Stanford Women's Basketball Returns From Layoff With Pair Of Tough Games

Dec. 12, 2000

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December 17 - at #2 Tennessee, 3:00 (ET)
December 19 - at #6 Purdue, 7:00 (ET)

TOUGH ROAD TRIP AHEAD FOR CARDINAL
Stanford University (No. 15 AP/No. 22 Coaches) returns from a 14-day break for final examinations with a rugged three-game road swing ... The Cardinal (5-1) opens the swing with a Sunday, Dec. 17 matinee (3 p.m. ET/noon PT) at No. 2/No. 2 Tennessee (7-0), and them immediately travels to No. 6/No. 6 Purdue (8-2) for a Dec. 19 matchup (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. ET) in West Lafayette, Indiana ... After a six-day break for the holidays, the team will reunite the day after Christmas to prepare for a Wednesday, Dec. 27 contest at No. 15 (Coaches)/No. 17 (AP) Oklahoma (5-2) ... This stretch marks the first time since the conclusion of the 1995-96 season (No. 10 Alabama, No. 18 Auburn, No. 5 Georgia) that Stanford has faced three straight ranked opponents ... These are the Cardinal's first two games against ranked opposition this season ... Last season, Stanford went 5-5 against ranked foes and 1-2 against top 10 opponents ... Stanford is coming off a perfect 5-0 homestand in which it outscored its opponents by an average of over 20 points per game (82.8-62.0).

502 WINS AND COUNTING FOR TARA VANDERVEER
Stanford University women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer joined an elite and prestigious group on Sunday, Nov. 26 when a 73-65 victory over Pacific made her just the 17th coach in Division I women's basketball history to record 500 career wins ... In 21-plus seasons on collegiate sidelines, VanDerveer is an amazing 502-143 (.778) ... VanDerveer reached another milestone the Cardinal's last time out - an 85-50 home win over Massachusetts on Dec. 3 - as she recorded her 350th victory at Stanford ... In 14-plus seasons on The Farm, she is 350-92 (.792) 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, including nine campaigns of 25 victories or more ... The Cardinal head coach entered this season averaging 23.7 victories, which is higher than 13 of the 16 other coaches who have reached the 500-win plateau ... 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 on December 1, 1978 in Idaho's 70-68 overtime home 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 ... She led the United States to the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and led that National/Olympic Team to a 60-0 cumulative record during its time together in 1995-96 ... In her seven international assignments, she has compiled an 88-8 (.917) record and won four gold medals and one bronze.

BEFORE THE FINALS BREAK
Game #6 - #17 (AP)/#22 (Coaches) Stanford 85, Massachusetts 50 (Dec. 3 @ Maples Pavilion): Stanford concluded a perfect 5-0 homestand with an easy victory over Massachusetts (3-3) ... The nationally-televised win also helped the Cardinal avenge a 74-69 last Dec. 12 at UMass ... The Cardinal jumped to a 17-4 lead in the opening eight-plus minutes, and were never threatened as the Minutewomen shot just 6-of-30 (20 percent) from the floor in the first half ... Stanford took a 13-point lead (34-21) into the locker room, and the hosts used a 15-4 run midway through the second half to take a commanding 57-30 lead with 10:30 remaining ... Freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) led the Cardinal with 13 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks, while Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mount St. Joseph's Academy) had 12 points on four 3-pointers ... Stanford shot 47.8 (11of-23) percent from 3-point range, and recorded the second highest single game blocked shot total (12) in school history ... The Stanford single game record for blocks is 13, which was set on Feb. 3, 1989 vs. Arizona State.

Game #5 - #17/#22 Stanford 92, San Francisco 66 (Nov. 28 @ Maples Pavilion): Stanford (4-1) placed seven players in double figures for the first time since January 13, 1994 (113-61 home win over Arizona State) en route to an easy home victory over San Francisco (2-1) ... Junior Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS) led the balanced attack with a career-high 17 points (7-of-9 from the field) in only 17 minutes ... Freshman Nicole Powell added 12 points, six assists and six rebounds, while senior center Carolyn Moos (Wayzata, MN/Blake School) added 11 points, and five other players chipped in 10 points apiece ... The Cardinal led just 37-33 at the break, but used a 19-4 run midway through the second half to take a commanding 66-42 lead with 10 minutes left ... Stanford outrebounded the visitors 49-34, and forced 21 Lady Don turnovers.

THE RANKINGS
In the Dec. 12 polls, Stanford is ranked No. 15 by the Associated Press (376 votes) and No. 22 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll (179 votes) ... The Cardinal has moved up two spots in the AP Poll since its last game on Dec. 3, and is still at No. 22 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 of last year, and had a far better record when unranked (AP: 18-4 unranked, 3-5 ranked, Coaches: 19-6 unranked, 2-3 ranked) ... Tennessee is ranked second in the nation by both the Associated Press (961 votes) and the Coaches Poll (960 votes) ... Purdue is ranked sixth in both polls (AP: 782 votes, Coaches: 780 votes).

THE RECORDS
Stanford is 5-1 this season, which is its best start since 1996-97 (6-0) ... The Cardinal was 3-3 through six games last season ... Tara VanDerveer's squad extended its winning streak to five games with easy home wins over San Francisco (92, Nov. 28) and Massachusetts (85-50, Dec. 3) that led into a two-week break for final examinations ... With those wins Stanford is now 288-72 (.801) all-time on its home floor, including a 55-7 (.887) record in the past five seasons and 136-9 (.938) mark over the past 10 campaigns ... Tennessee is 7-0 overall (3-0 at home) pending a Dec. 15 home date with Memphis ... The Lady Vols are coming off a 72-57 home win over No. 24 Boston College on Dec. 6 and a 70-62 road victory over No. 10 Louisiana Tech on Dec. 10 ... Purdue is 8-2 overall (3-1 at home), after an 89-59 win at Valparaiso on Dec. 6 and a 72-61 loss at No. 3 Notre Dame on Dec. 9 ... Purdue take on No. 16 LSU on Dec. 16 in Indianapolis before taking on the Cardinal.

STANFORD VS. TENNESSEE
The Lady Vols lead the all-time series 11-4, and have won the last three meetings dating back to the 1997-98 season ... The schools have met annually since the 1988-89 campaign ... The Cardinal is 1-5 in Knoxville, with the victory coming on December 15, 1996 (82-65) ... In its last visit to Knoxville (Dec. 19, 1998), the Cardinal dropped a 98-62 decision ... Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) led the Cardinal with 13 points ... In the last meeting between the schools, the then fifth-ranked Lady Vols survived a major scare before coming from behind to beat the Cardinal 79-73 before 6,122 fans on Nov. 26, 1999 at Maples Pavilion ... Behind 16 points from Carolyn Moos and 14 apiece from Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS) and Jamie Carey, the Cardinal led 73-68 with less than four minutes remaining but the Lady Vols scored the final 11 points to pull out the win.

STANFORD VS. PURDUE
Stanford has won five of its previous seven meetings with Purdue ... In the last meeting between the teams, the Cardinal pulled off a shocking 73-72 upset of eventual national champion and then-No. 1 Purdue on Nov. 21, 1998 at Maples Pavilion ... Cardinal senior Regan Freuen was fouled while attempting a put-back with one second left, and then subsequently made one of two free throws to break a 72-72 tie and give Stanford the upset ... It turned out to be Purdue's only loss in 35 tries in the 1998-99 season ... In the Cardinal's only previous trip to West Lafayette, the Boilermakers came away with a 78-68 victory on Nov. 23, 1997.

MEDIA COVERAGE
The Tennessee game will be televised live by Fox Sports Bay Area and Fox Sports South on Sunday at 3 p.m. (Eastern)/noon (Pacific) ... The Purdue game will not be televised ... Both the Tennessee and Purdue games can also be heard live on KZSU 90.1 FM and www.gostanford.com, beginning at 11:45 a.m. (PT) on Sunday and 3:45 p.m. (PT) on Tuesday ... Veteran minor league baseball announcer Dave Raymond will call the games for www.gostanford.com, while Eric Harp and Lilla Toal will call the action on KZSU (90.1 FM).

CAREY'S CAREER CUT SHORT
The Stanford University women's basketball program announced on Tuesday, November 7 that 1999-2000 Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year 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 ... Besides being named conference frosh of the year, she 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 record for pointers made 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 has remained 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 off-guard), she averaged 11.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds.

2000-01 PLAYER NOTES

#00 Chelsea Trotter (Fr., F/C, 6-3): Has appeared in all six games in a reserve role, and is averaging 3.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 9.0 minutes ... Has already emerged as one of the team's top rebounders with 23 in 54 total minutes ... Shooting 64.3 (9-of-14) percent from the field ... Enjoyed her best game of the year vs. San Francisco (11/28), as she just missed a double-double with eight points, eight rebounds and three assists in 13 minutes ... Had six points and six boards in just 12 minutes against Saint Mary's (11/17) ... 2000 Parade Magazine Fourth Team Prep All-America.

#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Has played in five of Stanford's six games (all off the bench), and is averaging 2.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in 7.6 minutes ... Had the best game of her brief career vs. Massachusetts (12/3), with eight points, including 2-of-2 shooting from beyond the arc, in 10 minutes ... Had an impressive collegiate debut vs. RTU Clondica Riga of Latvia (11/9), collecting nine points and seven boards in 20 minutes ... Brother, Matt, is a sophomore on the University of Florida men's basketball team ... 2000 Parade Magazine Third Team All-America.

#14 Nicole Powell (Fr., G/F, 6-2): Having an outstanding freshman season ... Has started all six games at off-guard, and is averaging 11.5 points, 6.5 boards, 3.8 assists and 2.3 steals in 25.8 minutes ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in seven of a possible 12 categories: fifth in steals (2.33 pg), tied for sixth in free throw percentage (80.0), seventh in assists (3.83 pg), eighth in assist-turnover ratio (1.53), 10th in rebounds (6.5), 10th in defensive rebounds (4.17) and tied for 15th in scoring (11.5) ... Enjoyed the best game of her brief career with 26 points, eight rebounds and five steals in 30 minutes vs. Pacific (11/26) ... Had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists in 19 minutes vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Her 13 rebounds vs. St. Joseph's was the most by a Cardinal since Carolyn Moos had 13 vs. Washington on February 18, 1999 ... Had a spectacular collegiate debut in the Cardinal's November 9 exhibition game as she posted a triple-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in only 29 minutes ... 2000 Parade Magazine First Team All-America ... Starting forward and leading rebounder for the USA Basketball Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that won gold this summer.

#22 Enjoli Izidor (Jr., F, 6-0): Has appeared in all six games in a reserve role, and is averaging 7.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 13.3 minutes ... Is the team's leading scorer off the bench ... Shooting 54.5 (18-of-33) percent from the field) ... Coming off a career-high 17-point performance, including 7-of-9 shooting from the floor, in just 17 minutes of action against San Francisco (11/28) ... Previous career-high was 14 (twice), which was last achieved against Washington State on February 24 of last season ... Had 12 points against Santa Clara (11/20), including two 3-pointers.

#24 Susan King (Fr., G, 5-7): Freshman has been impressive in six starts at point guard, averaging averaging 10.0 points, 5.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a team-high 31.5 minutes ... Leads the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio (2.92), and also ranks second in assists (5.83 pg) and tied for ninth in free throw percentage (77.8) ... Has scored in double figures four times this season ... Recorded career-best 16 points, six assists and three steals to lead Stanford over Pacific (11/26) ... Just missed a double-double with nine points and career-high nine assists in the win over Santa Clara (11/20) ... USA Today and Women's Basketball Coaches Association First Team Prep All-America last season.

#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (Jr., G, 6-1): Has appeared in all six games in a reserve role, and is averaging 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 17.7 minutes (most of any reserve) ... Had her best game of the season with season-highs of 10 points, six rebounds and five assists in the win over San Francisco (11/28) ... Matched that season-high with 10 points against Massachusetts (12/3) ... Has recovered from a stress fracture to her left foot suffered over the summer.

#32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1): Has played in five of Stanford's six games (all off the bench), and is averaging 0.6 points and 1.0 rebound in 4.2 minutes ... Had career-best three assists vs. Massachusetts (12/3) ... Had career-high two points, two rebounds and two assists vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Had career-best three boards vs. Santa Clara (11/20).

#33 Sarah Dimson (Sr., F, 6-0): Started all six games (five at power forward, small forward at Saint Mary's), and is averaging 5.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in 24.0 minutes ... Team captain ... Shooting an amazing 77.8 (14-of-18) percent from the floor, while her career field goal percentage is an impressive 57.3 (172-of-300) ... Had a career-high 13 rebounds (eight offensive) and 10 points vs. Pacific (11/26) ... Scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. San Francisco (11/28).

#41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Started all six games (five at center, power forward at Saint Mary's), and is averaging a team-high 13.3 points to go along with 4.2 rebounds in 23.8 minutes ... Ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (50.8) and 11th in scoring (13.3 pg) ... Has scored in doubles figures each of the past four games, and five of Stanford's six ... Has grabbed 13 of her 25 rebounds on the offensive end ... Has scored 10 points in each of the last two games - San Francisco (11/28) and Massachusetts (12/3) - despite logging only 13 minutes in each contest ... Scored season-high 23 points (10-of-17 shooting) and pulled down six rebounds vs. St. Joseph's (11/24) ... Had an impressive season-opening performance against Saint Mary's, with 17 points (15 in the second half) and six rebounds ... Owns an impressive career field goal percentage of 52.5 (220-of-419).

#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., G/F, 6-0): Has played in all six games, and started each of the last five at small forward ... Averaging 9.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in 27.5 minutes ... Ranks second in the Pac-10 in 3-pointers per game (2.0), fourth in 3-point percentage (44.4) and sixth in free throw percentage (80.0) ... Shooting 44.4 (12-of-27) percent from beyond the arc ... Last season, ranked first in the Pac-10 and ninth in the nation in 3-point percentage last season at 46.6 (61-of-131), 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 43.6 (78-of-179) is also the fifth best in Pac-10 history ... Philadelphia native drained the eventual game winning 3-pointer with 38 seconds left in OT vs. St. Joseph's (11/24) - her hometown school - and finished with 18 points ... Had 12 points and six boards, including 4-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc, vs. Massachusetts (12/3).

#51 Cori Enghusen (Jr., C, 6-7): Has played in all six games off the bench, and is averaging 3.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 7.0 minutes ... Had eight points in only six minutes against Santa Clara (11/20) ... Recorded eight points and three boards vs. Massachusetts (12/3) ... 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 six games - including a start at center at Saint Mary's - averaging 6.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 14.7 minutes ... Had season-high 11 points in the victory over San Francisco (11/28) ... Recorded nine boards, four rebounds and three blocks vs. Massachusetts (12/3) ... 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 (11/9) ... Named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team and 1999-2000 Honorable Mention All-Pac-10.

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