STANFORD -- Just call her the Big Scooper.
Chiney Ogwumike became Stanford's career rebounding leader Friday night as fourth-ranked Stanford opened the Pac-12 season with a resounding 96-66 victory over Oregon at Maples Pavilion.
Ogwumike had 33 points and 14 rebounds and junior Bonnie Samuelson added a career-best 21 points for the Cardinal (12-1).
Despite Oregon's best efforts to control her, Ogwumike passed Kayla Pedersen (1,266) on the career rebounding list. She has 1,271 with 2½ months of her senior season left.
The 6-foot-3 Texan has passed some big names besides Pedersen: Jayne Appel, Nicole Powell and her sister Nneka Ogwumike. With 2,112 points, Chiney now is 13 behind Appel for fourth on the career scoring list.
Records are great for headlines, but "the contributions our bench is making, that's what I get excited about," Chiney said. "I always have the bigger picture in mind."
She also always downplays her vast achievements to blend in with teammates.
It doesn't fool opposing coaches who employ all kinds of strategies to stop Ogwumike. Oregon used a trapping 2-3 zone defense for much of the first half, but it proved futile against the Cardinal sharpshooters.
"Our outside shooting makes up for a multiple of sins," coach Tara VanDerveer said. "That will take a lot of pressure off Chiney."
Oregon called off the zone early in the second half when Ogwumike started scoring inside despite the scheme.
With Ogwumike dominating the post and Cardinal guards making shot after shot, Oregon (9-3) saw its seven-game win streak evaporate into a distant memory. The Ducks started the day leading the nation by averaging 105.3 points per game behind coach Paul Westhead's shoot-first strategy.
Westhead called the 66-point total "a joke."
But Oregon, which finished last in the Pac-12 a year ago, hadn't faced a defense as intense as Stanford's. It resulted in a dismal game for freshman guard Chrishae Rowe, who had averaged 24.5 points before Friday. The Ducks' top scorer made only 3 of 16 shots and ended with 11 points. Sophomore forward Jillian Alleyne led Oregon with 26 points and 13 rebounds as Stanford focused on stopping the outside shooting.
The Ducks missed their first nine from 3-point range and finished 6 of 26 from beyond the arc.
"I flat out didn't expect this," Westhead added.
It would have been difficult to expect the kind of pinpoint shooting Samuelson provided. She was cleared to play just before the start of the season, then sprained an ankle and had mostly cameo roles before Friday night.
"She knows her job and went out and did it," VanDerveer said.
Samuelson did more than that, making 6 of 9 3-point shots.
"It's exciting to feel like myself again," she said.
Samuelson and freshman sister Karlie Samuelson made Stanford's final four baskets of the first half -- all on 3 pointers -- to help the Cardinal take a 51-34 lead.
Stanford's reserves had one of their better performances. The bench outscored the starters by one point.
"Our bench keeps our starters accountable," VanDerveer said.
That they did Friday.
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Oregon State (8-5, 0-1 Pac-12) at Stanford (12-1, 1-0), 2 p.m. Pac-12 Networks