beach State 77-41 on Sunday in its first game holding the top spot in the poll in nearly eight years.
Joslyn Tinkle added 18 points and seven rebounds and Amber Orrange scored Stanford's first seven points of the game and finished with 13 for the Cardinal (6-0), who extended the nation's best home winning streak to 81 games at Maples Pavilion.
Orrange also had nine assists - two shy of her career best - and grabbed seven rebounds, regularly looking to find Ogwumike in the paint. Ogwumike powered to the basket on the block to draw quick fouls on the 49ers posts.
Alex Sanchez scored 14 points but was her team's lone player in double figures as cold-shooting Long Beach State (3-4) lost its sixth in a row to the Cardinal in the series. Sanchez, who came in averaging a team-leading 14.4 points per game, shot 5 for 12.
Ogwumike crashed the offensive glass for five offensive boards as the Cardinal held a 43-32 r...