VanDerveer Gets 200th Career Pac-10 Win In 76-68 Victory Over Washington

Jan. 25, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer became the first women's basketball coach in Pac-10 history to win 200 career conference games as the Cardinal defeated Washington 76-68 at Maples Pavilion. Now in her 15th season as Stanford's head coach, VanDerveer has guided the Cardinal to eight Pac-10 titles and an amazing 200-40 (.833) record in conference play.

With the win, Stanford improves to 9-7 overall and 3-3 in the Pac-10. Washington falls to 11-6 and 4-3.

Stanford freshman guard Nicole Powell led all scorers with 20 points while adding a game-high nine rebounds, five assists and four blocked shots. Three other Cardinal players finished in double-figures, as Lindsey Yamasaki came off the bench to score 14, Lauren St. Clair added 12 on 3-of-5 three-point shooting, and Carolyn Moos poured in 10 with five rebounds.

Stanford, which scored the first four points and never trailed, received 11 points from Powell and shot 57.7 percent from the floor en route to a 35-28 halftime lead.

Washington drew within three five minutes into the second half, however, the Cardinal responded with an 18-7 run to take a 58-44 lead with 8:10 left. Enjoli Izidor came off the bench and hit both three-point attempts to spur the run. From there, the Huskies never got within ten points and Stanford took a 16-point lead, its biggest of the game, on a St. Clair three with 3:56 remaining. The Cardinal was 5-for-9 from behind the arc in the second half.

Andrea Lalum scored 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting to pace the Huskies, while Giuliana Mendiola added 14. LeAnn Sheets and Loree Payne each scored 10, while Megan Franza had nine for Washington.

Stanford is next in action on Saturday, Jan. 27, when it hosts Washington State in a Pac-10 game at Maples Pavilion. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

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