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Second-half slump hands men’s basketball loss to No. 12 Saint Mary’s

With just over seven minutes left, junior point guard Robert Cartwright stole the ball, drove down the court and found center Grant Verhoeven for an easy layup to pull the Cardinal within five points. But the senior’s team-high 12 points and electric second-half play could not rally the team back as Stanford men’s basketball (6-2) came up short at home against No. 12 Saint Mary’s (6-0) 66-51.

Softball falls in slugfest against Saint Mary’s

Stanford softball (16-26, 1-11 Pac-12) and Saint Mary’s (17-27, 1-5 WCC) played an offense-filled game on Wednesday evening at Smith Family Stadium, with the teams blasting a combined 19 runs and 22 hits. However, in the end, the Cardinal could not overcome a rough first two innings in the circle, falling to the Gaels by a…