Stanford Women's Basketball Opens Conference Play Versus Arizona State

Jan. 3, 2001

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STANFORD WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
January 4 - vs. Arizona State, 7:30 p.m.
January 6 - vs. Arizona, 7:30 p.m.

LET CONFERENCE PLAY BEGIN
The Stanford University women's basketball program begins its quest for a 10th Pacific-10 Conference title this weekend when it hosts Arizona State and Arizona at Maples Pavilion ... The #21 (AP)/#22 (Coaches) Cardinal (6-4), which won Pac-10 titles in 1989, '90, '91, '92, '93, '95, '96, '97 and '98, take on the Sun Devils (8-4) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and the Wildcats (10-2) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ... Stanford has been simply dominant in the 14-year history of the conference ... The Cardinal's all-time Pac-10 record is 215-37 (.853) , which is nearly 200 percentage points better than second place Washington's .667 (168-84) ... In addition, the Cardinal owns an amazing all-time Pac-10 home record of 118-8 (.937), and has gone 9-0 on nine occasions ... This year, Stanford was a unanimous choice to win the conference title in the preseason coaches poll and a near-unanimous choice (16 of 19 first place votes) in the preseason media poll ... Last season, Stanford finished tied for second in the conference at 13-5, and just a game behind first place Oregon (14-4) ... The Cardinal, which will be opening conference play at home for the first time since 1997-98, has won 11 of its 14 Pac-10 openers since the conference began sponsoring the sport in 1986-87 ... Stanford, which has won 17 of its last 18 home games dating back to last year and is unbeaten in six tries this season, is a perfect 6-0 when it opens up Pac-10 play at Maples.

STANFORD VS. ARIZONA STATE
Stanford is 29-8 all-time against the Sun Devils ... The Cardinal has won the last 16 mettings with ASU at Maples Pavilion, and 18 of 19 overall ... Stanford has defeated Arizona State by 15 points or more in each of the last seven meetings at Maples Pavilion, and 13 of the last 14 ... Arizona State has not won on The Farm since an 84-72 victory on Mar. 3, 1984 ... Last season, the teams split the season series with each club winning at home ... Arizona State broke a 14-game losing streak against Stanford with a 74-68 win in the Pac-10 opener for both teams on Jan. 6 in Tempe, while the Cardinal bounced back with an easy 91-66 victory in the regular season finale on Mar. 11 at Maples.

STANFORD VS. ARIZONA
The Cardinal has won 30 of its 39 meetings with the Wildcats, including 17 of 19 at Maples Pavilion ... Stanford has won 25 of the last 28 meetings dating back to the 1986-87 campaign, and 13 of the last 14 on The Farm ... Last season, the teams split the season series with each team winning on the road ... Stanford shocked then-No. 15 Arizona 98-95 on Jan. 8 in Tucson, while the Wildcats returned the favor with a 79-72 triumph at Maples on Mar. 9 that was the Cardinal's only conference home loss of the year.

INJURY REPORT
Freshman Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) was declared out for the year on Dec. 30 after an MRI revealed a near complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee ... King suffered the injury in the first half of the squad's Dec. 27 overtime loss at Oklahoma ... Freshman post Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA/Brea-Olinda HS), who suffered a sprained left ankle at Oklahoma, missed the Utah game but is listed as probable for the Pac-10 openers.

TARA VANDERVEER EARNS CAREER WIN #500
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 503-146 (.775) ... VanDerveer reached another milestone in 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 351-95 (.787) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92), five NCAA Final Four appearances and eight Pacific-10 Conference titles ... VanDerveer has also guided the Cardinal to a 197-37 (.842) Pac-10 mark during her tenure ... 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 ... Prior to coming to Stanford, VanDerveer was the head coach at Idaho (1978-80, 42-14) for two seasons and Ohio State (1980-85, 110-37) for five seasons ... 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 has compiled an 88-8 (.917) record with four gold medals and one bronze in seven international assignments.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Game #10 - #17 (AP)/#21 (Coaches) Stanford 72, #24 (AP)/NR (Coaches) Utah 58 (Dec. 30 @ Maples Pavilion):
Stanford went on a 32-10 run over the final 14 minutes to win going away over previously unbeaten Utah (11-1) ... The Utes led by 11 points on three occasions in the first half, and after the Cardinal pushed within one (34-33) at the half, pushed the lead back to eight (48-40) with 13:53 remaining ... The hosts, however, scored the next 13 points, highlighted by a 3-pointer and a pair of lay-ups from junior Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS), to take a 53-48 lead ... Stanford later used an 11-2 run for a commanding 70-54 advantage with 2:58 to go ... Junior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) had a game-high 16 points, while freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) just missed a triple-double with 11 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in her first start of the regular season at point guard ... Junior Bethany Donpahin (New York, NY/Horace Mann HS) also had 11 points, while Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) chipped in 10.

Game #9 - #17 (Coaches)/#22 (AP) Oklahoma 102, #17 (AP)/#21 (Coaches) Stanford 98, OT (Dec. 27 @ Lloyd Noble Center):
Despite season-highs of 30 points and eight rebounds from junior Lindsey Yamasaki, the Cardinal concluded their grueling road swing (Tennessee, Purdue, Oklahoma) 0-3 ... After trailing by as many as 11 points (35-24) midway through the first half, Stanford rallied to take a 50-47 lead at the break ... Stanford led the majority of the second half, but the Sooners forced overtime on a Stacy Dales jumper with four seconds left in regulation ... The visitors led 98-94 with 1:59 remaining in OT, but Oklahoma scored the final eight points to record the win ... Junior Bethany Donaphin added 14 points for the Cardinal, while Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) had 13 points before leaving for good with a right knee injury late in the first half with a right knee injury.

THE RANKINGS
In the Jan. 1 polls, Stanford is ranked No. 21 by the Associated Press and No. 22 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll ... After the overtime loss at #16 (Coaches)/#19 (AP) Oklahoma and home win over #25 (AP)/NR (Coaches) Utah last week, the Cardinal dropped one spot in the Coaches Poll and four slots in the AP Poll ... On Dec. 18, the Cardinal achieved a No. 14 ranking in the AP Poll, which was its highest since it entered the 1997-98 NCAA Tournament at No. 5 ... The Cardinal finished last season ranked 29th in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Poll ... Arizona is just outside of the top 25, at No. 29 in the AP Poll (40 votes) and No. 30 in the Coaches Poll (31 votes) ... Arizona State is not ranked.

THE RECORDS
Stanford concluded non-conference play 6-4, marking the 14th time in the last 16 years the Cardinal has finished the preseason above .500 ... In the final tune-up before Pac-10 play, Stanford went on a game-ending 32-10 run to defeat then-No. 23 (AP)/NR (Coaches) Utah 72-58 on Dec. 30 at Maples Pavilion ... The win improved the Cardinal to 6-0 at home, with the victories coming by an average margin of nearly 20 points (81.0-61.3) ... Stanford has now won 17 of its last 18 at Maples, and more impressively, has an all-time home record of 289-72 (.801) ... Stanford is 137-9 (.938) at home over the last 10-plus years, and 56-7 (.889) over the past five-plus seasons ... Defense has been a key for the Cardinal at Maples this season, as it has surrendered just 61.3 points per game at home compared to 82.2 on the road ... Stanford also embarked on a difficult schedule in the preseason, which included seven of 10 games against teams that went to the postseason a year ago and each of the last four games - three of them on the road (#2/#2 Tennessee, #6/#6 Purdue and #16 (Coaches)/#19 (AP) Oklahoma) - have come against ranked opposition ... Arizona State wrapped up non-conference play 8-4, and is 2-1 on the road ... The Sun Devils started the season 4-0, but have gone 4-4 since ... ASU enters Pac-10 play after a 67-63 outdoor loss to No. 2 Tennessee on Dec. 27 in Phoenix, and a 69-54 home victory over Wake Forest on Dec. 30 ... Arizona enters Pac-10 play 10-2 overall and 2-1 in road contests ... The Wildcats have won nine of their last 10, including an 81-73 home victory over Kansas on Dec. 29.

MEDIA COVERAGE
Thursday's game vs. Arizona State will not be televised ... Saturday's match-up will be broadcast in the by Bay TV (San Francisco Bay Area only) at 7:30 p.m. ... Fourteen of Stanford's 28 regular season games will be on live TV, including nine of 18 Pac-10 contests ... On the radio, both games this weekend can be heard on KZSU 90.1 FM and www.gostanford.com beginning at 7:15 p.m.

CAREY'S CAREER CUT SHORT
The Stanford University women's basketball program announced on Tuesday, Nov. 7 that 1999-2000 Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year Jamie Carey (Thornton, CO/Horizon HS) 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 3-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 averaged 11.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game in 29 starts.

2000-01 PLAYER NOTES

#00 Chelsea Trotter (Fr., F/C, 6-3): Missed the Utah game with a sprained left ankle, but is listed as probable for this weekend ... Appeared in nine games off the bench, and is averaging 3.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 9.9 minutes ... Shooting 51.9 (14-of-27) percent from the field ... Just missed a double-double vs. San Francisco (11/28) with eight points and eight rebounds in only 13 minutes ... Had six points and six boards in 12 minutes against Saint Mary's (11/17).

#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Appeared in eight games off the bench, and is averaging 2.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 7.6 minutes ... Hit crucial 3-pointer to spark second half comeback vs. Utah (12/30) ... Had the best game of her career vs. Massachusetts (12/3), with eight points, including 2-of-2 shooting from beyond the arc, in 10 minutes ... Brother, Matt, is a sophomore on the University of Florida men's basketball team.

#14 Nicole Powell (Fr., G, 6-2): Phoenix native is now the starter at point guard after the season-ending injury to Susan King ... Standout freshman has started all 10 games, and is averaging 12.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per outing ... Leads the team in both scoring and rebounding ... Scored in double figures in six of the last seven games ... In her first start of the regular season at point guard, just missed a triple-double with 11 points, nine rebounds and nine assists vs. Utah (12/30) ... In her start at point in the exhibition season (King was out with the flu), had triple-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists vs. RTU Clondica Riga-Latvia (11/9) ... Had career-high 26 points, eight rebounds and five steals in 30 minutes vs. Pacific (11/26) ... Scored a game-high 21 points - 17 in the first half - to go along with seven rebounds and three assists at Purdue (12/19) ... 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., G/F, 6-0): Appeared in all 10 games off the bench, and is averaging 6.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 12.4 minutes ... Shooting 53.1 (26-of-49) percent from the field ... Scored nine points - all in the second half - to lead Stanford to comeback win over Utah (12/30) ... Had a career-high 17 points, including 7-of-9 from the floor, against San Francisco (11/28) ... Previous career-high was 14 (twice), which was last achieved against Washington State on Feb. 24, 1999 ... Had 12 points against Santa Clara (11/20), including two 3-pointers.

#24 Susan King (Fr., G, 5-7): Suffered a near complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee at Oklahoma (12/27), and will miss the remainder of the season ... Before the injury, was emerging as one of the top freshman point guards in the country ... Started all nine games at point guard, and averaged 11.3 points, 5.1 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a team-high 33.1 minutes ... Had 13 points in the first half against Oklahoma, but left the game for good 1:04 before halftime after suffering the injury when she was fouled while attempting a breakaway lay-up ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 18 after putting up a career-high 21 points at No. 2 Tennessee (12/17) ... In addition to the 21 points against the Lady Vols, had five rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers ... Recorded 16 points, six assists and three steals against Pacific (11/26) ... Had career-high nine assists vs. Santa Clara (11/20).

#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (Jr., G/F, 6-1): Emerged as one of the Cardinal's top offensive threats in the final two games of the preseason ... Appeared in all 10 games off the bench, and is averaging 9.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 19.3 minutes ... Had a season-high 30 points at Oklahoma (12/27), and followed that up with 16 points and six boards vs. Utah (12/30) ... The effort against Oklahoma marked the first time a Stanford player has scored 30 points in a game since she had a career-high 32 at Santa Clara on Dec. 4, 1998 ... Also had a season-high eight rebounds, and was 9-of-10 from the line against the Sooners ... Had 10 points, six rebounds and five assists vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Has recovered from a stress fracture to her left foot suffered over the summer.

#32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1): Played in seven games off the bench, and is averaging 0.4 points and 0.7 rebounds in 3.9 minutes ... Had career-best two points vs. San Francisco (11/28).

#33 Sarah Dimson (Sr., F, 6-0): Started all 10 games (last three at small forward), and is averaging 5.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes ... Shooting an amazing 66.7 (20-of-30) percent from the floor, while her career field goal percentage is an equally impressive 57.1 (178-of-312) ... Had a career-high 13 rebounds (eight offensive) and 10 points vs. Pacific (11/26) ... In her return to her hometown of Norman, Oklahoma, had seven points and five boards against the Sooners (12/27).

#41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Started all 10 games (last three at power forward), and is averaging 11.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in 24.1 minutes ... Ranks second on the team in both scoring and rebounding ... Shooting 51.1 (49-of-96) percent from the floor, and owns a career field goal percentage of 52.4 (236-of-450) ... Has scored in double figures in seven of the Cardinal's 10 games, and contibuted nine points on two other occasions ... Pulled down five rebounds or more in eight of Stanford's 10 games ... 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.

#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., G, 6-0): Has played in all 10 games, including seven starts, and is currently the team's starting off-guard ... Averaging 7.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 28.7 minutes ... Her career 3-point percentage of 42.8 (83-of-194) is the fifth best in Pac-10 history ... Last season, ranked first in the Pac-10 and ninth in the nation in 3-point percentage at 46.6 (61-of-131), which ranked as the second best single season percentage in Stanford history and fifth best in Pac-10 history ... Has made at least one 3-pointer in 25 of her last 31 games ... 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): Played in all 10 games off the bench, and is averaging 2.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.9 minutes ... Recorded season-high eight points and three boards vs. Massachusetts (12/3) ... Turned in one of the finest performances of her career in the Nov. 9 exhibition game with 18 points and six rebounds in only 14 minutes.

#53 Carolyn Moos (Sr., F/C, 6-6): Has played in all 10 games, and has made four starts at center, including each of the last three ... Averaging 5.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in 15.3 minutes ... Needs 158 more points to become the 22nd player in Stanford history to score 1,000 career points ... Named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Shooting 62.5 (5-of-8) percent from beyond the arc ... Grabbed 17 of her 34 rebounds on the offensive end ... Had season-high 11 points in the victory over San Francisco (11/28) ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection a year ago.

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