NCAA Women: Smith, Johnson each explode for …

Fresh off winning ESPN’s National Player of the Week, Alanna Smith showed no signs of slowing down leading into Christmas with a match-winning performance for Stanford against Buffalo. The senior forward was outstanding from any range, hitting 4 of 9 from beyond the arc and 12 of 22 from the field on her way to 30 points, a season-high that lifted her scoring average to 19.4 points per game. Smith also added 13 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks in the Cardinal’s 62-55 victory over Buffalo in a truly historic performance, as Stanford moved to 9-1 with just one non-conference game remaining after Christmas before heading into Pac-12 play.

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