Stanford Faces Oregon Schools
Feb. 7, 2001
The Stanford women's basketball team (12-7 overall, 6-3 Pac-10)will look to avenge two of its three conference losses when ithosts Oregon (Thurs. @ 7:30) and Oregon State (Sat. @ 7:30) thisweekend at Maples Pavilion (where Stanford is 9-1 this season) ...After losses to the Ducks (12-7, 5-4) and Beavers (11-8, 3-6) inJanuary, Stanford was just 7-7 overall and 1-3 in the Pac-10 ...Since that time, Stanford has won five straight by an average margin of 10.8 points per game ... The five-game winning streak has vaulted the Cardinal into a tie for second place in the Pac-10 with Arizona and Washington, and just a game behind conference leader Arizona State ... A win on Thursday would give Stanford its longest winning streak since it reeled off seven straight from Jan. 21-Feb. 14 of 1999.
STANFORD WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
February 8 - vs. Oregon, 7:30 p.m.
February 10 - vs. Oregon State, 7:30 p.m.
STANFORD VS. OREGON:
Stanford is 24-6 all-time against the Ducks, and has won 13 of the 14 meetings on The Farm ... Stanford won 22 in a row over Oregon from Jan. 29, 1988-Mar. 5, 1998, but the Ducks have since won three of the last five ... Earlier this year in Eugene (Jan. 13), Oregon took a 44-27 halftime lead behind 64.0 (16-of-25) percent shooting and went on to a 72-54 victory at McArthur Court ... Last year at Maples (Jan. 15), Stanford pulled off the biggest comeback in school history to turn back the Ducks 78-58 ... Oregon jumped out to a 26-point (36-10) lead with four minutes left in the first half, but the Cardinal proceeded to go on a 40-13 run of its own to retake the lead at 50-49 ... Stanford, which outscored Oregon 68-26 over the final 24 minutes, then used a 21-4 run in the closing moments to break the game wide open ... Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) had 25 points, including 6-of-9 shooting from 3-point range.
STANFORD VS. OREGON STATE:
Stanford has won 24 of the 30 meetings between the schools, and is a perfect 14-0 against OSU at Maples Pavilion ... On Jan. 11 of this year, the Beavers snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Cardinal with an 81-65 victory in Corvallis ... In that contest, Oregon State used early runs of 11-0 and 14-0 to build a 28-point lead (39-11) just 12:26 into the contest ... Stanford, which committed a school record tying 30 turnovers in the game, cut the lead to seven (65-58) with 3:45 remaining but could get no closer ... Prior to that, OSU had not defeated Stanford since Feb. 4, 1995 ... Last year at Maples (Jan. 13), Stanford overcame an early 19-6 deficit to roll to a 78-58 victory ... The Cardinal pulled away to the win by scoring 18 of the game's final 22 points.
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 on January 25th ... 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 203-40 (.835) 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 509-149 (.774) ... In 14-plus seasons on The Farm, she is 357-98 (.785) 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.
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 #18 - Stanford 60, UCLA 52 (Feb. 2 @ Pauley Pavilion): Freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) had 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to give Stanford six wins in its last seven tries in Westwood ... Stanford scored the first 14 points of the game, thanks to five points from Powell and four from senior Sarah Dimson (Norman, OK/Norman HS), while the Bruins did not get on the scoreboard until the 14:26 mark ... UCLA got no closer than eight points (16-8) the rest of the half, and the visitors took a 34-18 advantage into the locker room after scoring the final seven points ... The Bruins scored the first eight points of the second half, and eventually cut the lead all the way down to one (45-44) with 5:46 remaining ... But the Cardinal scored the next seven points, highlighted by a 3-pointer from junior Lauren St. Clair, to take control for good ... In addition to Powell's fifth double-double in eight Pac-10 games, junior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) added 12 points and freshman Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA/Brea-Olinda HS) a career-high 10 for the Cardinal ... Stanford also held Pac-10 leading scorer Michelle Greco to just 12 points (eight below her average) on 6-of-18 shooting.
Game #19 - Stanford 89, USC 75 (Feb. 4 @ Los Angeles Sports Arena): The Cardinal raced out to a 26-point halftime lead and never looked back en route to its sixth road sweep over USC and UCLA in the last seven seasons ... Stanford, which never trailed in the game, jumped out to leads of 9-1, 27-12 and 46-23 en route to a 55-29 halftime advantage ... Stanford shot a blistering 72.7 (24-of-33) percent in the first half, including a 12-of-14 (85.7 percent) effort from its starting five ... The Women of Troy, on the other hand, shot just 29.4 (10-of-34) percent in the first half, and its starters made only 2 of 16 (12.5 percent) attempts ... The Cardinal extended the lead to a game-high 32 (63-31) with 17:15 remaining, and was never seriously threatened the rest of the way ... Stanford, which has won seven straight at USC, was led by 28 points and a season-high eight rebounds off the bench from Lindsey Yamasaki ... The junior was 10-of-13 from the floor, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range, and 6-of-7 from the free throw line ... Nicole Powell added 18 points, six rebounds and five assists, while senior Sarah Dimson added 15 on 6-of-9 shooting, Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS) 13 and Bethany Donaphin (New York, NY/Horace Mann HS) 10 on 5-of-6 from the floor ... Stanford shot 56.9 (33-of-58) percent in the contest, compared to 31.2 (24-of-77) percent for the hosts.
Stanford is not ranked in either poll for the fourth straight week ... Stanford, which was ranked in both polls from the preseason through Jan. 8, is currently 30th in the Coaches Poll (26 votes) and tied for 34th in the AP Poll (8 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 ... Oregon is ranked 23rd in the Coaches Poll (99 votes), but fell out of the top 25 in this week's AP Poll and currently stands at No. 27 (32 votes) ... Oregon State is not ranked.
Stanford is 12-7 overall and 6-3 in the Pacific-10 Conference ... The Cardinal has won five straight overall to move from a tie for eighth place in the conference to a tie for second ... The five-game winning streak ties the Cardinal's season-high, which was established from Nov. 20-Dec. 3 ... Last weekend, Stanford pulled off its first Pac-10 road sweep since the 1998-99 season when it defeated UCLA 60-52 on Friday and USC 89-75 on Sunday ... The Cardinal, which built halftime leads of 16 on Friday and 26 on Sunday, led from start to finish in both contests ... Stanford's last road sweep also came at UCLA and USC on Feb. 12th and 14th of 1999 ... In fact, Stanford has swept its road swing through Los Angeles in six of the last seven seasons ... In this week's RPI Report, the Cardinal ranks 20th in the nation and owns the 10th best strength of schedule ... Oregon is 12-7 overall, 5-3 in the Pacific-10 Conference and 3-6 on the road ... The Ducks started the season 11-3 overall and 4-0 in the Pac-10, but have lost four of their last five to fall to fifth in the conference race ... Last weekend, Oregon fell at Arizona (88-76, Thursday) and Arizona State (73-63, Saturday) ... Oregon State is 11-8 overall, 3-6 in the Pac-10 and 4-4 on the road ... Since defeating Stanford on Jan. 11 in Corvallis, the Beavers have dropped five of their last seven ... The Beavers were also swept in Arizona last weekend, falling to the Sun Devils 58-51 on Thursday and the Wildcats 83-73 on Saturday.
Thursday's match-up with Oregon will be televised on a tape-delayed basis by Silicon Valley Community Communications ... The broadcast can be seen in the Palo Alto area and San Mateo County (check your local listings for broadcast time) ... Saturday's game against Oregon State will be televised live in the San Francisco Bay Area by Bay TV (Dave Cox play-by-play & Mary Murphy color) at 7:30 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) at 7:15 p.m. on both Thursday and Saturday.
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): Averaging 3.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 11.6 minutes (18 games - 1 start) ... Shooting 54.9 (28-of-51) percent from the field overall, and 58.3 (14-of-24) in conference play ... Had career-high 10 points at UCLA (2/2) ... Made first career start at USC (2/4) ... ... Had eight points, career-best eight rebounds and three assists vs. San Francisco (11/28).
#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Averaging 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.9 minutes (14 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 12.9 points and 7.3 rebounds as a sophomore on the University of Florida men's basketball team.
#14 Nicole Powell (Fr., G, 6-2): Averaging a team-high 14.1 points, conference-best 8.6 rebounds and 4.53 assists in 32.6 minutes (19 games - 18 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging a double-double of 16.2 points and 10.3 rebounds in 35.9 minutes (9 games - 8 starts) ... Freshman All-America and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year candidate has started the last 10 games at point guard following the season-ending ACL injury to fellow freshman Susan King ... Scored in double figures in 15 of the last 16 games, and pulled down nine or more rebounds in nine of the last 11 games ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in eight of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 8.6 pg), defensive rebounding (1st, 5.89 pg), assists (3rd, 4.53 pg), offensive rebounding (T7th, 2.68 pg), free throw percentage (T7th, 72.7), steals (8th, 1.89 pg), scoring (8th, 14.1 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 ... Has recorded five double-doubles in Pac-10 play ... Had 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds at UCLA (2/2), and 18 points, six assists and five rebounds at USC (2/4) ... 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 6.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 19.2 minutes (19 games - 2 starts) ... Shooting 54.7 (47-of-86) percent from the floor overall ... Career averages are 4.1 points and 2.4 rebounds (71 games - 2 starts) ... Made first two starts of her career last weekend in Los Angeles ... Had 13 points and six boards in season-high 36 minutes at USC (2/4) ... Had career-high 22 points and season-high seven rebounds vs. Washington State (1/27) ... Had 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 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 ... Suffered the ACL injury 1:04 before halftime at Oklahoma (12/27), 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 10.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 21.9 minutes (19 games - 3 starts) ... Averaging 11.7 points in Pac-10 play ... Ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (75.9), 10th in 3-point percentage (35.7) and tied for 20th in scoring (10.5 pg) ...
- Scored in double figures in eight of the last 11 games ... Career averages are 10.7 points and 4.5 rebounds (72 games - 26 starts) ... Scored 28 points off the bench in 31 minutes at USC (2/4), going 10-of-13 from the floor, 2-of-2 from beyond the arc and 6-of-7 from the free throw line in addition to a season-high eight boards ... 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, 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 1.2 points and 0.4 rebounds in 3.9 minutes (14 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 7.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 27.9 minutes (19 games - 19 starts) ... Averaging 10.1 points per game in Pac-10 play ... Only Stanford player to have started in all 19 games ... Pac-10 leader in field goal percentage at 64.8 (59-of-91) ... Career field goal percentage is also an impressive 58.2 (217-of-373) ... Career averages are 5.5 points and 3.6 rebounds (97 games - 62 starts) ... Shooting 76.0 (19-of-25) percent over the last five games ... Recorded 15 points, including 6-of-9 shooting from the floor, at USC (2/4) ... In 35 minutes vs. Arizona State (1/4), had 21 points (one shy of her career-high) on 9-of-13 shooting ... 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 (51.2) and 10th in blocked shots (0.94 pg) ... Owns career field goal percentage of 52.4 (250-of-477), and career averages are 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds (76 games - 55 starts) ... Collected 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting at USC (2/4) ... 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 7.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 29.2 minutes (19 games - 15 starts) ... Ranks tied for fourth in the Pac-10 in 3-pointers per game (1.74), fifth in 3-point percentage (39.8) and ninth in blocked shots (0.95 pg) ... Needs one more 3-pointer to reach a career total of 100 ... Career 3-point percentage of 42.1 (99-of-235) is the seventh best in Pac-10 history ... Career averages are 7.3 points and 3.1 rebounds (63 games - 39 starts) ... Has made two or more 3-pointers in a game on 11 occasions this season ... 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 3.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.3 minutes (19 games - 0 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging 5.0 points and 2.8 boards in 9.9 minutes (9 games - 0 starts) ... Ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.21 pg), as Stanford leads the conference in that category (6.11 pg) ... Career averages are 2.9 points and 2.0 rebounds (73 games - 0 starts) ... Has 10 blocks in the last four games ... 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 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 15.6 minutes (19 games - 12 starts) ... Ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.00 pg) ... Has grabbed 35 of her 66 rebounds on the offensive end ... Named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Needs 111 more points to become the 22nd player in Stanford history to reach the 1,000 mark ... Career averages are 8.9 points and 4.6 rebounds (100 games - 70 starts) ... Had season-high 11 points vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection a year ago.