Women's Basketball Set To Face USC, UCLA
Feb. 28, 2001
March 1 vs. USC, 7:30
March 3 vs. UCLA, 7:30
The Stanford women's basketball program returns to The Farm for its final two home games of the 2000-01 season this weekend ... The Cardinal (15-9 overall, 9-5 Pac-10), which currently stands in third place in the conference and trails league-leading Arizona State by two games, hosts USC (9-15, 4-10) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and UCLA (4-21, 3-11) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ... The contests will also be the final home games for Stanford seniors, and starters, Sarah Dimson (Norman, OK/Norman HS) and Carolyn Moos (Wayzata, MN/Blake School) ... Moos will graduate as one of the top shot blockers in Stanford and Pac-10 history, and Dimson will leave The Farm with one of the best career field goal percentages in school history (currently at 58.0) .. The pair will be honored in a pre-game ceremony prior to Saturday night's game.
Stanford made its mark in both the Pac-10 and school record books last week ... Against the Huskies, Stanford's 16 3-pointers tied the Pac-10 and school single game record ... Junior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) also tied the conference and school single game record with nine 3's in that same game ... The nine 3-pointers was also the most ever in a Pac-10 game and helped Yamasaki to Pac-10 Player of the Week honors ... On Thursday at Washington State, freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) turned in just the third double-double in Stanford history, and seventh in Pac-10 history, with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists ... Stanford is also on the verge of the school single season blocked shot record ... The 2000-01 Cardinal currently stands second with 138, and needs just three more to tie the record of 141 that was set in 33 games by the 1989-90 team.
STANFORD VS. USC:
Stanford has won 14 straight over USC dating back to Feb. 24, 1994, and leads the all-time series 26-15 ... The Cardinal has also won 13 straight at home over the Women of Troy going back to Mar. 11, 1989, and 14 of 19 overall ... USC has not won at Maples Pavilion since Mar. 12, 1988 ... In the first meeting between the schools this season, Stanford raced out to a 26-point (55-29) halftime lead and cruised to a 89-75 victory on Feb. 4 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena ... The Cardinal, which was led by 28 points and a season-high eight rebounds from Lindsey Yamasaki, led by as many as 32 points (63-31) in the second half ... Last season at Maples Pavilion (Feb. 5, 2000), senior Milena Flores had a career-high 21 points to lead the Cardinal to a 69-56 victory.
STANFORD VS. UCLA:
Stanford has won 22 of its last 25 against the Bruins, and leads the all-time series 23-19 ... The Cardinal has won 11 of its last 12 meetings with UCLA at Maples Pavilion, and is 12-9 overall ... In the first meeting between the schools (Feb. 2), freshman Nicole Powell had 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as Stanford led wire-to-wire in a 60-52 victory ... The Cardinal, which did not trail in either game during its L.A. swing, scored the first 14 points of the contest, and led 34-18 at the half ... Lindsey Yamasaki added 12 points for the Cardinal, and Los Angeles-area native Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA/Brea-Olinda HS) contributed 10 ... Last year on The Farm (Feb. 3, 2000), Stanford defeated then-No. 17 UCLA 83-68 thanks to 11-of-23 3-point shooting ... Bethany Donaphin (New York, NY/Horace Mann HS) led Stanford with 21 points, while Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) added 17 and was 5-of-5 from 3-point range.
TARA VANDERVEER RECORDS 500TH CAREER VICTORY, 200TH PAC-10 WIN:
Stanford University women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer reached yet another milestone with the Cardinal's home 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 206-42 (.831) 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 512-151 (.772) ... In 14-plus seasons on The Farm, she is 360-100 (.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 ... 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.
LAST WEEK IN REVIEW:
Game #24 - Washington 95, Stanford 87 (Feb. 24 @ Bank of America Arena): Despite the fact it connected on a conference and school record tying 16 3-pointers, the Cardinal saw its four-game road winning streak snapped in Seattle ... Stanford was 16-of-34 (47.1 percent) from the outside, and received a conference and school record tying nine from Lindsey Yamasaki --- the most ever in a Pac-10 game and the second most in Division I women's basketball this season ... Yamasaki, who finished with a career-high 34 points, earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for her efforts ... Stanford led 41-37 at the half, and stretched the lead to 62-54 with 12 minutes remaining ... But the Huskies, who were 32-of-44 from the foul line in the second half alone, answered with a 13-2 run and took the lead for good with 3:39 remaining ... Freshman Nicole Powell added 19 points and five 3-pointers for the Cardinal.
Game #23 - Stanford 87, Washington State 78 (Feb. 22 @ Friel Court): Freshman point guard Nicole Powell recorded just the third triple-double in Stanford women's basketball history, and first in nearly 10 years (Mar. 26, 1991), as Stanford improved to 32-0 all-time against the Cougars (16-0 in Pullman) ... Powell had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes to join Jennifer Azzi (Jan. 15, 1987 vs. BYU) and Sonja Henning (Mar. 26, 1991 vs. Cal State Fullerton) as the only Cardinal players to accomplish that feat ... The triple-double was also just the seventh in Pac-10 history, and first since Feb. 24, 1996 (UCLA's Erica Gomez vs. USC) ... A 12-3 spurt midway through the first half staked Stanford to a 25-15 lead 6:12 before the break, and a 14-4 run in the second half gave the visitors a commanding 73-49 lead with 5:52 remaining ... Stanford received 43 points from its bench, including a game-high 25 and five 3-pointers in just 21 minutes from junior Lindsey Yamasaki and career-highs of 12 points and nine rebounds in 17 minutes from freshman Chelsea Trotter.
Stanford is not ranked in either poll for the seventh straight week ... Stanford, which was ranked in both polls from the preseason through Jan. 8, received 10 votes in this week's Coaches Poll and one vote in the AP Poll ... 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.
Stanford is 15-8 overall and 9-5 in the Pacific-10 Conference (third place) ... Last weekend, Stanford won at Washington State 87-78 on Thursday to improve to 32-0 all-time against the Cougars, and lost at Washington 95-87 despite connecting on a Pac-10 and school record tying 16 3-pointers ... Stanford enters its final two home games of the season with a 12-2 record at Maples Pavilion in 2000-01 ... The Cardinal has won 21 of its last 24 at home dating back to December of last season, and owns an all-time home record of 295-74 (.799) ... Stanford also owns an amazing all-time Pac-10 home record of 124-11 (.919) ... In this week's RPI Report, the Cardinal ranks 27th in the nation overall and owns the 14th best strength of schedule ... Stanford ranks in the top three in the Pac-10 in all three shooting categories: first in 3-point percentage (37.5), first in free throw percentage (71.4) and third in field goal percentage (45.5) ... Stanford also leads the conference in both blocked shots (5.75 pg) ... With one win this weekend, the Cardinal can lock up its 14th consecutive Pac-10 winning season ... Two wins this weekend would assure Stanford of its 14th straight conference home record of 7-2 or better.
Thursday's game against USC will be televised on a tape-delayed basis by Silicon Valley Community Communications (check your local listings) in the Palo Alto Area and San Mateo County ... Saturday's game will be broadcast live locally by Fox Sports Bay Area (Glenn Kuiper play-by-play & Mary Murphy color) at 7:30 p.m. ... In addition, Fox Sports Network announced on Monday that the Cardinal's Mar. 10 game at Arizona State will be nationally televised at 2:00 p.m. (MT)/1:00 p.m. (PT) ... Both games this weekend 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) beginning at 7:15 p.m. on 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): Southern California (San Dimas) native is averaging 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 11.2 minutes (23 games - 1 start) ... Posted career-highs of 12 points and nine rebounds in only 17 minutes last Thursday at Washington State (2/22) ... Shooting 56.7 (38-of-67) percent from the field overall, and 60.0 (24-of-40) percent in conference play ... Has made 15 of her last 22 field goal attempts (63.6 percent) ... Had seven points and four rebounds before fouling out in 11 minutes at Washington (2/24) ... Made first career start at USC (2/4) ... Had 10 points at UCLA (2/2).
#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Averaging 1.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.4 minutes (17 games - 0 starts) ... Had two points in seven minutes at WSU (2/22), and did not score in one minute vs. Washington (2/24) ... Had career-high eight points vs. Massachusetts (12/3) ... Brother, Matt, is averaging 13.0 points and 7.7 rebounds as a sophomore for the University of Florida.
#14 Nicole Powell (Fr., G, 6-2): Recorded just the third triple-double in Stanford history and seventh in Pac-10 history at Washington State (2/22) ... Had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes to join Jennifer Azzi (1/15/87 vs. BYU) and Sonja Henning (Mar. 26, 1991 vs. Cal State Fullerton) as the only Cardinal players to accomplish that feat ... Averaging team-highs of 13.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.92 assists in 33.1 minutes (24 games - 23 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging a near double-double of 14.6 points and 9.3 rebounds in 35.6 minutes (14 games - 13 starts) ... Freshman All-America and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year candidate has started the last 15 games at point guard following the season-ending ACL injury to fellow freshman Susan King ... Scored in double figures in 17 of the last 21 games ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in eight of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 8.3 pg), defensive rebounding (1st, 5.68 pg), assists (3rd, 4.92 pg), assist/turnover ratio (6th, 1.24), free throw percentage (8th, 72.9), offensive rebounding (9th, 2.54 pg), steals (10th, 1.71 pg) and scoring (10th, 13.3 pg) ... Bidding to become the first Stanford player, and first freshman, to ever win the Pac-10 rebounding title ... Followed up triple-double with 19 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers, and 11 rebounds in 39 minutes at Washington (2/24) ... Has recorded a conference-best seven doubles-doubles, including the one triple-double ... Had 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds at UCLA (2/2) ... 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 7.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 16.1 minutes (24 games - 7 starts) ... Scored in double figures in four of the last eight games ... Career averages are 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds (76 games - 7 starts) ... Seattle native had nine points and seven rebounds at WSU (2/22) and five points and three boards at Washington (2/24) ... Made first career start at UCLA (2/2), and has remained in the starting lineup ever since ... Had 18 points, five boards and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... Had career-high 22 points 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 ... 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): Tied the school and Pac-10 record for 3-pointers in a game with nine at Washington (2/24), which is also the most ever in a Pac-10 game ... The nine treys ties the record set by Stanford's Molly Goodenbour at Tennessee on Dec. 21, 1992 ... She finished with a career-high 34 points on 10-of-21 shooting overall and 9-of-16 from behind the arc, just two days after scoring 25 points with five 3-pointers at WSU (2/22) ... Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for her efforts, with weekend averages of 29.5 points and 7.0 3-pointers ... On the season, averaging 12.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 22.6 minutes (24 games - 2 starts) ... Averaging a team-high 15.0 points in Pac-10 play ... Averaging 22.2 points over the last six games ... Ranks second in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage (44.8), fifth in free throw percentage (78.4) and ninth in 3's per game (1.79) ... Has made 27 of her last 46 3-point attempts (58.7 percent), and 24 of her last 27 free throws (88.9 percent) ... Career averages are 11.4 points and 4.5 rebounds (77 games - 25 starts) ... Came off the bench to record 28 points and a season-high eight rebounds in 31 minutes at USC (2/4) ... Had 30 points and eight rebounds at Oklahoma (12/27).
#32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1): Averaging 1.1 points and 0.3 rebounds in 3.4 minutes (18 games - 0 starts) ... Recorded two points and two assists in four minutes at WSU (2/22), and did not score in one minute at Washington (2/24) ... 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): Starting small forward will play in her final regular season games at Maples Pavilion this weekend ... Averaging 7.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 29.3 minutes (24 games - 24 starts) ... Averaging 9.4 points in Pac-10 play ... Only Stanford player to have started in all 24 games ... Ranks second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage at 62.5 (75-of-120) ... Career field goal percentage is also an impressive 58.2 (233-of-402) ... Career averages are 5.7 points and 3.6 rebounds (102 games - 67 starts) ... Recorded six points and three boards in 33 minutes at WSU (2/22), and five points and five boards in 35 minutes at Washington (2/24) ... Scored season-high 21 points vs. Arizona State (1/4) ... Had a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Pacific (11/26).
#41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Averaging 7.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 19.0 minutes (23 games - 15 starts) ... Ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (51.4) ... Owns career field goal percentage of 52.4 (262-of-500), and career averages are 8.4 points and 5.1 rebounds (80 games - 54 starts) ... Scored six points off the bench at both WSU (2/22) and Washington (2/24) ... Collected 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting at USC (2/4) ... Scored season-high 23 points vs. St. Joseph's (11/24).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., G, 6-0): Averaging 8.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 29.2 minutes (24 games - 21 starts) ... Ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in 3-pointers per game (1.83) and seventh in both 3-point percentage (38.3) and blocked shots (1.00 pg) ... Career 3-point percentage of 41.2 (110-of-267) is the sixth best in Pac-10 history ... Career averages are 7.4 points and 3.0 rebounds (68 games - 45 starts) ... Did not score, but blocked three shots at WSU (2/22), and had three points and three assists at Washington (2/24) ... Scored season-high 24 points, and tied career high with six 3-pointers, vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... 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 2.2 rebounds in 8.5 minutes (24 games - 0 starts) ... Ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.12 pg) ... Career averages are 2.9 points and 2.0 rebounds (78 games - 0 starts) ... Bothell, Washington native had eight points and five boards at WSU (2/22), and did not score at Washington (2/24) ... 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): Starting center will play in her final regular season games at Maples Pavilion this weekend ... Averaging 5.2 points and 4.1 rebounds in 16.1 minutes (24 games - 18 starts) ... Ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (0.96 pg), and is tied for ninth on the conference's all-time block list with 103 ... Named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Career averages are 8.7 points and 4.6 rebounds (105 games - 77 starts) ... Had seven points and three boards at WSU (2/22), and eight points and four boards at Washington (2/24) ... Had season-high 11 points vs. San Francisco (11/28).
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