Cardinal Women Head South To Face UCLA, USC

Jan. 30, 2001

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STANFORD LOOKS TO KEEP THREE-GAME WIN STREAK ALIVE: The Stanford University women's basketball program (10-7 overall, 4-3 Pac-10) looks to continue its recent rise in the Pac-10 standings when it visits UCLA (Friday @ 7:00 p.m.) and USC (Sunday @ 3:00 p.m.) this weekend in Los Angeles ... The Cardinal started Pac-10 play at 1-3, but has risen from a tie for eighth place to a tie for fourth with the three consecutive victories ... Stanford has lost six of seven on the road this season, but will be looking to continue its recent road success at UCLA (5-1 in last 6) and USC (6 straight wins) ... Following this weekend's trip, Stanford returns to The Farm for a three-game homestand against Oregon (Feb. 8), Oregon State (Feb. 10) and California (Feb. 16).

TARA VANDERVEER RECORDS 200TH PAC-10 VICTORY: Stanford University women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer reached yet another milestone with the Cardinal's win over Washington last Thursday night ... The victory made VanDerveer 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 201-40 (.834) Pac-10 record and eight conference titles ... Just two months ago (Nov. 26), VanDerveer reached another coaching milestone 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 507-149 (.773) ... In 14-plus seasons on The Farm, she is 355-98 (.784) 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 ... VanDerveer 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.

STANFORD VS. UCLA: Stanford leads the all-time series with the Bruins 22-19, and has won 21 of the last 24 meetings dating back to the 1988-89 season ... Prior to the current Stanford run, UCLA won 16 of the first 17 match-ups between the schools from Feb. 11, 1978-Mar. 12, 1988 ... Stanford owns a 10-9 all-time record in Westwood, and had won five straight at Pauley Pavilion before a 64-61 defeat on Mar. 3 of last season ... In that game, the Cardinal shot a season-low 35.3 (25-of-68) percent from the floor, including another season-low of 17.4 (4-of-23) percent from 3-point range ... In the other meeting between the teams last season, Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) shot 5-of-5 from 3-point range to lead the Cardinal to an 83-69 victory on Feb. 3.

STANFORD VS. USC: Stanford is 25-15 all-time against the Women of Troy, and has won 13 straight going back to Feb. 24, 1994 ... USC won 13 of the first 14 games in the series from Feb. 2, 1979-Mar. 5, 1988, but Stanford has won 24 of the last 26 since Mar. 11, 1988 ... Stanford is 10-10 all-time on USC's home floor, but has won each of the last six ... Last year at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, Stanford bounced back from a 12-point second half deficit to post a 66-64 win on Mar. 5 ... The Cardinal, which won its 1992 NCAA title at the L.A. Sports Arena with a championship game victory over Western Kentucky, trailed 38-26 with 15:53 remaining but came all the way back behind 20-of-22 shooting from the free throw line in the second half ... In the match-up at Maples on Feb. 5 of last year, Cardinal senior point guard Milena Flores had a career-high 21 points in Stanford's 69-56 victory ... The Cardinal held the Women of Troy to 35.0 (21-of-60) percent shooting in that contest, and to a combined 36.2 (42-of-116) percent in the two meetings last season.

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.

THURSDAY IN REVIEW:Game #16 - Stanford 76, Washington 68 (Jan. 25 @ Maples Pavilion): 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 (9-7, 3-3) knocked off the Huskies (11-6, 4-3) ... Stanford, which never trailed in the contest, took the lead for good at 10-8 on a Carolyn Moos (Wayzata, MN/Blake School) lay-up 5 minutes and 52 seconds into the contest ... The Cardinal shot 57.7 (15-of-26) in the first half en route to a 35-28 halftime lead ... The Huskies cut the lead to three (40-37) at the 14:30 mark, but Stanford scored 12 of the next 14 points, including 3-pointers by Seattle native Enjoli Izidor (Roosevelt HS) and Lauren St. Clair to take a commanding 52-39 advantage with 11:11 to play ... The Huskies could get no closer than eight points the rest of the way ... Stanford was 5-of-9 (55.6 percent) from behind the arc in the second half and 6-of-12 (50.0) for the contest ... Freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) finished with team-highs of 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals, while Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) added 14 points, St. Clair 12 and Moos 10.

Game #17 - Stanford 84, Washington State 67 (Jan. 27 @ Maples Pavilion): Enjoli Izidor had a career-high 22 points to improve the Cardinal's all-time record vs. Washington State to 31-0 ... Izidor, who also had a season-high seven rebounds, shattered her previous career-high of 17 (Nov. 28, 2000 vs. San Francisco) by shooting 8-of-13 from the floor, 2-of-4 from 3-point range and 4-of-5 from the free throw line ... The Cougars took an early 11-10 lead, but Stanford went on a 15-2 run, which included eight points from Izidor, to take a 25-13 advantage ... WSU later cut the lead to three at 30-27, but the hosts scored 20 of the next 24 points to take a 51-31 lead with 17:00 remaining and put the game out of reach ... Freshman Nicole Powell fell just short of the first triple-double of her career with 11 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists for the Cardinal, while senior Sarah Dimson (Norman, OK/Norman HS) added 13 points and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field ... The Cardinal also recorded 10 blocked shots for the second straight game, which ties for the third highest single game total in school history.

THE RANKINGS: Stanford is not ranked in either poll for the third straight week ... Stanford, which was ranked in both polls from the preseason through Jan. 8, is currently 29th in the Coaches Poll (28 votes) and tied for 38th in the AP Poll (6 votes) ... Earlier this season (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 ... UCLA and USC are not ranked.

THE RECORDS: Stanford is 10-7 overall and 4-3 in the Pacific-10 Conference after sweeping the Washington schools at home last weekend ... The Cardinal defeated Washington 76-68 on Thursday night and Washington State 84-67 on Saturday night ... The Cardinal, which currently ranks first in the Pac-10 in free throw (71.1) and 3-point percentage (35.5) and second in field goal percentage (45.4), has won three straight games for the first time since it reeled off five straight victories from Nov. 20-Dec. 3 ... Including the wins last weekend, Stanford's last 12 victories (dating back to last season) have come by seven points or more ... In this week's RPI Report, the Cardinal ranks 17th in the nation and owns the fourth best strength of schedule ... UCLA is 3-15 overall and 2-5 in conference ... The Bruins, who are 2-3 in the last five after starting 1-12, lost at Oregon State (71-58, Thursday) and Oregon (54-43, Saturday) last weekend ... All three of the Bruins wins this season have come on their home floor ... USC is 8-9 overall and 3-4 in the Pac-10, but has won three of its last four ... The Women of Troy, who are 4-2 at home this season, pulled off a difficult road sweep of Oregon (55-53, Thursday) and Oregon State, (69-67/OT, Saturday) last weekend.

MEDIA COVERAGE: Friday's game at UCLA will be televised live locally by Fox Sports Bay Area (Brian Webber play-by-play & Mary Murphy color) at 7:00 p.m. ... Sunday's game at USC will be broadcast live nationally by the Fox Sports Network (Jim Watson play-by-play & Ann Meyers color) at 3:00 p.m. ... This weekend's games 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) on Friday at 6:45 p.m. and Sunday at 2:45 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 ... 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.

2000-01 PLAYER NOTES:#00 Chelsea Trotter (Fr., F/C, 6-3): San Dimas native and Brea-Olinda high school product is averaging 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 11.1 minutes (16 games - 0 starts) ... Shooting 52.2 (24-of-46) percent from the field ... Tied career-best with three assists vs. Washington (1/25) ... Had career-highs of eight points, eight rebounds and three assists vs. San Francisco (11/28).

#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Averaging 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.2 minutes (13 games - 0 starts) ... Shooting 62.5 (5-of-8) percent from beyond the arc ... Has yet to score in Pac-10 play ... 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) ... Brother, Matt, is averaging 12.6 points and 7.1 rebounds as a sophomore on the University of Florida men's basketball team.

#14 Nicole Powell (Fr., G, 6-2): Averaging a team-high 13.6 points, conference-best 8.4 rebounds and 4.41 assists in 32.1 minutes (17 games - 17 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging a double-double of 15.7 points and 10.4 rebounds in 35.6 minutes (7 games - 7 starts) ... Freshman All-America and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year candidate has started the last eight games at point guard following the season-ending ACL injury to fellow freshman Susan King ... Scored in double figures in 13 of the last 14 games, and pulled down nine or more rebounds in eight of the last nine games ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in eight of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 8.4 pg), defensive rebounding (1st, 5.59 pg), assists (3rd, 4.41 pg), offensive rebounding (T4th, 2.82 pg), free throw percentage (7th, 73.9), steals (7th, 1.94 pg), scoring (8th, 13.6 pg) and assist/turnover ratio (9th, 1.09) ... Is bidding to become the first Stanford player, and first freshman, to ever win the Pac-10 rebounding title ... Recorded 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists and career-best four blocks in 38 minutes vs. Washington (1/25), and just missed triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in 36 minutes vs. WSU (1/27) ... 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 6.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in 13.2 minutes (17 games - 0 starts) ... Shooting 56.2 (41-of-73) percent from the floor overall ... Career averages are 4.1 points and 2.3 rebounds (69 games - 0 starts) ... Coming off career-high 22 point and season-high seven rebound performance vs. Washington State (1/27) ...Went 8-of-13 from the floor in season-high 35 minutes (previous high was 19) vs. WSU (1/27) ... Established previous career-high of 17 points, including 7-of-9 from the floor, vs. San Francisco on Nov. 28 of this season.#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 is out for the season ... Underwent successful surgery to repair the ACL on 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, before suffering the ACL injury 1:04 before the half 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 9.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in 20.9 minutes (17 games - 2 starts) ... Ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (72.3) ... Scored in double figures in six of the last nine games ... Career averages are 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds (70 games - 25 starts) ... Came off the bench to score 14 points in 30 minutes vs. Washington (1/25) ... 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 1.3 points and 0.5 rebounds in 4.1 minutes (13 games - 0 starts) ... Averaging 2.3 points in Pac-10 play (6 games - 0 starts) ... Had career-high seven points (7-of-8 from the free throw line) in only four minutes vs. Washington State (1/27)

#33 Sarah Dimson (Sr., F, 6-0): Averaging 7.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in 26.9 minutes (17 games - 17 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging 9.9 points in 33.3 minutes (7 games - 7 starts) ... Shooting an amazing 64.1 (50-of-78) percent on the year, and career field goal percentage is an impressive 57.8 (208-of-360) ... Career averages are 5.4 points and 3.6 rebounds (95 games - 60 starts) ... Entered the season with a career 53.8 (78-of-145) free throw percentage, but is shooting at a 66.7 (20-of-30) percent clip this season ... Had 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting vs. WSU (1/27), and has made 10 of her last 12 field goal attempts overall ... 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-pointer of her career ... Had a career-high 13 rebounds and 10 points vs. Pacific (11/26)

#41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Averaging 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 20.6 minutes (17 games - 15 starts) ... Ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (49.6) and tied for eighth in blocked shots (0.88 pg) ... Owns career field goal percentage of 52.0 (245-of-471), and career averages are 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds (75 games - 55 starts) ... Scored season-high 23 points (10-of-17 shooting) vs. St. Joseph's (11/24) ... Had 17 points and six boards vs. Saint Mary's (11/17).

#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., G, 6-0): Averaging 8.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 29.8 minutes (17 games - 14 starts) ... Ranks tied for second in the Pac-10 in 3-pointers per game (1.88), third in 3-point percentage (40.5) and tied for eighth in blocked shots (0.88) ... Career 3-point percentage of 42.4 (98-of-231) is tied for the fifth best in Pac-10 history ... Career averages are 7.4 points and 3.1 rebounds (61 games - 38 starts) ... Has made two or more 3-pointers in a game on 11 occasions this season ... Has made five of her last 10 shots from behind the arc ... Wears a protective mask because of a broken nose suffered in practice on Jan. 1 ... 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 3.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.5 minutes (17 games - 0 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging 5.6 points and 3.3 boards in 10.7 minutes (7 games - 0 starts) ... Ranks tied for fifth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.18 pg), as Stanford leads the conference in that category (6.06 pg) ... Career averages are 2.9 points and 2.0 rebounds (71 games - 0 starts) ... Had nine points (4-of-5 shooting), six rebounds and three blocked shots vs. WSU (1/27) ... Matched career-high with 12 points vs. Arizona State (1/4), and also grabbed season-high seven boards.

#53 Carolyn Moos (Sr., F/C, 6-6): Averaging 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 15.9 minutes (17 games - 11 starts) ... Ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (0.94 pg) ... Has grabbed 34 of her 66 rebounds on the offensive end ... Named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Needs 116 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 (98 games - 70 starts) ... Coming off her best weekend of the season, with 10 points and five rebounds vs. Washington (1/25) and 10 points and six boards vs. WSU (1/27) ... Had season-high 11 points vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection a year ago.

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