Cy-Fair grads Ogwumike sisters lead No. 4 Stanford to win over Oregon
Cy-Fair High School graduates and sisters Chiney and Nnemkadi Ogwumike combined for 18 points and 11 rebounds in the first half for No. 4 Stanford, the midpoint of what became a 35-point victory for the Cardinals.
Chiney Ogwumike finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds, Nnemkadi Ogwumike added 16 points and eight rebounds and the Cardinal handed Oregon its most lopsided loss of the season in a 91-56 victory Thursday.
"Coach Tara just emphasized to us to be aggressive and just keep my head up," Chiney Ogwumike said. "It felt like there was a lot of congestion in the paint and they were doing a great job once I got the ball. I just tried to be aggressive," Ogwumike told the Associated Press.
Chiney Ogwumike, a 6-foot-3 freshman, finished 8 for 18 from the field and also had three of Stanford's season-high 10 blocks.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, a 6-2 junior, was 4 for 10 from the field but made 8 of 13 free throws.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, 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 Ogwumike 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 Ogwumike, 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. She 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 Ogwumike 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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