Cardinal Cross Bay Bridge To Meet Rival Cal

Jan. 17, 2001

Next game: January 20 - at California, 12:00

STANFORD AND CALIFORNIA MEET FOR 47TH TIME: The Stanford University women's basketball team (7-7 overall, 1-3 Pac-10) looks to break a three-game losing streak when it visits Bay Area rival California (5-9, 1-3) on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at Haas Pavilion ... The Cardinal and Golden Bears have met a total of 46 times, with Stanford holding a 32-14 advantage ... The teams met for the first time on Feb. 12, 1975, with Stanford coming away with a 49-38 road victory ... The Cardinal will be looking to end one streak and continue another on Saturday afternoon ... Stanford has lost seven straight road games dating back to last season, but on the other hand, has won seven consecutive games in Berkeley ... The results have been far different for the Cardinal on its home floor this season, as Stanford has won seven of its eight games at Maples Pavilion ... The Cardinal will look to continue that success next week as it begins a stretch where it plays five of its next seven games on The Farm.

STANFORD VS. CALIFORNIA: The Cardinal leads the all-time series with its Bay Area rival 32-14, and has won 14 in a row dating back to Jan. 21, 1994 ... Those 14 wins have all come by 10 points or more, including 11 by 20 or more, and an average margin of 28.8 points ... Stanford is 14-10 all-time in Berkeley, and has won 11 of the last 13 ... A year ago, the Cardinal swept the season series by winning 83-57 at Maples Pavilion on Jan. 21 and 81-56 at Haas Pavilion on Feb. 18 ... At Berkeley, the Cardinal led 40-32 at the half before holding the Golden Bears to 24 points and 7-of-27 (25.9 percent) shooting over the final 20 minutes ... Stanford had four players in double figures, including 11 points apiece from current seniors Sarah Dimson (Norman, OK/Norman HS) and Carolyn Moos (Wayzata, MN/Blake School).

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 forward Becky Bonner (Concord, NH/Concord HS) missed Saturday's game at Oregon because of mononucleosis, and is currently listed as day-to-day.

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 504-149 (.772) ... 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 352-98 (.782) 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 198-40 (.832) 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 #13 - Oregon State 81, #24 (AP)/#25 (Coaches) Stanford 65 (Jan. 11 @ Gill Coliseum): Oregon State built a 28-point first half lead, and held off a furious second half rally en route to the upset victory ... The victory snapped OSU's 11-game losing streak against the Cardinal that dated back to the 1994-95 season ... The Beavers used first half runs of 11-0 and 14-0 to jump out to a 39-11 advantage just 12 minutes and 26 seconds into the contest ... The Cardinal tied a school record with 30 turnovers, which has happened on five occasions (most recently Dec. 21, 1997 vs. Connecticut) ... Stanford trimmed the lead to 45-24 at halftime, and then used a 23-6 run in the second half to cut the deficit to seven (65-58) with 3:45 remaining ... The Cardinal run was sparked by junior Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy), who scored a season-high 21 points thanks to 5-of-7 shooting from beyond the 3-point line ... But the Beavers put the threat to rest with seven unanswered points that clinched the game ... Freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) added 16 points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals, while junior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) chipped in 10 points in her first start of the year.Game #14 - #20/#20 Oregon 72, #24 (AP)/#25 (Coaches) Stanford 54 (Jan. 13 @ McArthur Court): The Ducks shot 64.0 (16-of-25) percent in the first 20 minutes en route to a 44-27 halftime lead and a convincing win over the Cardinal before 7,602 fans at McArthur Court ... Oregon, which shot 5-of-7 (71.4 percent) from behind the arc in the first half, broke the game open with a 19-4 run that turned a 10-10 tie into a 15-point lead with 9:15 remaining before intermission ... After the half, Stanford could get no closer than 15 points as it suffered its first road sweep in the state of Oregon since the 1986-87 season ... Nicole Powell had team-highs of 12 points and nine rebounds for Stanford, while senior Sarah Dimson added 11 points and seven boards as the Cardinal out-rebounded the Ducks by an impressive 41-26 margin.

THE RANKINGS: Stanford has fallen out of the top 25 for the first time this season, and the first time since last year's final poll when the Cardinal was ranked 28th by both the Associated Press and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll ... Stanford, which was ranked 24th by AP and 25th in the Coaches Poll on Jan. 8, fell to 27th in the Coaches Poll (49 votes) and 28th in the AP Poll (22 votes) following the road losses to the Oregon schools ... Less than a month ago (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 ... Stanford has played six of its 14 games against teams currently ranked in the top 25 (AP Poll listed first): #2/#2 Tennessee, #6/#6 Purdue, #13/#15 Oklahoma, #18/#18 Oregon, #19/#23 Arizona and #24/#25 Utah ... California is not ranked.

THE RECORDS: Stanford is currently 7-7 overall and 1-3 in the Pacific-10 Conference ... The Cardinal has lost three straight and six of its last eight dating back to Dec. 17 ... Stanford's three-game Pac-10 losing streak is its longest since it dropped four straight in 1986-87 - the first year the conference began sponsoring women's basketball ... Last weekend, the Cardinal lost at Oregon State 81-65 on Thursday and #20/#20 Oregon 72-54 on Saturday ... The loss dropped the Cardinal to 0-6 away from The Farm against a very difficult lineup of opponents ... Stanford lost in overtime at #13 (AP)/#15 (Coaches) Oklahoma, fell by five points at #2/#2 Tennessee, and also suffered setbacks at #6/#6 Purdue and #20/#20 Oregon ... Additionally, all 14 of Stanford's opponents this season have records of .500 or better to give it the top strength of schedule in the nation for the second straight week (according to the RPI Report) ... On the other hand, Stanford has won seven of the eight games on its home floor ... Stanford has won 18 of its last 20 at Maples Pavilion dating back to December of '99, and has an all-time home record of 290-73 (.799) ... Stanford is also 138-10 (.932) at home over the last 10-plus years, and 57-8 (.877) over the last five-plus seasons ... California is 5-9 overall and 1-3 in the Pac-10 under first year coach Caren Horstmeyer (formerly of Santa Clara) ... The Golden Bears, who are 1-4 on their home floor, fell at Oregon 86-56 on Thursday before rebounding to beat Oregon State 79-72 on Saturday.

MEDIA COVERAGE: Saturday's game will be broadcast live nationally by the Fox Sports Network (Jim Watson play-by-play & Ann Meyers color) at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time ... The contest, which will air on Fox Sports Bay Area locally, is the seventh of 16 Stanford games to be televised this season ... The California-Stanford game can also be heard live on www.gostanford.com (Dave Raymond play-by-play) and KZSU 90.1 FM (Lilla Toal play-by-play & Eric Harp color) at 11:45 a.m.

JAMIE CAREY FORCED TO RETIRE: 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 been forced to retire from women's basketball 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 13 games off the bench (missed Utah game with sprained left ankle), and is averaging 3.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 11.1 minutes ... Shooting 51.2 (21-of-41) percent from the field ... Had career-highs of eight points, eight rebounds and three assists vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Had six points against both Arizona schools two weeks ago at Maples Pavilion on a combined 6-of-9 shooting.

#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Appeared in 11 games off the bench, and is averaging 1.7 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.9 minutes ... Missed Saturday's game at Oregon because of mononucleosis, and is currently listed as day-to-day ... Has made five of her eight 3-point attempts (62.5 percent) ... Pulled down career-high six rebounds vs. Arizona State (1/4) ... Had career-best 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): Freshman All-America and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year candidate has started the last five games at point guard after the season-ending injury to Susan King ... In 14 starts, is averaging team-high 12.9 points, Pac-10 leading 7.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 31.0 minutes ... Averaging double-double of 15.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in Pac-10 contests ... Has scored in double figures in 10 of the last 11 games ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in eight of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 7.9 pg), defensive rebounds (1st, 5.36 pg), assists (3rd, 4.07 pg), steals (T5th, 1.93 pg), free throw percentage (9th, 73.9), assist/turnover ratio (9th, 1.08), offensive rebounds (T9th, 2.50 pg) and scoring (10th, 12.9 pg) ... Is bidding to become the first Stanford player to ever win the Pac-10 rebounding title ... Had her first two career double-doubles in the Pac-10's opening weekend with 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).

#22 Enjoli Izidor (Jr., G/F, 6-0): Appeared in all 14 games off the bench, and is averaging 5.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 12.2 minutes ... Shooting 54.4 (31-of-57) 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).

#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 ... Will undergo surgery to repair the ACL on Thursday, Jan. 18 ... 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 ... Was among the Pac-10 leaders in assist/turnover ratio (2.42), assists (5.11 pg), free throw percentage (82.6) and scoring (11.3 pg) at the time of the injury ... Had 13 points in the first half against Oklahoma, but left the game for good 1:04 before halftime after suffering the ACL 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): Started both games last weekend in Oregon, marking her first starts since the 1998-99 season ... In 14 games, including the two starts, averaging 9.7 points and 3.9 rebounds in 21.0 minutes ... Averaging 14.5 points and 5.7 rebounds over the last six games ... Ranks tied for seventh in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (74.4) ... 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 season-highs of 30 points and eight rebounds 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.#32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1): Played in 10 games off the bench, and is averaging 0.8 points and 0.5 rebounds in 4.4 minutes ... Had a career-high five points, including a 3-pointer, vs. Arizona State (1/4) ... Pacific Grove native is the only player on Stanford's roster from Northern California.

#33 Sarah Dimson (Sr., F, 6-0): Started all 14 games (last seven at small forward), and is averaging 6.9 points and 4.3 rebounds in 25.4 minutes ... Averaging 11.0 points per game in Pac-10 play ... Shooting 60.6 (40-of-66) percent from the floor, while her career field goal percentage is an equally impressive 56.9 (198-of-348) ... Top defensive player on the team ... 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) ... Recorded 11 points and seven rebounds at Oregon (1/13).#41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Played in all 14 games, including 12 starts, and is averaging 9.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 21.9 minutes ... Came off the bench for the first time this season in last weekend's road swing through Oregon ... Shooting 50.0 (54-of-108) percent from the floor, and owns a career field goal percentage of 52.2 (241-of-462) ... Ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.00 pg) and eighth in field goal percentage (50.0) ... Scored season-high 23 points (10-of-17 shooting) 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 14 games, including 11 starts (last five at off-guard) ... Averaging 8.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 29.6 minutes ... Ranks second in the Pac-10 in 3-pointers per game (1.93), fifth in 3-point percentage (41.5) and tied for 10th in blocked shots (0.79 pg) ... Wears a protective mask because of a broken nose suffered in practice on Jan. 1 ... Her career 3-point percentage of 42.9 (93-of-217) 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) ... Had season-high of 21 points at Oregon State (1/11), including 5-of-7 shooting from beyond the 3-point line ... 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 14 games off the bench, and is averaging 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 7.3 minutes ... Ranks tied for seventh in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.00 pg), as Stanford leads the conference in that category (5.43 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 14 games, and has started each of the last seven at center (eight total) ... Averaging 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 16.2 minutes ... Needs 136 more points to become the 22nd player in Stanford history to reach the 1,000 mark ... Is one of four Cardinal ranked in the top 10 in the conference in blocked shots, as she is tied for 10th with 0.79 per game ... Named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Has grabbed 28 of her 54 rebounds on the offensive end ... Had season-high 11 points vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection a year ago.

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