Jump hits five 3-pointers, Curry watches Stanford win

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JANIE McCAULEY Associated Press

STANFORD – Stanford Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer has all the confidence in the world that Hannah Jump could hold her own in a shooting contest with Stephen Curry.

“I can put Hannah up against Steph any day of the week,” VanDerveer said, smiling, referring to his lead guard. “Hannah is one of the best shooters in the country.”

With NBA superstar Curry on the house, Jump hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points in 17 minutes, and No. 2 Stanford ran away from Cal State Northridge to win 104-40 on Wednesday night.

Curry and his wife Ayesha sat on the baseline with the parents of Stanford star Cameron Brink, who contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds. She was one of two women, the other being UConn star Azzi Fudd, invited to Curry’s elite basketball camp in 2018.

The affable Golden State Warriors guard Curry treated the Stanford sideline to a halftime photo and waved his arms in the air to throw a timeout jersey.

“It’s great that I’m here supporting women’s athletics, women’s sports,” Jump said. “We put on a show tonight and it’s super fun and people want to come see it.”

Haley Jones had nine points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals (2-0), second in the national ranking for 14 straight weeks. The older shooting guard made his first three field goal attempts in the first 6:40 minutes.

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VanDerveer used his 12 players to give everyone valuable minutes early in the season, as he likes to do whenever possible during the non-conference slate.

“I was really excited about our team getting better,” VanDerveer said, excited with just six turnovers.

The Stanford youngsters are showing off their talent.

Sophomore Kiki Iriafen added 10 points, four rebounds and three assists as she showed she’s ready to take on a bigger role during her sophomore season in college. And 6-foot-7 freshman Lauren Betts scored 18 points, while sophomore Brooke Demetre had 13 points.

Cheyenne Givens had eight points to lead Northridge (0-2), which is on a rough patch starting the season against three straight Pac-12 opponents.

The Cardinal put together an impressive 50-point first half shooting 56.7% while the Matadors managed to shoot just 6 of 31 and Stanford reached 100 points despite the reserves playing most of the minutes down the stretch.

VanDerveer was pleased that the Cardinal limited their turnovers to six while Cal State Northridge forced 15.

“I think we’re doing a better job of taking care of the ball,” he said.

Before kickoff, Stanford held a moment of silence to remember WNBA star Brittney Griner during her imprisonment in Russia.


Cal State Northridge: The Matadors trailed 14-3 before making their first field goal 5:23 into the first on a jump shot by Macy Smith after missing five straight shots to start the game. … The Big West Conference team with players from New Zealand, Portugal and Russia shot 4-for-19 from deep.

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Stanford: The Cardinal improved to 48-3 the past two seasons when Jump hit at least one 3-pointer. … No team has scored more than 77 points against Stanford since the end of the 2019-20 season. … The Cardinal led the historic series 5-0. The teams had last played in 2018.


Cal State Northridge: Play a third straight road game to start the season at Arizona on Sunday.

Stanford: The Cardinal makes the 2-hour drive east to Stockton to take on the Pacific on Friday before the game in Portland on Sunday.