Ogwumike sisters lead No. 2 Stanford into Pac 10 Tournament championship game
The Cy-Fair High School graduate Ogwumike sisters have done it again!
Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 32 points and her younger sister Chiney Ogwumike added 21 to help No. 2 Stanford route fourth-seeded Arizona 100-71 in the Pac-10 tournament semifinals on Friday.
Chiney had 13 rebounds and Nemkadi had 10 to help the top-seeded Cardinal (28-2) win its 22nd-in-a-row overall and 56th consecutive league game. The Cardinal reached the 100-point mark for the third time this season.
Stanford advanced to Saturday's championship game at Staples Center against either second-seeded UCLA or No. 6 seed California, which meet later. The Cardinal is seeking its fifth straight Pac-10 tourney title and eighth overall.
Nnemkadi, 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. 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 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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