First-Place Cardinal Hosts Cal

Feb. 12, 2001

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FIRST PLACE STANFORD HOSTS CALIFORNIA:
The Battle of the Bay will play a big role in the Pacific-10 Conference race on Friday night as first place Stanford (14-7 overall, 8-3 Pac-10) hosts fourth place California (10-11, 6-5) at Maples Pavilion ... Much has changed since the last time these two teams met ... Going into that game on Jan. 20 in Berkeley, the two schools were tied for eighth place in the Pac-10 at 1-3 ... Stanford prevailed in that game 63-56, and since that point, both the Cardinal and Golden Bears have been red hot ... Stanford has won six straight since its victory over the Golden Bears, while Cal has won five of six ... The Cardinal enters Friday's game in a three-way tie for first place with Arizona State and Washington, while the Golden Bears are two games back and tied with Arizona for fourth ... Stanford, which has won 10 of its 11 games at Maples Pavilion this season, will play four of its last six games on the road, including contests at both Washington (Feb. 24) and Arizona State (Mar. 10).

STANFORD VS. CALIFORNIA:
Stanford has defeated California 15 straight times, and leads the all-time series 33-14 ... Fourteen of those 15 victories have come by 10 points or more, including 11 by 20 or more ... The average margin of victory in those 15 games is 27.3 points ... California has not defeated Stanford since a 64-59 win in Berkeley on Feb. 12, 1993 ... Stanford has also won 14 straight over its arch-rival at Maples Pavilion by an average margin of 27.4 points ... The Golden Bears have not been victorious at Maples since Feb. 17, 1986 (73-69) ... In the previous meeting between the schools this year, Stanford scored nine of the game's final 11 points to pull out a 63-56 win on Jan. 20 at Haas Pavilion ... Freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) led Stanford with 19 points and 12 rebounds ... Last year at Maples (Jan. 21, 2000), Stanford jumped out to a 20-2 lead and never looked back en route to an 83-57 victory.

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 Jan. 25 ... 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 205-40 (.837) Pac-10 record and eight conference titles ... Earlier this season (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 511-149 (.774) ... In 14-plus seasons on The Farm, she is 359-98 (.786) 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.

GAME RECAPS

Game #21 - Stanford 87, Oregon State 76 (Feb. 10 @ Maples Pavilion):
Stanford tied a school record with 14 3-point field goals as it moved into a tie for first place in the Pacific-10 Conference with a win over Oregon State ... The Cardinal was 14-of-30 from 3-point range (the 30 attempts also tied the school record) to match the school record that was set on February 22, 1996 at Washington State (14-of-27) ... Stanford was 8-of-13 (61.5 percent) from 3-point range in the second half as it erased a 36-31 halftime deficit by pouring in a season-high 56 points in the second half ... Juniors Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) and Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) were both 4-of-4 from 3-point range in the second half as Stanford improved to 15-0 at home against Oregon State ... St. Clair finished with 24 points, and tied a career-high with six 3-point field goals (in 11 attempts) ... Yamasaki added 19 points off the bench, including 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc, and junior Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS) added 18 points and three 3-pointers and Nicole Powell 13 points and a career-high 10 assists ... Stanford, which committed a school record tying 30 turnovers earlier this season in Corvallis, committed a season-low 11 in the contest.

Game #20 - Stanford 63, #23 (Coaches)/NR (AP) Oregon 54 (Feb. 8 @ Maples Pavilion):
Stanford increased its home winning streak over Oregon to 14 games with the nine-point victory ... Stanford took the lead for good late in the first half when it used a 14-2 run to turn a 16-15 deficit into a 29-18 advantage ... The Ducks stayed close, however, and cut the deficit to one at 50-49 with only 3:01 remaining ... But Stanford scored the next eight points, highlighted by two 3-pointers from Lauren St. Clair, to take a commanding 58-49 lead with 1:23 remaining ... St. Clair finished with a team-high 14 points, and was 4-of-5 from beyond the arc in the final 20 minutes ... Junior Enjoli Izidor added 12 points - marking her third straight game in double figures - and Nicole Powell added nine points, five rebounds and five assists.

THE RANKINGS:
Stanford is not ranked in either poll for the fifth straight week ... Stanford, which was ranked in both polls from the preseason through Jan. 8, is currently 26th in the AP Poll (51 votes - 3 votes behind #25 Iowa) and 28th in the Coaches Poll (36 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 ... California is not ranked.

CARDINAL NOTES:
Stanford is 14-7 overall and 8-3 in the Pacific-10 Conference ... The Cardinal has won seven straight, including home wins over #23 (Coaches)/NR (AP) Oregon and Oregon State last weekend ... The Cardinal defeated the Ducks 63-54 on Thursday and the Beavers 87-76 on Saturday to improve to 10-1 at home ... The Cardinal has won seven straight games, and with a win Friday, will have its longest winning streak since it reeled off 15 straight during the 1997-98 campaign (Jan. 16-Mar. 7) ... Stanford out-rebounded Oregon 39-32 and Oregon State 34-27, and has out-rebounded its opposition in eight straight games ... Stanford has also held its last 12 opponents to 50 percent shooting or below from the floor ... The Cardinal recorded four more blocked shots over the weekend for a season total of 119, which is already the fourth highest single season total in school history ... The Stanford record for blocked shots in a season is 141, which was established in 1989-90 ... In this week's RPI Report, the Cardinal ranks 19th in the nation overall and owns the 11th best strength of schedule ... Stanford ranks in the top three in the Pac-10 in all three shooting categories: first in 3-point percentage (37.3), first in free throw percentage (72.2) and third in field goal percentage (45.7).

ABOUT THE GOLDEN BEARS:
California is 10-11 overall, 6-5 in the Pacific-10 Conference and 5-4 on the road ... The Golden Bears have won four in a row and six of their last eight ... Last weekend, California defeated Oregon State 72-60 on Thursday and #23 (Coaches)/NR (AP) Oregon 68-57 on Saturday at Haas Pavilion ... California came back from double digit second half deficits in both ganes ... Kenya Corley leads California in scoring at 13.2 points per game, followed by Courtney Johnson at 13.0 points and Ami Forney at 10.6 points and 7.9 rebounds.

MEDIA COVERAGE:
Friday's game 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. ... The 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 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 ... 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 3.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10.9 minutes (20 games - 1 start) ... Shooting 53.7 (29-of-54) percent from the field overall, and 55.6 (17-of-27) percent in conference play ... Had two points and four boards in six minutes vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... Made first career start at USC (2/4) ... Had career-high 10 points at UCLA (2/2) ... Had eight points and career-best eight rebounds vs. San Francisco (11/28).

#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2):
Averaging 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.5 minutes (15 games - 0 starts) ... Shooting 62.5 (5-of-8) percent from beyond the arc ... Had two points - her first points in Pac-10 play - in one minute vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... Grabbed career-high six boards vs. Arizona State (1/4) ... Had career-high eight points vs. Massachusetts (12/3) ... Brother, Matt, is averaging 12.8 points and 7.3 rebounds as a sophomore on the ninth-ranked University of Florida men's basketball team.

#14 Nicole Powell (Fr., G, 6-2):
Averaging a team-high 13.8 points, conference-best 8.3 rebounds and 4.81 assists in 33.0 minutes (21 games - 20 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging a near double-double of 15.3 points and 9.5 rebounds in 36.0 minutes (11 games - 10 starts) ... Freshman All-America and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year candidate has started the last 12 games at point guard following the season-ending ACL injury to fellow freshman Susan King ... Scored in double figures in 15 of the last 18 games ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in eight of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 8.3 pg), defensive rebounding (1st, 5.76 pg), assists (3rd, 4.81 pg), steals (8th, 1.90 pg), scoring (8th, 13.8 pg), assist/turnover ratio (8th, 1.23), free throw percentage (9th, 72.3) and offensive rebounding (T10th, 2.52 pg) ... 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 13 points and career-high 10 assists in 39 minutes vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... Had 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds at UCLA (2/2) ... Just missed a 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 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 15.9 minutes (21 games - 4 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging 8.2 points and 3.7 rebounds in 19.0 minutes (11 games - 4 starts) ... Averaging 13.6 points over the last five games, and scored in double figures in four of those contests ... Made first career start at UCLA (2/2), and has remained in starting lineup ever since ... Shooting 51.4 (56-of-109) percent from the floor overall ... Coming off her best weekend of the season, with 12 points and season-high nine boards in 29 minutes vs. Oregon (2/8) and 18 points, five boards and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... Had career-high 22 points and season-high seven rebounds vs. Washington State (1/27).

#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 torn 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 when she was fouled while attempting a breakaway lay-up at Oklahoma (12/27) ... 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 10.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in 22.0 minutes (21 games - 3 starts) ... Averaging 11.8 points in Pac-10 play, which ranks second on the team ... Ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (75.9) and 3-point percentage (39.7) and 17th in scoring (10.7 pg) ... Averaging 16.3 points over the last four games ... Has made 11 of her last 18 3-point attempts (61.1 percent) ... Shooting 84.0 (21-of-25) percent from the free throw line in Pac-10 play ... Made her 100th career 3-pointer in the win over Oregon (2/8) ... Career averages are 10.8 points and 4.5 rebounds (74 games - 26 starts) ... Had 19 points, including a career-high tying five 3-pointers in eight attempts (4-of-4 in the second half), vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... Came off the bench to record 28 points and a season-high eight rebounds in 31 minutes at USC (2/4) ... 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.

#32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1):
Averaging 1.1 points and 0.4 rebounds in 3.7 minutes (15 games - 0 starts) ... Played one scoreless minute vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... 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 7.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 28.3 minutes (21 games - 21 starts) ... Averaging 9.7 points per game in Pac-10 play ... Only Stanford player to have started in all 21 games ... Pac-10 leader in field goal percentage at 64.4 (65-of-101) ... Career field goal percentage is also an impressive 58.2 (223-of-383) ... Career averages are 5.6 points and 3.6 rebounds (99 games - 64 starts) ... Will play in her 100th career game on Friday vs. California ... Shooting 69.4 (25-of-36) percent over the last seven games ... Scored seven points in 34 minutes vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... 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 7.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 20.2 minutes (20 games - 15 starts) ... Ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (50.0) ... Owns career field goal percentage of 52.1 (252-of-484), and career averages are 8.3 points and 5.2 rebounds (78 games - 55 starts) ... Had two points and two rebounds in 14 minutes vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... 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).

#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., G, 6-0):
Averaging 8.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 29.3 minutes (21 games - 17 starts) ... Ranks third in the Pac-10 in 3-pointers per game (2.05), fourth in 3-point percentage (43.0) and ninth in blocked shots (0.90 pg) ... Made her 100th career 3-pointer in the win over Oregon (2/8) ... Career 3-point percentage of 43.3 (109-of-252) is the fifth best in Pac-10 history ... Career averages are 7.6 points and 3.1 rebounds (65 games - 41 starts) ... Shot 58.8 (10-of-17) from 3-point percentage last weekend, and made 8 of 9 attempts in the second half ... Scored season-high 24 points (just one point short of career high), and tied career high with six 3-pointers in nine attempts (4-of-4 in second half), vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... In first meeting with OSU, had 21 points and was 5-of-7 from beyond the arc ... Had 14 points, including 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range in the second half, in 24 minutes vs. Oregon (2/8) ... Philadelphia native drained the eventual game winning 3-pointer with 38 seconds left in OT vs. St. Joseph's (11/24).

#51 Cori Enghusen (Jr., C, 6-7):
Averaging 3.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.4 minutes (21 games - 0 starts) ... Ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.19 pg), as Stanford leads the conference in that category (5.71 pg) ... Career averages are 2.9 points and 2.0 rebounds (75 games - 0 starts) ... Has 12 blocks in the last six games ... Did not score in three minutes vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... 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 4.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in 15.8 minutes (21 games - 15 starts) ... Ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (0.95 pg) ... Has grabbed 39 of her 86 rebounds on the offensive end ... Named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Needs 107 more points to become the 22nd player in Stanford history to reach the 1,000 mark ... Career averages are 8.8 points and 4.6 rebounds (102 games - 74 starts) ... Had five rebounds and no points in 14 minutes vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... Had season-high seven rebounds in 22 minutes vs. Oregon (2/8) ... Had season-high 11 points vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection a year ago.

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