Johnson helps No. 5 Stanford over New Mexico

(AP Photo/Mark Holm)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) With leading scorer Lili Thompson sidelined with an illness, Stanford turned to other scoring options.

Reserve Karlie Samuelson picked up the slack, scoring 23 points to help the No. 5 Cardinal to a 70-65 win over New Mexico on Monday night.

"I thought she played really great," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. "She's usually kind of our sixth player. I love her energy off the bench. You can depend on her. She started us off really well. She's a great shooter but she's a great competitor."

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