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49ers Help Stanford Take the Rust Off

December 16, 2001|Associated Press

STANFORD — Curtis Borchardt had 25 points and 14 rebounds as No. 12 Stanford shook off the rust of a two-week layoff to defeat Long Beach State, 94-77, in a men's basketball game Saturday night.

Casey Jacobsen scored 23 points for Stanford, which hadn't played since an 83-75 overtime loss to Texas on Dec. 1.

Tony Darden scored 21 points for the 49ers (3-6), who dropped their second in a row to a Pacific 10 Conference school and fourth overall.

Travis Reed scored 14 points and Ron Johnson had 12 for Long Beach, which is 0-4 on the road.

Stanford (4-1) improved 36-1 at home against nonconference opponents in the last six seasons.

The Cardinal won its 21st in a row against a Big West opponent, dating to the 1977-78 season.

After the 49ers pulled within 47-46 early in the second half, Stanford scored 10 consecutive points for a 57-46 lead with 16:38 left.

Borchardt, who has four double-doubles in five games, made one of his three blocks to set up an easy basket for Justin Davis for the final two points of the run.

The Cardinal, which made seven of its first eight shots of the second half, maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

Stanford couldn't shake the 49ers in the first half.

Ron Johnson's three-point basket gave the 49ers a 27-26 lead with 8:45 left in the half and Long Beach stayed within five points most of the way.

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