Cardinal Plays Season's Final Home Game Saturday
March 2, 2001
SENIORS SARAH DIMSON AND CAROLYN MOOS SET TO PLAY IN FINAL REGULAR SEASON HOME GAME:
The Stanford women's basketball team (15-10 overall, 9-6 Pac-10) will wrap up its 2000-01 regular season home schedule when it hosts the UCLA Bruins (4-22, 3-12) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Maples Pavilion ... 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 currently ranks ninth on the Pac-10's all-time blocked shot list (103), and is 20th in Stanford history in rebounds (488), 24th in points (917) and 25th in points per game (8.65) ... Dimson's career field goal percentage of 57.5 is among the best in school history, and she is averaging a career-best 7.7 points per game this season ... The pair will be honored in a ceremony prior to Saturday night's game ... The Cardinal currently stands in third place in the Pac-10, and trails both Arizona State and Washington by two games ... Stanford concludes the regular season next weekend at Arizona and Arizona State.
Stanford blocked three shots on Thursday night against USC to tie the school single season record of 141, which was set by the 1989-90 squad ... This year's team reached the mark in just 25 games, compared to 33 in 1989-90 ... The Pac-10 record for blocked shots is 172 set by USC in 1993-94 ... Last Saturday at Washington, the Cardinal equaled the Pac-10 team and individual single game 3-point records ... The team's 16 3-pointers tied the Pac-10 record and shattered the old school single game record of 14 ... 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 earn Pac-10 Player of the Week honors ... Last 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 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 points ... 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 206-43 (.827) 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 512-152 (.771) ... In 14-plus seasons on The Farm, she is 360-101 (.781) 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 #25 - USC 62, Stanford 59 (Mar. 1 @ Maples Pavilion): The Women of Troy (11-15, 5-10) erased a 10-point deficit in the final 9:43 to send Stanford (15-10, 9-6) to its third loss in its last four games ... Going into the contest, Stanford had won 14 straight over USC overall and 13 in a row at Maples Pavilion ... The win was the Women of Troy's first over Stanford since Jan. 30, 1994, and first on The Farm since Jan. 4, 1987 ... The Cardinal, which defeated USC 89-75 on Feb. 4 in Los Angeles, jumped out to an early 20-9 lead thanks to 10 points from Lindsey Yamasaki ... USC cut the lead to one at the half (28-27), but the hosts ran off nine straight points midway through the second half to stretch the advantage back to 10 (47-37) ... The Women of Troy then outscored the Cardinal 25-12 the rest of the way, and took the lead for good on a lay-up by Ebony Hoffman with 12 seconds remaining ... Yamasaki had 16 points along with season-highs of nine rebounds and 40 minutes played, while Nicole Powell had 15 points and five boards.
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 15-10 overall and 9-6 in the Pacific-10 Conference (third place) ... On Thursday night at Maples Pavilion, the Cardinal fell to USC 62-59 for its third loss in the last four games ... 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 is 11-3 (.786) at home this season, and has won 21 of its last 25 (.840) at Maples dating back to December of 1999 ... Stanford's all-time home record is 295-75 (.797), including a 124-12 (.912) mark in Pac-10 home games ... With one more win, the Cardinal can lock up its 14th consecutive Pac-10 winning season ... 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 (71.6) and third in field goal percentage (45.1) ... Stanford also leads the conference in blocked shots (5.64 pg) ... Stanford's 37.5 percent shooting from behind the arc, and 156 3-pointers made, both currently rank seventh on the school single season lists ... The Cardinal has lost six Pac-10 games in a season for the first time since 1986-87 (8-10) - the first year the conference sponsored women's basketball ... Stanford has also lost three Pac-10 home games (Arizona, California, USC) for the first time since 1986-87.
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) ... The UCLA game can also be heard live on both 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, 6-3):
Southern California (San Dimas) native is averaging 4.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 11.0 minutes (24 games - 2 starts) ... Shooting 55.9 (38-of-68) percent from the field overall, and 58.5 (24-of-41) percent in conference play ... Has made 15 of her last 22 field goal attempts (68.1 percent) ... Made just second start of the season, and first since Feb. 4 vs. USC (3/1), and was scoreless in seven minutes ... Posted career-highs of 12 points and nine rebounds in only 17 minutes at Washington State (2/22) ... Had 10 points in season-high 21 minutes 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) ... Did not play vs. USC (3/1) ... Had career-high eight points in just 10 minutes vs. Massachusetts (12/3) ... Brother, Matt, is averaging 13.3 points and 7.5 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, 8.2 rebounds and 4.76 assists in 33.2 minutes (25 games - 24 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging a near double-double of 14.7 points and 9.0 rebounds in 35.5 minutes (15 games - 14 starts) ... Freshman All-America and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year candidate has started the last 16 games at point guard following the season-ending ACL injury to fellow freshman Susan King ... Scored in double figures in 18 of the last 22 games ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in seven of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (T1st, 8.2 pg), defensive rebounding (1st, 5.68 pg), assists (3rd, 4.76 pg), assist/turnover ratio (6th, 1.20), offensive rebounding (9th, 2.52 pg), steals (9th, 1.72 pg) and scoring (11th, 13.6 pg) ... Bidding to become the first Stanford player, and first freshman, to ever win the Pac-10 rebounding title ... Has recorded a conference-best seven double-doubles, including the one triple-double ... Had 15 points and five rebounds in 35 minutes vs. USC (3/1) ... 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, 6-0):
Averaging 7.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 16.2 minutes (25 games - 7 starts) ... Career averages are 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds (77 games - 7 starts) ... Had five points and three boards in 20 minutes vs. USC (3/1), and did not start for first time since Jan. 27 ... Made first career start at UCLA (2/2) ... Had 18 points, five boards and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... Had career-high 22 points in 35 minutes 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, free throw percentage (82.6) and scoring 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, 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, and is the second most in Division I women's basketball this season ... 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 12.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in 23.3 minutes (25 games - 3 starts) ... Averaging a team-high 15.1 points in Pac-10 play ... Scored in double figures in the last five games, and is averaging 23.0 points during that span ... Ranks second in the Pac-10 in both 3-point percentage (44.8) and free throw percentage (80.5), and ninth in 3's per game (1.72) ... Has made 27 of her last 46 3-point attempts (58.7 percent), and 32 of her last 35 free throws (91.4 percent) ... Career averages are 11.5 points (12th in school history) and 4.6 rebounds (78 games - 26 starts) ... Against USC (3/1), made first start since Jan. 13, and had 16 points as well as season-highs of nine rebounds and 40 minutes played ... 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) ... Did not play vs. USC (3/1) ... 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., G, 6-0):
Starter will play in her final regular season games at Maples Pavilion on Saturday night ... Averaging 7.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 29.6 minutes (25 games - 25 starts) ... Averaging 9.4 points in Pac-10 play ... Only Stanford player to have started in all 25 games ... Ranks second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage at 60.8 (79-of-130) ... Career field goal percentage is also an impressive 57.5 (237-of-412) ... Career averages are 5.7 points and 3.6 rebounds (103 games - 68 starts) ... Had nine points and seven rebounds (six offensive) in 36 minutes vs. USC (3/1) ... 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 7.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in 18.8 minutes (24 games - 15 starts) ... Ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (51.0) ... Owns career field goal percentage of 52.3 (263-of-503), and career averages are 8.3 points and 5.1 rebounds (81 games - 54 starts) ... Had four points and four boards in 14 minutes vs. USC (3/1) ... Collected 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting at USC (2/4) ... Scored season-high 23 points in 41 minutes vs. St. Joseph's (11/24).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., F, 6-0):
Averaging 8.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 29.0 minutes (25 games - 21 starts) ... Ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in both 3-point percentage (38.3) and blocked shots (1.04 pg), and eighth in 3-pointers per game (1.76) ... Career 3-point percentage of 41.2 (110-of-267) is the seventh best in Pac-10 history ... Career averages are 7.4 points and 3.0 rebounds (69 games - 45 starts) ... Against USC (3/1), did not start for the first time since Dec. 27, and had eight points in 26 minutes ... 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 3.5 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.2 minutes (25 games - 0 starts) ... Ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.08 pg) ... Career averages are 2.9 points and 2.0 rebounds (79 games - 0 starts) ... Her 27 blocked shots this season ties for 10th on the school single season list ... Did not score in one minute vs. USC (3/1) ... Matched career-high with 12 points vs. Arizona State (1/4), and also grabbed season-high seven boards.
#53 Carolyn Moos (Sr., C, 6-6):
Starting center will play in her final regular season game on Saturday night ... Averaging 5.0 points and 4.1 rebounds in 16.3 minutes (25 games - 19 starts) ... Ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (0.92 pg), and is tied for ninth on the conference's all-time block list with 103 ... Also ranks 20th in Stanford history in rebounds, 24th (917) in points and 25th in points per game (8.65) ... Named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Career averages are 8.7 points and 4.6 rebounds (106 games - 78 starts) ... Recorded four rebounds and two points in 21 minutes vs. USC (3/1) ... Had season-high 11 points vs. San Francisco (11/28).