WOMEN: Wildcats take down Brink-less Cardinal

HIGHLIGHTS: Wildcats 68, No. 3 Stanford 61

Arizona finishes on a 19-3 run to rally and upset No. 3 Stanford 68-61

PALO ALTO — Arizona rallied from a nine-point deficit in the final four minutes Friday night to beat No. 3 Stanford 68-61 in a Pac-12 women’s basketball game at Maples Pavillion.

Jada Williams scored a career-high 23 points, 14 down the stretch to allow the Wildcats to come back and take down a 1st place Cardinal team that was playing without star forward Cameron Brink due to illness.

Arizona (15-12, 7-8) finished the game on a 19-3 run. The Wildcats were missing leading scorer Kailyn Gilbert, who did not make the trip to the Bay Area. It’s UA’s 1st victory in Palo Alto over the Cardinal since 2001.

Kiki Iriafen led Stanford in scoring with 21 points. Helena Pueyo’s defense held the Cardinal’s Hannah Jump to two points in the second half after she scored 11 in the opening 20 minutes.

Esmery Martinez scored 17 points for the Wildcats to pass the 1,500-point mark on her career.

Arizona will play at California on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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