Stanford Women End Homestand With Hoops Matchups Against USF, UMass
Nov. 28, 2000
STANFORD WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
TARA VANDERVEER WINS 500TH GAME: Stanford University women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer joined an elite and prestigious group on Sunday when she became just the 17th coach in Division I women's basketball history to record 500 career wins ... After Sunday's 73-65 win over Pacific, VanDerveer is 500-143 (.778) in 21-plus seasons on collegiate sidelines ... VanDerveer will be honored by the Stanford Athletic Department in a pre-game ceremony on Tuesday night ... The Cardinal head coach entered this season averaging 23.7 victories per season, which is higher than 13 of the 16 other coaches who have reached the 500 win plateau ... VanDerveer has built Stanford into a women's basketball powerhouse in her time on The Farm ... In 14-plus seasons, she is 348-92 (.790) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92), five NCAA Final Four appearances and eight Pacific-10 Conference titles ... The three-time National Coach of the Year has led Stanford to 11 20-win seasons in her last 12 years, include nine campaigns of 25 victories or more ... She has also coached two Naismith Players of the Year (Jennifer Azzi & Kate Starbird), five Kodak All-Americans and 22 players who have participated in the USA Basketball program ... Prior to coming to Stanford, VanDerveer spent two years at Idaho (1978-80, 42-14) and five seasons at Ohio State (1980-85, 110-37) ... Her first collegiate victory came at Idaho on December 1, 1978 in a 70-68 overtime victory over Northern Montana ... In addition to her collegiate success, VanDerveer is also one of the most accomplished coaches in international women's basketball history. VanDerveer led the United States to the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and guided that same team to a 60-0 record during her tenure from 1995-96 ... In her seven international assignments, she has compiled an 88-8 (.917) record and won four gold medals and one bronze.
THE HOMESTAND WINDS DOWN: Stanford (3-1) wraps up its five-game, 14-day homestand this week with a pair of home games ... The Cardinal hosts Bay Area rival San Francisco (2-0) on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. as the teams meet for the fifth consecutive season, and then concludes the long stretch at Maples Pavilion with a nationally-televised match-up with Massachusetts (2-1) on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ... The Cardinal is now 3-0 on the homestand, and has won 19 of its last 21 on its home floor dating back to 1998-99 ... The Massachusetts game will also be Stanford's last before it takes a two-week break for final examinations ... A win on Tuesday against the Dons would give Stanford its best five-game start since it opened the 1996-97 season with five consecutive victories.
LAST WEEK IN REVIEW:
Game #2 - #18 (AP)/#22 (Coaches) Stanford 85, Santa Clara 57 (November 20 @ Maples Pavilion): Stanford opened its 2000-01 home schedule in impressive fashion with an easy 85-57 win over Santa Clara before 2,703 fans ... Stanford, which had nine of its 12 players score six points or more, used an 11-0 run in the final 3:45 of the first half to put the game away ... The Cardinal led 39-23 at the half, and did not let the Broncos get within 15 points in the final 20 minutes ... Junior Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mount St. Joseph Academy) had a team-high 13 points to go along with five rebounds ... Junior Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS) added 12 points in just 19 minutes off the bench, while freshman Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) had nine points and nine assists and junior Bethany Donaphin (New York, NY/Horace Mann HS) contributed nine points and seven boards ... Stanford held Santa Clara to just 32.1 (18-of-56) percent shooting from the field, including a 28.6 (6-of-21) percent clip from behind the arc.
Game #3 - #18/#22 Stanford 79, St. Joseph's 72 (OT) (November 24 @ Maples Pavilion): Philadelphia native Lauren St. Clair scored the final seven points of overtime to put away her hometown school ... St. Clair started the run with a 3-pointer with 38 seconds remaining that broke a 72-72 tie and put the hosts ahead to stay ... Stanford scored the first 11 points of the game, but the Hawks started the second half with a 16-2 run to jump back in the game ... Junior Bethany Donaphin had a team-high 23 points, including 10-of-17 from the floor, while St. Clair had 13 points and freshman point guard Susan King a career-high 13 points and five assists ... Freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) also grabbed 13 boards for the Cardinal, which is Stanford's highest single game total since the 1998-99 season ... Stanford out-rebounded St. Joseph's 36-26, and shot 50.0 percent or better from the floor for the second straight game (33-of-65).
Game #4 - #18/#22 Stanford 73, Pacific 65 (November 26 @ Maples Pavilion): Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer earned career victory #500 with the eight-point non-conference home win over Pacific ... The Tigers led by as many as six points in the opening 10 minutes, but the Cardinal used a 15-4 run to take a 40-34 lead into the half ... Pacific, however, threatened to postponed VanDerveer's milestone by scoring 11 of the first 13 points in the second half ... But using a full-court press, the Cardinal scored 14 unanswered points to take a commanding 60-50 lead with seven minutes remaining ... Freshman Nicole Powell had a game-high 26 points and eight boards for the Cardinal - the most points by a Cardinal since Bethany Donaphin scored 26 against Iowa State on November 21 of last season ... Freshman Susan King added 16 points and six assists for the Cardinal, and Sarah Dimson (Norman, OK/Norman HS) had a career-high 13 rebounds and 10 points.
THE RANKINGS: Stanford is ranked No. 17 by the Associated Press (296 votes) and No. 22 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll (165 votes) ... Stanford moved up one slot in the AP Poll this week, and stayed put in the Coaches Poll ... The Cardinal finished last season ranked No. 29 in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (42 votes) and the Associated Press Poll (32 votes) ... The Cardinal was in and out of both polls all season long (Coaches: Nov. 22-Dec. 6, Jan. 17-30, AP:Nov. 22-Dec. 6, Jan. 24-30, Feb. 7-13, Feb. 28-Mar. 5), peaking at No. 20 in the AP Poll and No. 21 in the Coaches Poll on Nov. 29 ... But being unranked had its advantages for the Cardinal ... Stanford went 18-4 (.818) when not ranked in the Associated Press top 25 and 3-5 (.375) when ranked ... In the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll, the Cardinal went 19-6 (.760) when unranked and 2-3 (.400) when ranked ... San Francisco and Massachusetts are not ranked.
THE RECORDS: Stanford is off to a 3-1 start, including a 3-0 record on its home floor ... Stanford is in the midst of a five-game homestand that concludes Sunday, and will not return home until December 30 against Utah ... Two of Stanford's three victories have come by 10 points or fewer this season, after winning just six of its 21 games by a single digit total last season ... Last week, the Cardinal won three home games in a seven-day span, knocking off Santa Clara (85-57) on Monday, St. Joseph's (79-72, OT) on Friday and Pacific (73-65) on Sunday ... The Cardinal's current homestand is its longest since 1995-96, when it went 5-0 from December 1-20 (Old Dominion, Santa Clara, Tennessee, Sacramento State, Auburn) ... San Francisco is 2-0, and has an average margin of victory of 47 points ... The Dons beat UC Riverside 105-51 in San Francisco on November 19, and won at Cal State Fullerton 96-56 on Saturday night ... USF went 12-16 a year ago (4-8 on the road), and finished sixth in the West Coast Conference at 5-9 ... Massachusetts is 2-1 pending a Tuesday home game vs. Dartmouth and a Friday match-up at San Francisco ... The Minutewomen beat Charlotte 64-48 on November 17, fell at then-#3 Georgia 71-63 on November 19 and beat Holy Cross 62-67 on Sunday ... Last season, UMass bounced back from an 0-6 start to finish 14-15 overall (4-9 on the road) and 10-6 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
STANFORD VS. SAN FRANCISCO: Stanford is 14-9 all-time against West Coast Conference member San Francisco, and has won eight in a row dating back to December of 1984 ... In addition, the Cardinal is 8-4 against the Dons at Maples Pavilion ... The schools met twice a year when both were members of the Northern California Athletic Conference from 1977-78 through 1981-82, and have played each of the last five seasons (including Tuesday's game) as part of a home-and-home agreement ... Last season in San Francisco, the Cardinal opened its 1999-2000 campaign with a 75-64 victory on November 19 ... Carolyn Moos (Wayzata, MN/Blake School) had 16 points and 12 boards to lead the Cardinal, who led by as many as 21 points in the second half before holding off a late USF rally ... In the last match-up between Stanford and San Francisco at Maples, the Cardinal rolled to a 101-54 win on November 26, 1997.
STANFORD VS. MASSACHUSETTS: The Minutewomen have won two of the three all-time meetings with the Cardinal, including a 74-69 victory last December 12 in Amherst, Massachusetts ... The Cardinal used a 5-0 run that took just four seconds off the clock to cut the UMass lead to one with 31 seconds to go, but could get no closer ... Lauren St. Clair led Stanford with 18 points and five boards, and the Cardinal held the hosts to 36.4 (24-of-66) percent shooting in the defeat ... In the only previous meeting on The Farm, Stanford defeated Massachusetts 100-47 on December 6, 1996, which ranks as the eighth largest margin of victory in Cardinal history.
MEDIA COVERAGE: Tuesday's game will not be televised, but can be heard live on KZSU 90.1 FM and www.gostanford.com ... Sunday's game against Massachusetts will be televised live nationally at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific) by the Fox Sports Network, with Jim Watson and Tammy Blackburn calling the action ... The UMass game marks the second of Stanford's 13 TV appearances this year ... Stanford also has two separate radio outlets this season ... Veteran minor league baseball announcer Dave Raymond will call all 28 regular season and all post-season games on www.gostanford.com, while Eric Harp and Lilla Toal will broadcast every game for Stanford student station KZSU (90.1 FM).
CAREY'S CAREER CUT SHORT: The Stanford University women's basketball program announced on Tuesday, November 7 that Jamie Carey has ended her collegiate career because of recurrent concussions ... In her one year in the women's basketball program, Carey turned in one of the finest freshman seasons in Stanford history ... She was named the 1999-2000 Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year and earned Freshman All-America honors from Basketball News, the Women's Basketball Journal and the Women's Basketball News Service ... She set a Stanford single season 3-point record with 81, and finished 14th in the nation and second in the conference in 3-point percentage at 45.5 (81-of-178) ... Carey, who will remain a Stanford student, also ranked 12th in the nation in 3-pointers per game with 2.8 as she helped lead the Cardinal to a 21-9 record and the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... In 29 games (all starts at the off-guard position), she averaged 11.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game.
2000-01 PLAYER NOTES:
#00 Chelsea Trotter (Fr., F/C, 6-3): Averaging 2.8 points and 2.8 boards in 7.0 minutes per game in four appearances off the bench ... Has grabbed 11 rebounds in just 28 minutes of action ... Shooting 71.4 (5-of-7) percent from the field ... Turned in an impressive effort against Saint Mary's with six points and six boards in just 12 minutes ... 2000 Parade Magazine Fourth Team All-America ... Honorable Mention Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-America.
#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Averaging 1.0 points and 0.7 boards in 6.3 minutes in three games off the bench ... Scored three points in eight minutes vs. Santa Clara ... Had an impressive collegiate debut vs. RTU Clondica Riga of Latvia, with nine points and seven boards in 20 minutes ... 2000 Parade Magazine Third Team All-America ... 2000 Gatorade New Hampshire Player of the Year.
#14 Nicole Powell (Fr., G/F, 6-2): Living up to her reputation as one of the top freshmen on the West Coast ... Started all four games at the off-guard slot, and is averaging 11.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 27.0 minutes ... Enjoyed the best game of her brief career with 26 points, eight rebounds and five steals in 30 minutes vs. Pacific ... In 39 minutes against St. Joseph's, had 13 rebounds, seven assists, six points and three steals ... The 13 rebounds was the most by a Cardinal since Carolyn Moos had 13 vs. Washington on February 18, 1999 ... Had a spectacular collegiate debut in Nov. 9 exhibition game ... Turned in a triple-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in only 29 minutes ... The only players in Stanford history to record a triple-double in the regular season are Jennifer Azzi (1/15/87) and Sonja Henning (3/26/91) ... Starting forward and leading rebounder for the USA Basketball Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that won gold this summer ... 2000 Parade Magazine First Team All-America.
#22 Enjoli Izidor (Jr., F, 6-0): One of the Cardinal's top scoring threats off the bench, and is averaging 4.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in 11.0 minutes ... Turned in one of the finest performances of her career against Santa Clara, recording 12 points, including two 3-pointers, in only 19 minutes.
#24 Susan King (Fr., G, 5-7): Started all four games at the point, and is averaging 12.0 points, 6.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds in a team-high 33.5 minutes ... Recorded 16 points, six assists and three steals to lead Stanford over Pacific ... Had 13 points and five assists vs. St. Joseph's ... Just missed a double-double with nine points and nine assists in the win over Santa Clara ... One of the top point guards in the nation last season, and will assume that role this season after Jamie Carey's career-ending injury ... Women's Basketball Coaches Association and USA Today First Team All-America last season.
#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (Jr., G, 6-1): Averaging 5.0 points, 2.3 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 15.5 minutes off the bench ... Had five assists and four points vs. St. Joseph's ... Scored seven points in 13 minutes vs. Santa Clara ... Has recovered from a stress fracture to her left foot suffered over the summer.
#32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1): Appeared in three games, and is averaging 0.3 points and 1.0 rebound in 3.0 minutes per outing ... Pulled down three rebounds vs. Santa Clara ... Named to the California Division IV All-State team.
#33 Sarah Dimson (Sr., F, 6-0): Started all four games, and is averaging 5.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 27.8 minutes ... Shooting 75.0 (9-of-12) percent from the floor, and has grabbed 10 of her 22 rebounds on the offensive end ... Had a career-high 13 rebounds (eight offensive), to go along with 10 points vs. Pacific ... Recorded five points and five rebounds vs. St. Joseph's ... Tenacious rebounder played in all 30 games, and started 18 at either small or power forward in 1999-2000 ... Averaged 5.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game ... Career field goal percentage is an impressive 56.8 (167-of-294).
#41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Starting power forward is the Cardinal's leading scorer and rebounder ... Averaging 16.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in 29.3 minutes per game ... Scored season-high 23 points and pulled down six rebounds vs. St. Joseph's ... Had an impressive season-opening performance against Saint Mary's, with 17 points and six rebounds ... Scored 15 of her 17 points against the Gaels in the second half ... Powerful post player averaged 9.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season ... Ranked 15th in the Pac-10 in rebounding (5.4) ... Shot 52.4 (111-of-212) percent from the floor, and has a career field goal percentage of 52.2 (198-of-379).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., G/F, 6-0): Sharpshooting wing broke into the starting lineup for the first time against Santa Clara, and has remained there ever since ... Averaging 10.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 31.5 minutes, and is shooting 50.0 (8-of-16) percent from 3-point range ... Shooting 92.3 percent (12-of-13) from the foul line ... Drained the eventual game winning 3-pointer with 38 seconds left in OT vs. St. Joseph's, and finished with 18 points ... Had a team-high 13 points, to go along with five rebounds, against Santa Clara ... Emerged as one of the top 3-point shooters in the nation after missing most of her freshman season due to injury ... Ranked first in the Pac-10 and ninth in the nation in 3-point percentage at 46.6 (61-of-131) percent, which ranked as the second best single season total in Stanford history and fifth best in Pac-10 history ... Her career 3-point percentage of 44.0 (74-of-168) is also the fifth best in Pac-10 history.
#51 Cori Enghusen (Jr., C, 6-7): In four appearances off the bench, is averaging 2.5 points and 0.3 rebounds in 4.0 minutes ... Had eight points in only six minutes against Santa Clara ... Turned in one of the finest performances of her career in the November 9 exhibition game ... In just 14 minutes, had a team-high 18 points and also pulled down six rebounds.
#53 Carolyn Moos (Sr., F/C, 6-6): In four games (one start vs. Saint Mary's), is averaging 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 12.8 minutes ... Recorded six points and six boards in 12 minutes vs. Pacific ... Had six points, three rebounds and three blocks vs. Santa Clara ... Made an impressive 2000-01 debut with 18 points, including 10-of-10 from the free throw line, and nine rebounds in only 21 minutes in the exhibition win ... Named 1999-2000 Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 after averaging team-highs of 12.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest ... Also named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Only Cardinal to earn Pac-10 Player of the Week honors during the 1999-2000 season.