BOULDER — The spirit was willing and the defense was stellar, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Colorado women’s basketball team over No. 2 Stanford Friday night.
The Cardinal, the defending national champions, kept their poise, found their offense in the second half and pulled away for a 60-52 victory at the CU Events Center. Stanford outscored CU 36-24 in the second half.
Worse than the defeat for CU was the late-game injury to junior guard Jaylyn Sherrod. The Buffs’ energizer and team leader appeared to hurt her right leg and had to be helped off the court.
The Buffs, who shot a tepid 30% from the field, lost for the first time this season and are now 13-1. The Buffs were led by Quay Miller, who scored 16 points.
Stanford, getting balanced scoring throughout its lineup,…
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