Tough Schedule Continues As Cardinal Women Travel To Oregon Schools
Jan. 9, 2001
STANFORD WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
January 11 - at Oregon State, 7:00
January 13 - at Oregon, 7:00
SCHEDULE JUST GETS TOUGHER FOR NATIONALLY-RANKED STANFORD
The Stanford University women's basketball team, which enters the week with the toughest strength of schedule in all of Division I women's basketball, embarks on another difficult stretch this weekend ... The #24 (AP)/#25 (Coaches) Cardinal visits Oregon State (8-3, 0-1) on Thursday at 7:00 p.m., before facing off with #20/#20 Oregon (8-3, 1-0) on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ... The game at Oregon will be Stanford's fourth on the road against a top 25 opponent in as many weeks (Tennessee, Purdue, Oklahoma, Oregon) ... Stanford (7-5, 1-1), which is 14th in this week's RPI report, has played nine of its last 12 games, and each of the last six, against teams that went to the postseason a year ago ... Of Stanford's 12 opponents, six have been ranked among the top 25 (Tennessee, Purdue, Oklahoma, Utah, Oregon, Arizona), and 11 of the 12 are currently over the .500 mark (Massachusetts is 6-7) ... The combined record of Stanford's opposition is an impressive 116-46 (.674 winning percentage) ... Following this weekend, Stanford returns to the Bay Area to visit arch-rival California (4-8, 0-2) on Saturday, Jan. 20 at noon at Haas Pavilion.
STANFORD VS. OREGON STATE
Stanford is 24-5 all-time against Oregon State, and currently owns an 11-game winning streak over the Beavers ... OSU has not defeated the Cardinal since a 78-73 win in Corvallis on Feb. 4, 1995 ... Stanford, which is 10-5 all-time in Corvallis, swept the season series last year by prevailing 78-58 on The Farm on Jan. 13 and 58-54 in Gill Coliseum on Feb. 12 ... In the game in Corvallis, Stanford used a 11-0 run in the final minutes to post the come-from-behind victory ... Jamie Carey had eight of those 11 points, including two decisive 3-pointers.
STANFORD VS. OREGON
Stanford is also 24-5 all-time against the Ducks, and has won 11 of the 15 meetings in Eugene ... After Oregon won the first three games of the series, Stanford reeled off 22 straight victories from Jan. 29, 1988-Mar. 5, 1998 ... The teams have since split the last four games, with each squad winning two in a row on its home floor ... Last season, Stanford won 78-62 at Maples on Jan. 15, while Oregon prevailed 61-57 on Feb. 10 at McArthur Court ... In the game at Stanford, the Cardinal pulled off the biggest comeback in school history by rebounding from a 36-10 deficit to win by 16 ... In that game, Stanford outscored Oregon 68-26 over the final 24 minutes ... In Eugene, the Ducks led virtually wire-to-wire in the narrow four-point win ... Carolyn Moos (Wayzata, MN/Blake School) had 12 points for Stanford, which was held to a season-low two 3-pointers (2-of-11).
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 ... Junior guard Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) suffered a broken nose in practice on Jan. 1, but came back to start both games last weekend thanks to the use of a protective mask.
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 504-147 (.774) ... 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 352-96 (.786) 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 198-38 (.839) 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 WEEKEND IN REVIEW
Game #12 - #21 (AP)/#22 (Coaches) Arizona 68, Stanford 65 (Jan. 6 @ Maples Pavilion): Arizona forced Stanford into 21 turnovers, including 12 in the second half, to hand the Cardinal its first home loss in eight tries this season ... Stanford trailed 65-60 with 4:00 remaining, but used a 3-pointer and a tip-in from freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) to tie the game just 39 seconds later ... But Arizona held the hosts scoreless the rest of the way, and went ahead for good on a free throw by LaKeisha Taylor with 2:18 remaining ... The Wildcats were 14-of-19 from the charity stripe, while Stanford went 0-of-3 ... It marked the first time in program history (762 games) that Stanford was held scoreless from the foul line ... Powell recorded her second double-double in as many games with 15 points and 13 rebounds, as well as seven assists ... Junior center Cori Enghusen (Bothell, WA/Inglemoor HS) equaled her career-high with 12 points in only 16 minutes.
Game #11 - #21 (AP)/#22 (Coaches) Stanford 92, Arizona State 64 (Jan. 4 @ Maples Pavilion): Senior Sarah Dimson (Norman, OK/Norman HS) had a season-high 21 points, and freshman Nicole Powell had her first-ever double-double with 17 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in the easy victory over the Sun Devils ... With the win, Stanford improved to 15-0 in Pac-10 home openers ... The Cardinal enjoyed one of its best shooting games in recent memory, hitting on 93.3 (14-of-15) percent from the foul line (tied for third best single game percentage in school history), 66.7 (10-of-15) percent from 3-point range (tied for sixth best in school history) and a season-high 59.6 (34-of-57) percent from the floor ... Dimson helped the hosts break the game open early by scoring 17 of her points in the first half (8-of-9 from the floor), including her first career 3-pointer, to stake Stanford to a 49-34 halftime lead ... In the second half, the Cardinal ran away and hid as Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) had 13 of her 21 points in the final 20 minutes ... Yamasaki also drained a career-high five 3-pointers in just six attempts ... Melody Johnson had 17 points for the Sun Devils, who lost their 17th straight at Maples Pavilion, and eighth in a row by 15 points or more.
In the Jan. 8 polls, Stanford is ranked No. 24 by the Associated Press and No. 25 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll ... Following the win over Arizona State and loss to now-#22 (AP)/#24 (Coaches) Arizona, Stanford dropped three spots in both polls ... 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 ... Oregon, which will be Stanford's sixth top 25 opponent this season, is ranked 20th in both polls.
Stanford is 7-5 overall and 1-1 in the Pacific-10 Conference after splitting a pair of games last weekend on The Farm ... The Cardinal opened Pac-10 play with an easy 92-64 win over Arizona State on Thursday, but fell 68-65 to Arizona two nights later before a season-high 5,407 fans ... The split leaves the Cardinal with an impressive 7-1 home record this season, and 18 wins in its last 20 home games dating back to December of last season ... Stanford's all-time home record now stands at 290-73 (.799), including a 138-10 (.932) record over the last 10-plus years and 57-8 (.877) mark in the last five-plus seasons ... The road has not been as kind to the Cardinal, however, as it is 0-4 with three losses to top 25 opponents (Tennessee, Purdue and Oklahoma) ... The Cardinal was 8-7 away from home last season, and 5-4 in Pacific-10 Conference play ... In those Pac-10 road games, Stanford was 0-4 in the opening game of the trip (Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA, Washington) and a perfect 4-0 in the second game (Arizona, Oregon State, USC, Washington State) ... Oregon State is 8-3 overall (5-2 at home) and 0-1 in the Pac-10 ... The Beavers opened conference play with a 71-67 home loss to Oregon on Friday night ... Oregon State opened the season 6-0, but has lost three of its last five ... Junior guard Felicia Ragland leads OSU, and is second in the Pac-10, with 17.2 points per game ... Oregon is 8-3 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-10 ... Oregon, which won at No. 18 (Coaches)/No. 19 (AP) North Carolina State in November, opened conference play with the four point win in Corvallis ... The Ducks are 4-0 at home, with wins over Portland, UC Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Boise state ... Senior forward Angelina Wolvert leads Oregon with 13.7 points per game.
Neither game this weekend will be televised ... However, both games can be heard on the radio as the broadcasts on KZSU 90.1 FM and www.gostanford.com will start at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday ... Stanford's next TV game is Saturday, Jan. 20 when Fox Sports Net will broadcast the game at California live at noon ... In all, 14 of Stanford's 28 regular season games will be on live television, including nine of the 18 Pac-10 contests.
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): Appeared in 11 games off the bench (missed Utah game with sprained left ankle), and is averaging 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 10.3 minutes ... Shooting 55.6 (20-of-36) percent from the field ... Had eight points and eight rebounds vs. San Francisco (11/28) in only 13 minutes ... Had six points against both Arizona schools last weekend.
#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Appeared in 10 games off the bench, and is averaging 1.9 points and 1.5 rebounds in 74 minutes ... Pulled down career-high six rebounds vs. Arizona State (1/4) ... Had eight points vs. Massachusetts (12/3), 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 12 games, and is averaging 12.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 30.7 minutes ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in eight of a possible 12 categories: defensive rebounds (1st, 5.50 pg), rebounds (2nd, 8.08 pg), assists (4th, 4.08 pg), free throw percentage (6th, 76.9), steals (7th, 1.92 pg), assist/turnover ratio (8th, 1.26), offensive rebounds (T9th, 2.58 pg) and scoring (10th, 12.8 pg) ... Leads the team in both scoring and rebounding ... Scored in double figures in eight of the last nine games ... In the first two Pac-10 games of her career, had a combined 32 points, 27 rebounds and nine assists against the Arizona schools ... Also had her first two career double-doubles last weekend - 17 points and 14 rebounds vs. Arizona State (1/4) and 15 points and 13 boards vs. Arizona (1/6) ... Scored a game-high 21 points - 17 in the first half - to go along with seven rebounds at Purdue (12/19) ... Had career-high 26 points, eight rebounds and five steals in 30 minutes vs. Pacific (11/26) ... 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).
#22 Enjoli Izidor (Jr., G/F, 6-0): Appeared in all 12 games off the bench, and is averaging 6.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in 12.4 minutes ... Shooting 55.6 (30-of-54) percent from the field ... Scored nine points - all in the second half - to lead Stanford to come-from-behind 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.
#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, and averaged 11.3 points, 5.1 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a team-high 33.1 minutes ... Still leads the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio (2.42), and is second in assists (5.11), fourth in free throw percentage (82.6) and 14th in scoring (11.3) ... 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).
#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (Jr., G/F, 6-1): In 12 appearances off the bench, averaging 9.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 19.7 minutes ... Averaging 17.3 points over the last four games ... Oregon City, Oregon native's career averages are 10.6 points and 4.5 rebounds ... Ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage (41.9) ... In 20 minutes vs. Arizona State (1/6), had 21 points and seven rebounds, including a career-best five 3-pointers in only six attempts ... 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.
#32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1): Played in eight games off the bench, and is averaging 1.0 point and 0.6 rebounds in 4.4 minutes ... Had a career-high five points, including a 3-pointer, vs. Arizona State (1/4).
#33 Sarah Dimson (Sr., F, 6-0): Started all 12 games (last five at small forward), and is averaging 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 24.3 minutes ... Shooting an amazing 67.4 (31-of-46) percent from the floor, while her career field goal percentage is an equally impressive 57.6 (189-of-328) ... In 35 minutes vs. Arizona State (1/4), had 21 points (just one shy of her career-high) on 9-of-13 shooting ... In the first half alone was 8-of-9 from the floor for 17 points, including the first 3-pointer of her career ... Had a career-high 13 rebounds (eight offensive) and 10 points vs. Pacific (11/26).
#41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Started all 12 games (last five at power forward), and is averaging 10.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 23.2 minutes ... Shooting 51.0 (53-of-104) percent from the floor, and owns a career field goal percentage of 52.4 (240-of-458) ... Ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (51.0) and blocked shots (1.17 pg) and 17th in scoring (10.8) ... 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 (11/17), with 17 points (15 in the second half) and six rebounds.
#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., G, 6-0): Has played in all 12 games, including nine starts (last three at off-guard) ... Averaging 7.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 29.1 minutes ... Ranks third in the Pac-10 in 3-pointers per game (1.75), seventh in 3-point percentage (39.6) and ninth in blocked shots (0.83 pg) ... Suffered broken nose in practice on Jan. 1, but has not missed any action ... Her career 3-point percentage of 42.4 (87-of-205) is tied for 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) ... 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 12 games off the bench, and is averaging 3.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 7.4 minutes ... Ranks tied for seventh in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.00 pg) ... Matched career-high with 12 points vs. Arizona State (1/4), and also grabbed season-high seven boards.
#53 Carolyn Moos (Sr., C, 6-6): Has played in all 12 games, and has started each of the last five at center (six total) ... Averaging 5.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in 15.3 minutes ... Needs 146 more points to become the 22nd player in Stanford history to reach the 1,000 mark ... Named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Grabbed 24 of her 45 rebounds on the offensive end ... Had season-high 11 points vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection a year ago.