Appel, Stanford Cruise Against Cleveland State
OK State tops ETSU, Marist roars past DePaul
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2008 11:46 PM CDT
Stanford's Jayne Appel, center, shoots over Cleveland State's Robin Hoying, left, and Dominique Butler. Stanford won 85-47.    ((APPhoto/Marcio Jose Sanchez))
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(Newser) – Jayne Appel posted a career-best 33 points, 29 in the first half, as the Stanford Cardinal crushed first-timers Cleveland State last night, 85-47. Kaley Klein posted 16 points for 15th seeded Cleveland State, who won a mere eight games last year, the AP reports. Stanford will take on either UTEP or Western Kentucky on Monday. In other Women's Tournament news:

  • Oklahoma State handily defeated East Tennessee State 85-73 in their New Orleans regional first round contest. The Cowgirls' Andrea Riley posted 26 points and five rebounds en route to victory
  • Marist, in danger of losing for the first time in 23 games, trounced DePaul with a closing 32-2 run, turning narrow defeat into a 76-57 first round triumph.