Stanford Hosts Washington, Washington State
Jan. 23, 2001
Stanford University opens a stretch where it plays five of next sevengames at Maples Pavilion when it hosts Pacific-10 Conference rivalsWashington (Thurs. @ 7:30 p.m.) and Washington State (Sat. @ 7:30 p.m.) this week ... There truly has been no place like home for the Cardinal in the 2000-01 season ... Stanford has won seven of its eight games on The Farm, but lost six of its seven away from Maples ... But home success is nothing new to the Cardinal, particularly in Pac-10 play ... Stanford owns an all-time Pac-10 home record of 120-9 (.930), including a 79-4 (.952) record in the last 10 years ... The Cardinal, which also hosts Oregon (Feb. 8), Oregon State (Feb. 10) and California (Feb. 16) during this stretch, has won 18 of its last 20 home games dating back to Dec. 18, 1999.
January 25 - vs. Washington, 7:30
January 27 - vs. Washington State, 7:30
STANFORD VS. WASHINGTON:
Stanford is 21-11 all-time against the Huskies, and has won 11 of the last 13 dating back to March of 1994 ... The Cardinal has won 11 of the 15 meetings between the teams at Maples Pavilion, and eight of the last 10 (all eight of those wins have come by 13 points or more) ... The teams split the season series a year ago, with Washington winning 85-83 on Jan. 27 at Key Arena and Stanford prevailing 76-46 on Feb. 26 at Maples Pavilion ... In the meeting at Maples, the Cardinal went on a 30-8 run over the final 11-plus minutes to break a close game wide open ... The 46 points is the fewest scored by the Huskies in their 32 match-ups with the Cardinal.
STANFORD VS. WASHINGTON STATE:
Stanford is a perfect 30-0 against Washington State, with 25 of those victories coming by 10 points or more ... Stanford's overall margin of victory against WSU is 20.7 points per game, including a 24.8 point discrepancy at home ... The Cardinal swept the 1999-2000 series with an 83-67 win in Pullman on Jan. 29 and a 78-73 victory at Maples on Feb. 24 ... At Stanford, the Cardinal trailed 38-37 at the half, but rallied thanks to 15 points and seven rebounds from Carolyn Moos (Wayzata, MN/Blake School) and 14 points and six boards from Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS).
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 the Jan. 13 game at Oregon because of mononucleosis, but returned to action last Saturday at California.
TARA VANDERVEER SHOOTS FOR 200TH PAC-10 WIN ON THURSDAY:
Stanford University women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer looks to reach yet another milestone on Thursday when the Cardinal hosts Washington ... The longtime Cardinal head coach is bidding to become the first women's basketball coach in Pac-10 history to record 200 conference victories ... In 13-plus seasons (VanDerveer took the 1995-96 season off to coach the gold-medal winning United States Olympic Team), she has compiled an impressive 199-40 (.833) Pac-10 record and eight conference titles ... On Nov. 26, VanDerveer joined an elite and prestigious group 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 505-149 (.772) ... In 14-plus seasons on The Farm, she is 353-98 (.783) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92) and five NCAA Final Four appearances ... 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 #15 - Stanford 63, California 56 (Jan. 21 @ Haas Pavilion): Freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) had a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Cardinal (8-7, 2-3) to its 15th straight victory over the Golden Bears (5-10, 1-4) ... The win helped Stanford snap a seven-game road losing streak, and post it first win on an opponents' home floor since a 66-64 victory over USC at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Mar. 5, 2000 ... Stanford pulled away in the final 2 minutes and 35 seconds with a game-ending 9-2 run that snapped a 54-all tie ... Junior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) broke the deadlock with a basket inside with 2:15 to play, and Powell later added a basket and free throw to stretch the lead to five (59-54) with less than a minute remaining ... Stanford, who out-rebounded the Golden Bears 49-34, also received 11 points from Sarah Dimson (Norman, OK/Norman HS) and 10 from Yamasaki ... The Cardinal held the hosts to just 34.5 (20-of-58) percent shooting from the floor.
Stanford is not ranked in either poll for the second straight week ... Stanford, which was ranked in both polls from the preseason through Jan. 8, is currently 29th in the Coaches Poll (31 votes) and tied for 32nd in the AP Poll (16 votes) ... 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 ... Washington received eight votes in this week's AP Poll, but did not receive a vote in the Coaches Poll ... Washington State is not ranked.
Stanford is 8-7 overall and 2-3 in the Pacific-10 Conference following Saturday afternoon's 63-56 win at California ... The win was Stanford's first on the road in seven tries this season, though four of the six losses have come against teams ranked in the top 20 (Tennessee, Purdue, Oklahoma and Oregon) ... The combined record of Stanford's seven road opponents was an amazing 89-29 at the beginning of the week, which is good for a .754 winning percentage ... Overall, 13 of Stanford's 15 opponents entered the week over the .500 mark ... Those 15 opponents own a combined record of 181-75 (.707), which gives Stanford the top strength of schedule in the nation (according to the RPI Report) for the third consecutive week ... Though the road has been unkind, Stanford has won seven of its eight home games, including five victories by 10 points or more ... Stanford has also won 18 of its last 20 home dates dating back to December of 1999, and owns an all-time home record of 290-73 (.799) ... The Cardinal is 57-8 (.877) at Maples over the last five-plus years and 138-10 (.932) in the last 10-plus seasons ... Washington is 11-5 overall and 4-2 in the Pacific-10 Conference ... The Huskies, who are 3-2 on the road this season, split a pair of home games last weekend ... Washington fell to Oregon 67-53 on Thursday, but bounced back with a 69-67 win over Oregon State on Saturday ... Washington State, who is coming off a 67-64 upset win over #20/#20 Oregon on Saturday in Pullman, is 8-8 overall and 1-3 in the Pac-10 ... The Cougars, who lost to Oregon State 64-46 last Thursday, have won one of four road games this season.
Thursday's game vs. Washington will not be televised ... Saturday's game vs. Washington State can be seen live in the San Francisco Bay Area on Bay TV (Dave Cox play-by-play & Mary Murphy color) ... In all, 16 of Stanford's 28 games during the 2000-01 season will be televised ... Both games this week can 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 7:15 p.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 is still 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): Averaging 3.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 11.2 minutes (14 games - 0 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 13.6 minutes (5 games - 0 starts) ... Shooting 52.4 (22-of-42) percent from the field overall ... Had four points and four rebounds in 13 minutes at Cal (1/20) ... Had career-highs of eight points, eight rebounds and three assists vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Missed Utah (12/30) game with sprained ankle suffered at Oklahoma (12/27).
#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Averaging 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.5 minutes (12 games - 0 starts) ... Converted on 5 of her 8 attempts from beyond the arc (62.5 percent) ... Has yet to score in Pac-10 play ... Grabbed one rebound in two scoreless minutes at Cal (1/20) ... Had career-high eight points, including 2-of-2 from beyond the arc, in 10 minutes vs. Massachusetts (12/3) ... Grabbed career-high six boards vs. Arizona State (1/4) ... Missed game at Oregon (1/13) because of mononucleosis ... Brother, Matt, is averaging 12.8 points and 7.0 rebounds as a sophomore on the University of Florida men's basketball team.
#14 Nicole Powell (Fr., G, 6-2): Averaging a team-high 13.3 points, conference-best 8.1 rebounds and 4.07 assists in 31.5 minutes (15 games - 15 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging a double-double of 15.8 points and 10.4 rebounds in 35.0 minutes (5 games - 5 starts) ... Freshman All-America and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year candidate has started the last six games at point guard following the season-ending ACL injury to fellow freshman Susan King ... Scored in double figures in 11 of the last 12 games, and has also recorded three double-doubles during that span ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in seven of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 8.1 pg), defensive rebounding (1st, 5.40 pg), assists (4th, 4.07 pg), steals (4th, 2.07 pg), scoring (9th, 13.3 pg), assist/turnover ratio (9th, 1.03) and offensive rebounding (9th, 2.73 pg) ... Is bidding to become the first Stanford player to ever win the Pac-10 rebounding title ... Recorded double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds, to go along with four assists and four steals, in 38 minutes at Cal (1/20) ... 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) ... 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): Averaging 5.4 points and 1.7 rebounds in 11.9 minutes (15 games - 0 starts) ... Shooting 54.4 (31-of-57) percent from the floor overall ... Seattle native's career averages are 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds (67 games - 0 starts) ... Had season-high five rebounds and two points in eight minutes at California (1/20) ... Had career-high 17 points, including 7-of-9 from the floor, vs. 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 ... Underwent successful 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 ... Averaged 11.3 points, 5.11 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a team-high 33.1 minutes (9 games - 9 starts) ... 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 then-No. 2 Tennessee (12/17).
#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (Jr., G/F, 6-1): Averaging 9.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in 21.1 minutes (15 games - 2 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging 10.2 points and 5.2 boards in 24.8 minutes (5 games - 2 starts) ... Ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (74.4) and 10th in 3-point percentage (35.6) ... Scored in double figures in five of the last seven games ... Career averages are 10.6 points and 4.5 rebounds (68 games - 25 starts) ... Came off the bench for 10 points and six rebounds, including the eventual go-ahead basket with 2:15 remaining, at Cal (1/20) ... Had season-highs of 30 points and eight rebounds at Oklahoma (12/27), which marked the first time a Stanford player has scored 30 in a game since she had a career-high 32 at Santa Clara on Dec. 4, 1998... Had 21 points and seven rebounds, including a career-best five 3-pointers in only six attempts, in 20 minutes vs. Arizona State (1/4).
#32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1): Averaging 0.9 points and 0.5 rebounds in 4.3 minutes (11 games - 0 starts) ... Averaging 1.8 points in Pac-10 play (4 games - 0 starts) ... Had two points and a rebound in five minutes at California (1/20) ... Had career-high five points, including a 3-pointer, vs. Arizona State (1/4).
#33 Sarah Dimson (Sr., F, 6-0): Averaging 7.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 26.1 minutes (15 games - 15 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 33.6 minutes (5 games - 5 starts) ... Ranks second in the conference in field goal percentage at 61.6 (45-of-73) ... Career field goal percentage is an impressive 57.2 (203-of-355) ... Career averages are 5.4 points and 3.7 rebounds (93 games - 58 starts) ... Entered the season with a career 53.8 (78-of-145) free throw percentage, but is shooting at a 69.6 (16-of-23) percent clip this season ... Had 11 points in a season-high 36 minutes at California (1/20) ... In 35 minutes vs. Arizona State (1/4), had 21 points (one shy of her career-high) on 9-of-13 shooting ... In the first half alone, was 8-of-9 for 17 points, including the first 3 of her career ... Had a career-high 13 rebounds and 10 points vs. Pacific (11/26)
#41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Averaging 9.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in 21.9 minutes (15 games - 13 starts) ... Ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.00 pg) and ninth in field goal percentage (49.6) ... Owns career field goal percentage of 52.0 (243-of-467), and career averages are 8.6 points and 5.4 rebounds (73 games - 53 starts) ... Has scored in doubles figures on six occasions ... Returned to the starting lineup at California (1/20), and had four points and three rebounds in 23 minutes ... Scored season-high 23 points (10-of-17 shooting) vs. St. Joseph's (11/24).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., G, 6-0): Averaging 8.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in 29.4 minutes (15 games - 12 starts) ... Tied for third in the Pac-10 in 3-pointers per game (1.80), and is sixth in 3-point percentage (39.1) ... Career 3-point percentage of 42.1 (93-of-221) is the seventh best in Pac-10 history ... Career averages are 7.3 points and 3.1 rebounds (59 games - 36 starts) ... Has made two or more 3-pointers in a game on nine occasions this season ... Wears a protective mask because of a broken nose suffered in practice on Jan. 1 ... Recorded two points and two rebounds in 27 minutes at California (1/20) ... Had season-high of 21 points at Oregon State (1/11), including 5-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc ... 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.
#51 Cori Enghusen (Jr., C, 6-7): Averaging 3.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in 8.0 minutes (15 games - 0 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging 5.2 points and 3.0 boards in 10.4 minutes (5 games - 0 starts) ... Ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.07 pg), as Stanford leads the conference in that category (5.53 pg) ... Career averages are 2.8 points and 1.9 rebounds (69 games - 0 starts) ... Had nine points and five boards in 18 minutes at Cal (1/20) ... 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): Averaging 4.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 15.5 minutes (15 games - 9 starts) ... Has grabbed 28 of her 55 rebounds on the offensive end ... Named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Needs 136 more points to become the 22nd player in Stanford history to reach the 1,000 mark ... Career averages are 9.0 points and 4.6 rebounds (96 games - 68 starts) ... Had one rebounds in six scoreless minutes at Cal (1/20) ... Had season-high 11 points vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection a year ago.