Women's Basketball To Visit Arizona State
Dec. 20, 2001
STANFORD SHOOTS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT 'ARIZONA SWEEP': Two of the three teams that tied for the 2000-01 Pac-10 title --- sixth-ranked Stanford (9-1 overall, 1-0 Pac-10) and Arizona State (9-2, 0-0) --- will tangle on Friday night in Tempe in an early season showdown between a pair of the conference's pre-season favorites ... The Cardinal was picked first in both the Pac-10 Preseason Media and Coaches Polls, while the Sun Devils were picked second by the media and fourth by the coaches ... Stanford began its Pac-10 campaign with an impressive 81-57 victory over Arizona (4-5, 0-1) on Wednesday night in Tucson ... The Cardinal is shooting for its second straight road sweep of the Arizona schools, and its ninth win in its last 10 games at Arizona State ... Last season in Tempe, the Cardinal pulled out a 51-49 win on the final day of the regular season to force a three-way tie for the conference title with ASU and Washington ... In the 15 years that the Pacific-10 Conference has sponsored women's basketball, Stanford has walked home with 10 conference championships ... The Cardinal boasts an all-time Pac-10 record of 228-43, which is an impressive .841 winning percentage ... No other Pac-10 team has won as many as 200 conference games (Washington is second at 180), and the Cardinal is the only Pac-10 team to have an all-time conference winning percentage better than .700 (Washington is second at .667) ... Stanford, which is now 13-3 in Pac-10 openers, has had one conference loss or less in six of those 15 seasons ... In each of the last 14 seasons, Stanford has finished third or higher and went at least 12-6 ... In fact, Stanford's 162 conference wins in the 1990's was the most of any Division I program in the country.
RANKING REPORT: Stanford is currently ranked sixth in the nation in both polls ... The Cardinal's highest rankings this season were fifth in the Coaches Poll (December 3-10) and tied for fifth in the Associated Press Poll (December 3) ... Those season-high rankings represented Stanford's first appearance in the top five since the conclusion of the 1997-98 regular season when it was ranked fifth by the Associated Press ... Arizona State is not ranked.
TARA VANDERVEER TO BE INDUCTED INTO WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME: Stanford University head women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer has been named to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction Class of 2002, as announced November 11 at the State Farm Women's Tip-Off Classic ... Eight players, coaches and administrators who have made considerable contributions to women's basketball comprise the Class of 2002 ... The group of eight honorees will be recognized April 26-27 at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Knoxville, Tennessee ... Inductee selections are made based on moral character, integrity, sportsmanship, and record of performance, ability, and national or international recognition ... VanDerveer is joined in the Class of 2002 by Cindy Brogdon, Kamie Eithridge, Margaret Sexton Gleaves, Hortencia de Fatima Marcari Oliva, Sandra Meadows, Lea Plarski and Marianne Crawford Stanley.
THE VANDERVEER FILE: Stanford University women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer, who will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, signed a five-year contract extension on September 10 that will keep her on The Farm through March 31, 2007 ... In 21-plus seasons on collegiate sidelines, VanDerveer is 525-154 (.773) ... In 15-plus seasons on The Farm (VanDerveer took the 1995-96 season off to coach the gold-medal winning United States Olympic Team), she is 373-103 (.784) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92) and five Final Four appearances ... She has also compiled an impressive 210-43 (.830) Pac-10 record during her tenure ... VanDerveer, who won her ninth Pacific-10 Conference title last season, reached a pair of prestigious milestones in 2000-01 ... She recorded her 500th career win on November 26, 2000, and became the first Pac-10 women's basketball coach to record 200 conference victories on January 25, 2001 ... VanDerveer has guided the Cardinal to 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, and racked up a career post-season record of 34-12 (.739) ... VanDerveer was the head coach of the gold medal winning United States Olympic Team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and has put together an 88-8 (.917) international record with four gold medals and one bronze in seven assignments.
STANFORD VS. ARIZONA STATE: Stanford is 31-8 against the Sun Devils, and has won 17 of the last 18 dating back to February 7, 1993 ... More impressively, 14 of those 17 wins have come by 15 points or more ... The Cardinal owns a 12-7 all-time record in Tempe, and has won eight of the last nine ... Stanford swept the season series in 2000-01, including a 51-49 victory in the regular season finale in Tempe (March 10) ... The Cardinal entered that contest one game back of the Sun Devils and Washington in the Pac-10 standings, but its victory over the Sun Devils (and UCLA's win over the Huskies) gave Stanford a share of the conference title and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament ... In that contest, the Sun Devils led by six (29-23) in the opening minutes of the second half before Phoenix native Nicole Powell (Mountain Pointe HS) took over ... The Cardinal freshman had 15 points and 12 rebounds - 12 points and nine boards in the second half alone - and a crucial 3-pointer with 3:20 to play that gave the Cardinal a 48-43 advantage ... In last year's meeting on The Farm (January 4), Stanford shot .596 (34-of-57) from the floor and .667 (10-of-15) from 3-point range to cruise to a 92-64 victory ... Sarah Dimson and Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) paced the Cardinal with 21 points apiece ... ASU head coach Charli Turner Thorne is a 1988 graduate of Stanford, and was a four-year women's basketball letter-winner on The Farm (1985-88), including three seasons under Tara VanDerveer.
GAME RECAP:Game #10 - #6/#6 Stanford 81, Arizona 57 (December 19 @ McKale Center): Freshman Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ/Mendham HS) scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Cardinal to an easy win in the Pac-10 opener for both teams ... Suminski was 9-of-12 from the floor, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, to lead the Cardinal to its third straight win in Tucson ... After the Wildcats took a 7-2 lead at the game's outset, Stanford responded with 13 consecutive points, and 18 of the next 20, to take control ... The Cardinal maintained the lead throughout the rest of the half, and took a 35-25 lead at intermission ... Suminski finished with 12 points in just 13 minutes in the first half, while Nicole Powell had eight points in 11 minutes ... The Wildcats made a brief run in the second half when point guard Dee-Dee Wheeler hit back-to-back 3-pointers to trim the Cardinal advantage to 54-46 with 7:34 remaining ... Powell, however, answered back with a 3-pointer of her own just 17 seconds later and Stanford never looked back ... The Cardinal later broke the game wide open with a 16-5 run over the final 3 minutes, 57 seconds ... Senior Lindsey Yamasaki had 18 points and a team-high eight boards for the Cardinal, while Powell finished with 11 points, six rebounds and six assists.
FROM THE TRAINING ROOM: Sophomore point guard Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) re-injured her right knee in the closing moments of the first half of Wednesday's game at Arizona ... She returned to the San Francisco Bay Area for evaluation on Thursday morning, and the extent of the injury is not yet known ... King was appearing in just her second game of the season after undergoing a scope to clean out her right knee on November 8 ... She also missed the final 21 games of the 2000-01 campaign after suffering a near complete tear of her right ACL in late December ... Sophomore forward Becky Bonner (Concord, NH/Concord HS), who suffered a stress fracture in her right foot in early November, saw her first action of the season on Wednesday night at Arizona ... Sophomore forward/center Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA/Brea-Olinda HS) will redshirt the 2001-02 season with chronic pain in both knees.
ON THE AIRWAVES: All of Stanford's 2001-02 regular and post season contests will be broadcast live on the internet at www.gostanford.com ... Each broadcast begins 15 minutes prior to tip-off with the 'Tara VanDerveer Show' ... The play-by-play chores will be handled by Dave Raymond, who doubles as a minor league baseball play-by-play announcer for the Iowa Cubs ... Stanford student station KZSU 90.1 FM will also broadcast all Stanford regular and post season contests ... The Arizona State game will not be televised ... Stanford's next TV game is a tape-delayed broadcast by Silicon Valley Community Communications on December 28 vs. UCLA (air times for the games have yet to be announced).
PLAYERS AT A GLANCE:#00 Chelsea Trotter (6-3, F/C, So.): Will redshirt the 2001-02 season with chronic pain in both knees ... Appeared in 28 games last season, including three starts, and averaged 3.9 points and 2.7 rebounds.
#5 Kelley Suminski (5-9, G, Fr.): Averaging 10.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists ... Has appeared in all 10 games, including starts against Pepperdine (11/30), Santa Clara (12/2) and Arizona (12/19) ... Shooting a Pac-10 leading .645 (20-of-31) from 3-point range, and also entered the week seventh in 3-pointers per game (1.78) and tied for eighth in free throw percentage (.783, 18-of-23) ... Also shooting .589 (33-of-56) from the field ... Had a career-high 23 points in just 28 minutes vs. San Francisco (11/28), including 5-of-6 from 3-point range ... Had nine points, three assists and three boards in career-best 36 minutes vs. Tennessee (12/16) ... Coming off career-high 24 point performance at Arizona (12/19) ... Against the Wildcats, was 9-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc in 32 minutes.
#10 Becky Bonner (6-2, F, So.): Saw her first action of the season at Arizona, after being sidelined since early November with a stress fracture in her right foot ... Had two rebounds and no points in five minutes at Arizona (12/19) ... Appeared in 22 games off the bench last season, and averaged 1.6 points and 1.0 rebound ... Brother, Matt, is the leading scorer for the University of Florida men's basketball team.
#14 Nicole Powell (6-2, F, So.): Phoenix native (Mountain Pointe High School) is one of 30 preseason candidates for Naismith College Women's Basketball Player of the Year honors ... Other preseason accolades include: G-Ball Mag Preseason All-American, Basketball Times Second Team All-American, Street & Smith's High Honorable Mention All-American and First Team Preseason All-Pac-10 ... Averaging 16.1 points and team-highs of 9.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists ... Ranks second in school history and ninth in Pac-10 history in career rebounds per game (8.7) and fourth in school history in points per game (14.6 pg, needs to play 10 more games to reach the stat minimum of 50) ... Owns three of the nine triple-doubles in Pac-10 history, and three of the five in Stanford history ... Entered the week as the Pac-10 leader in rebounding for the second straight year (9.4 pg) ... Entered the week among the top 10 in the Pac-10 in an amazing 11 out of 12 categories: rebounds (1st, 9.4), assists (T2nd, 5.00), defensive rebounds (2nd, 6.44), 3-point percentage (3rd, .462), offensive rebounds (T4th, 3.00), 3-pointers per game (T5th, 2.00), free throw percentage (6th, .811), assist/turnover ratio (6th, 1.55), scoring (6th, 16.7), steals (T8th, 1.78) and field goal percentage (10th, .495) ... In the only category she was not ranked, she had 0.89 blocked shots per game and was just outside of 10th place's 1.00 ... In 39 career games, has 11 double-doubles and three triple-doubles ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at both the Stanford Invitational and Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Against Santa Clara (12/2), had triple-double of 29 points (tied career-high), 15 rebounds (tied career-high) and 10 assists in only 28 minutes ... In the first half alone, had 22 points and 12 boards in 18 minutes vs. the Broncos ... Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on Dec. 3 after averaging 21.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists in wins over San Francisco, Pepperdine and Santa Clara ... The Player of the Week honor was the second of Powell's career ... Had triple-double of 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in season opener vs. Indiana (11/16) ... Posted 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals vs. Tennessee (12/16) ... Had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists in 29 minutes at Arizona (12/19).
#22 Enjoli Izidor (6-0, G, Sr.): Averaging 5.5 points and 3.4 rebounds ... Started the first nine games, before coming off the bench at Arizona (12/19) ... Had a season-high 11 points - 4-of-6 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws - in the championship game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic vs. Penn State (11/25) ... Did not start a game in her first two years, but has started 20 of the last 23 dating back to last season ... Recorded six points and three boards in 11 minutes at Arizona (12/19).
#24 Susan King (5-7, G, So.): Re-injured her right knee in Wednesday's game at Arizona, and has returned to the San Francisco Bay Area for evaluation ... The extent of the injury is not yet known ... Was playing in just her second game of the year after missing the first eight following a scope to clean out her right knee on November 8 ... In those two games, including a start at Arizona, averaged 3.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists ... Had two points, three assists and three boards in 14 minutes at Arizona (12/19) ... Played just nine games last year after tearing her right ACL in late December, and averaged 11.3 points and 5.1 assists.
#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (6-1, F, Sr.): Averaging a team-high 18.1 points per game in 10 starts at forward ... Also averaging 5.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists ... Has scored in double figures nine times, and has put up 20 points or more on four occasions ... Named Tournament MVP of both the Stanford Invitational and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Entered the week fifth in the Pac-10 in scoring (18.1 pg), ninth in field goal percentage (.496), tied for ninth in 3-pointers per game (1.56), 10th in assist/turnover ratio (1.35) and tied for 17th in rebounding (5.4 pg) ... Has made two or more 3-pointers in seven of 10 games this year ... Became the 22nd player in Stanford history to record 1,000 career points on November 23 vs. Minnesota ... Now ranks 20th on the school scoring list with 1,127 points, and is seven points behind 19th place Jill Yanke (1,134, 1985-89) and 14 behind 18th place Kami Anderson (1,141, 1984-88) ... Career average of 12.1 points is the 11th best in school history ... Also ranks sixth in Stanford history with 147 career 3-pointers ... Shooting .485 (66-of-136) percent from the field --- previous best was .457 (58-of-127) in her sophomore campaign ... Had season-high 27 points and career-high 13 rebounds in season opener vs. Indiana (11/16) ... Had 25 points and 10 rebounds vs. Penn State (11/25) in championship game of the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Recorded 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists vs. Tennessee (12/16) ... Had 18 points, including three 3-pointers, and a team-high eight rebounds at Arizona (12/19).
#32 Katie Denny (6-1, G/F, So.): Averaging 3.0 points and 0.9 rebounds in seven appearances off the bench ... Had season-high seven points, including two 3-pointers, vs. Penn State (11/25) ... Recorded two points and a rebound in two minutes at Arizona (12/19).
#33 Sebnem Kimyacioglu (5-11, G, Fr.): Averaging 5.2 points, 3.4 assists and 1.8 rebounds ... Started the first six games at point guard, and has come off the bench in the last four contests ... Entered the week fourth in the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio (1.68) and fifth in 3-point percentage (.429) ... Had eight points and career-best nine assists vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Had career-best nine points vs. Santa Clara (12/2) ... Had four points, three rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes at Arizona (12/19).
#34 T'Nae Thiel (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 4.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in nine games off the bench ... Had career-high 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting in just 19 minutes vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Had seven points and career-high nine rebounds at Hawaii (11/24) ... Recorded four points, five boards and two assists in 20 minutes vs. Tennessee (12/16) ... Recorded two points, five rebounds and four assists in 18 minutes at Arizona (12/19).
#41 Bethany Donaphin (6-2, F/C, Sr.): Averaging 8.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots ... Started Wednesday's game at Arizona, after coming off the bench in the first nine contests ... Entered the week shooting a Pac-10 best .596 (31-of-52) percent from the floor ... Also ranked third in the conference in blocked shots (1.67 pg) as of Monday ... Owns a career field goal percentage of .523 (310-of-593), and needs seven more attempts to qualify for the Stanford record book in that category (would currently rank sixth) ... Needs two more blocked shots for 100 in her career ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Stanford Invitational ... Had double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Also tied school single game record with six blocked shots vs. the Lady Dons ... Had 10 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench vs. Tennessee (12/16) ... Posted six points and three boards in 20 minutes at Arizona (12/19).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (6-0, G/F, Sr.): Averaging 4.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 10 appearances off the bench ... Ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in career 3-point percentage at .397 (124-of-312), and eighth in Stanford history in 3-pointers made with 124 ... Entered the week 10th in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage at .370 (10-of-27) ... Has been at .800 percent or better from the foul line in all four seasons (.857, 6-of-7 this year) ... Has made at least one 3-pointer in seven of Stanford's 10 games ... Had season-high 15 points, including three 3-pointers, vs. UC Santa Barbara (11/17) ... Scored all 12 of her points in the final 11 minutes to lead Cardinal to win at Hawaii (11/24) ... Recorded one rebound and one assist in two minutes at Arizona (12/19).
#44 Azella Perryman (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 3.3 points and 1.9 boards in nine games off the bench ... Shooting .667 (14-of-21) percent from the field, and has made seven of her last eight (.875 percent) ... Had season-highs of eight points and five rebounds vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Had four points, a steal and a rebound in just two minutes against Arizona (12/19).
#51 Cori Enghusen (6-7, C, Sr.): Averaging 5.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots ... Started the first nine games, but came off the bench against Arizona ... Entered the week leading the Pac-10 in blocked shots per game at 2.33, and needs just one more block to reach 100 for her career ... Has recorded two or more blocked shots in six of Stanford's 10 games ... Her 21 blocks through 10 games is equal to or better than her full season totals as a freshman (21 in 25 games) and sophomore (19 in 29 games) ... Had 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in just 20 minutes vs. Santa Clara (12/2) ... Had 12 points and eight rebounds at Hawaii (11/24) ... Recorded 12 points and five blocked shots vs. Penn State (11/25) ... Recorded two points in 12 minutes off the bench at Arizona (12/19).