Cy-Fair grads and Ogwumike sisters propel Stanford to 54th straight home victory
Cy-Fair High School graduates and sisters Nnemkadi Ogwumike and Chiney Ogwumike are making names for themselves in Palo Alto, California.
Nnemkadi scored all 16 of her points in the first half and grabbed eight rebounds, and No. 4 Stanford earned its 54th straight home victory at Maples Pavilion with a methodical 82-35 rout of Arizona State on Saturday.
Freshman Chiney added 10 points in the Cardinal's sixth straight victory since dropping two in a row -- at DePaul and Tennessee -- last month. The run includes a thrilling 71-59 win over then top-ranked Connecticut on Dec. 30 to snap the Huskies' record 90-game winning streak.
Nnemkadi shot seven for 11 from the floor, and Chiney Ogwumike made all five of her field-goal attempts in the victory.
Nnemkadi is first on the team in scoring and rebounding. She goes for 17.2 points per game and grabs 8.4 rebounds a contest.
Chiney is fourth in scoring at 10.4 points per game and second in rebounding at 6.4 boards per contest.
Nnemkadi, a 6-foot, 2-inch forward and a 2008 graduate of Cy-Fair High, was a three-year letter winner in basketball and volleyball, and lettered one year in track. She captained the basketball and volleyball teams for three years each and was a track captain in her only season with the team. She swept the Gatorade National and State Player of the Year awards as a senior and was named Miss Basketball Texas. Nnemkadi shared Parade Co-Player of the Year honors and collected Houston Player of the Year honors three times. She was named a McDonald's All-American and earned All-America honors from the WBCA, EA Sports, MaxPreps, SLAM! magazine, Parade and USA Today following her senior season.
Chiney, a 2010 graduate of Cy-Fair High, captained both the volleyball and basketball teams as a junior and senior lettering four years in both sports. Chiney led the basketball team to a pair of state titles (2008, 2010) and three state title game appearances overall. In 2009-10, she earned national player of the year accolades from the Atlanta Tip-Off Club (presenters of the Naismith Award), Morgan Wooten, National Coaches Association, MaxPreps and rivals.com. She was also named Gatorade's National Athlete of the Year in addition to its Girl's Basketball National Player of the Year. Chiney played club basketball with Cy-Fair Shock Nike Elite from 2002-09 and helped her team to U.S. Junior Nationals title and to Nike Nationals semifinals appearance.
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