No. 4 Women's Basketball To Host Oregon State, Oregon
Jan. 8, 2002
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: The fourth-ranked Stanford University women's basketball (14-1 overall, 4-0 Pac-10) begins a stretch where it plays five of its next seven games at Maples Pavilion this week when it takes on Oregon State and Oregon on The Farm ... The Cardinal, which has won six straight overall, hosts the Beavers (8-7, 4-2) on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and the Ducks (9-6, 4-2) on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in a game that will be televised live nationally by the Fox Sports Network ... After three weekends of conference play, Stanford is the Pac-10's lone unbeaten team and leads Washington (9-5, 4-1) by a half game and Oregon, Oregon State and USC (8-7, 4-2) by a full game ... Stanford, which was 8-7 overall and 2-3 in the Pac-10 at this time last season, is off to its best Pac-10 start since it went 18-0 in both 1995-96 and 1996-97 ... The Cardinal is 6-1 at home this season, and has outscored its opponents by an average of nearly 20 points per game (19.7) in those seven contests ... Stanford will also be looking to extend its homecourt dominance over its Oregon rivals ... The Cardinal is an all-time 15-0 against Oregon State at Maples Pavilion, and has won 14 straight home dates over Oregon dating back to Jan. 29, 1988.
RANKING REPORT: Stanford is now ranked fourth in the nation in both polls (as of 1/7) ... The ranking is the Cardinal's highest in the AP Poll since it was fourth on November 11, 1997 ... Following its road victories over Rutgers and Fordham, Stanford jumped two spots in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll and one slot in the Associated Press Poll ... Stanford's previous best ranking this season was fifth in both polls ... Oregon and Oregon State are not ranked.
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 530-154 (.775) ... 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 378-103 (.786) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92) and five Final Four appearances ... She has also compiled an impressive 213-43 (.831) 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.
TARA VANDERVEER TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE 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 Nov. 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.
GAME RECAPS:Game #15 - #5 (AP)/#6 (Coaches) Stanford 81, Fordham 55 (January 5 @ Rose Hill Gym): Stanford (14-1) completed a 2-0 East Coast road trip by posting its largest road margin of victory since a 81-54 win at Arizona State on Jan. 29, 1998 ... Stanford never trailed against the Rams (3-9), and took control midway through the first half with an 18-7 run that gave it a 39-25 lead 3:20 before the break ... Stanford led 46-31 at the half, and broke the game wide open by scoring 15 of the first 20 points in the second half to take a 61-36 lead with 11:53 remaining ... Fordham could get no closer than 22 points the rest of the way ... Stanford dominated the game statistically, shooting 53.6 (30-of-56) percent from the floor and 50.0 (8-of-16) percent from 3-point range, while also outrebounding the Rams 48-26 ... Freshman Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Mountain View, CA/Pinewood School) led Stanford with a career-high 14 points in just 23 minutes, while freshman T'Nae Thiel (Weatherford, TX/Weatherford HS) and senior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) chipped in 11 points apiece.
Game #14 - #5 (AP)/#6 (Coaches) Stanford 50, Rutgers 46 (Jan. 2 @ Louis Brown Athletic Center): Freshman forward T'Nae Thiel recorded career-highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinal (13-1) to a non-conference victory over host Rutgers (4-7) ... Stanford's 50 points represented its lowest total in a victory since it won 48-39 at California all the way back on March 1, 1977 ... Stanford came out hot early, scoring nearly half of its points en route to jumping out to a 22-6 advantage just nine minutes into the contest ... But the rest of the first half was a struggle for the visitors, as it led just 27-26 at the break ... The Cardinal eventually took control midway though the second half on a 10-1 run that was sparked by the outside shooting of freshman guard Sebnem Kimyacioglu ... The run gave Stanford a commanding 45-37 lead with just over six minutes remaining ... For the Cardinal, Kimyacioglu had nine points and three rebounds in just nine minutes off the bench, while freshman Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ/Mendham HS) chipped in seven points, three assists and three rebounds in her return to her home state.
FROM THE TRAINING ROOM: Sophomore point guard Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) will miss the remainder of the 2001-02 women's basketball season with a stretched anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee ... The season-ending injury will qualify King for an NCAA medical hardship ... King suffered the injury on Wednesday, Dec. 19 against Arizona ... The game was just King's second of the season, as she missed the first nine contests after undergoing a scope to clean out the right knee ... Sophomore forward/center Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA/Brea-Olinda HS) will redshirt the 2001-02 season with chronic pain in both knees.
BEAVER BIO: Stanford has won 25 of the 31 meetings between the schools, and is a perfect 15-0 against Oregon State at Maples Pavilion ... The Cardinal has won 12 of the last 13 meetings and 17 of the last 19 ... The schools split last year's series, with each team winning at home ... On Feb. 10 at Maples Pavilion, Stanford went 14-of-30 from 3-point range en route to an 87-76 victory ... Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) had 24 points on 6-of-11 from 3-point range, while Lindsey Yamasaki had 19 points on 5-of-8 from behind the arc ... On Jan. 11 in Corvallis, 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 ... This season, the Beavers are 8-7 overall and 4-2 in the Pac-10 ... Oregon State, which has won four of its last five, is 2-4 on the road this season ... The Beavers are led by Felicia Ragland, who is averaging a Pac-10 leading 20.3 points and 6.1 rebounds last season.
DUCK DIARY: Stanford is 25-6 all-time against the Ducks, and has won 14 straight over Oregon at Maples Pavilion ... Stanford won 22 in a row over Oregon from Jan. 29, 1988-March 5, 1998, but the teams have split the last six ... Last season, both teams won on their home court for the third consecutive year ... At Maples Pavilion (Feb. 8), Stanford jumped out to a 30-22 halftime lead and went on to win 63-54 ... Lauren St. Clair finished with a game-high 14 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range in the second half, to pace the Cardinal ... On Jan. 13 in Eugene, the Ducks took a 44-27 halftime lead behind 64.0 (16-of-25) percent shooting and went on to a 72-54 victory ... Two seasons ago at Maples Pavilion (Jan. 15, 2000), the Cardinal recorded the biggest single game turnaround in school history by rebounding from a 36-10 first half deficit to beat the then-No. 24 Ducks 78-58 ... In all, Stanford outscored Oregon 68-22 over the final 24 minutes ... This season, Oregon is 9-6 overall, 4-2 in the Pac-10 and 2-3 on the road ... The Ducks, who have won three of their last four, split a pair of home games last weekend ... Oregon defeated Arizona 72-53 on Friday and fell to Arizona State 86-72 on Sunday ... Guard Shaquala Williams leads the Ducks with 16.7 points, 4.6 assists and 3.2 boards per game.
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 tipoff 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 Oregon State game will not be televised ... The Oregon game will be televised live nationally by Fox Sports Net on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. (PT) with Barry Tompkins (play-by-play) and Mary Murphy (color) calling the action.
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 9.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists ... Averaging 13.3 points and 3.8 assists in Pac-10 play ... Appeared in all 15 games, and started eight of the last nine at point guard ... Shooting a Pac-10 leading .561 (23-of-41) from 3-point range, and is also fifth in field goal percentage (.529), seventh in free throw percentage (.818) and eighth in 3-pointers per game (1.53) ... Recorded career-high 24 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, at Arizona (12/19) ... Had a career-high 23 points in just 28 minutes vs. San Francisco (11/28), including 5-of-6 from 3-point range ... In return to her home state of New Jersey, had seven points at Rutgers (1/2).
#10 Becky Bonner (6-2, F, So.): Averaging 0.0 points and 0.8 rebounds in four appearances off the bench ... Averaging 0.0 points and 0.7 boards in three conference games ... Career averages are 1.4 points and 1.0 rebound ... Missed the first nine regular season games with a stress fracture in her right foot that was sustained in early November ... Had career-high three blocked shots at Fordham (1/5) ... Brother, Matt, starts for the University of Florida men's basketball team.
#14 Nicole Powell (6-2, F, So.): Averaging 15.8 points and 9.4 rebounds overall, and 19.3 points and 9.5 boards in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists ... One of just two players to have started all 15 games (w/Lindsey Yamasaki) ... 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 ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on both Dec. 3 and Dec. 31, and was an All-Tournament selection at the Stanford Invitational and Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Ranks first in school history and ninth in Pac-10 history in career rebounds per game (8.80) and fourth in school history in points per game (14.6 pg, needs to play five 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 ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in nine different categories: rebounds (2nd, 9.4), defensive rebounds (2nd, 6.67), assists (4th, 5.00), assist/turnover ratio (4th, 1.63), 3-point percentage (5th, .452), offensive rebounds (6th, 2.73), 3-pointers per game (6th, 1.87), scoring (7th, 15.8) and steals (T10th, 1.67) ... In 45 career games, has 13 double-doubles and three triple-doubles ... Has made two or more 3-pointers in 10 of Stanford's 15 games ... Scored in double figures in each of the first 13 games this season ... 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 ... Had triple-double of 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in season opener vs. Indiana (11/16) ... Earned Pac-10 POW honors on Dec. 31 after recording 15 points and 13 boards against UCLA (12/28) and 26 points and 10 rebounds vs. USC (12/30).
#22 Enjoli Izidor (6-0, G, Sr.): Averaging 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 15 games, including 10 starts at off-guard ... Averaging 1.8 points and 0.8 rebounds in conference play ... Career averages are 4.6 points and 2.6 boards ... Had a season-high 11 points - 4-of-6 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws - in championship game of Rainbow Wahine Classic vs. Penn State (11/25).
#24 Susan King (5-7, G, So.): Out for the remainder of the 2001-02 season with a stretched anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee ... Season-ending injury qualifies King for an NCAA medical hardship ... Suffered the injury in just her second game of the season (Dec. 19 at Arizona) ... Missed the first eight games of the year after undergoing a scope to clean out her right knee on November 8 ... Averaged 3.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two games this season, and conference averages were 2.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists ... Career averages are 9.9 points, 4.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds ... 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 16.5 points per game in 15 starts at forward ... Also averaging 5.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists ... Conference averages are 16.8 points and 5.0 rebounds, and career averages are 12.2 points (11th in school history) and 4.6 rebounds ... Has scored in double figures 12 times, and has put up 20 points or more on five occasions ... Named Tournament MVP of both the Stanford Invitational and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in scoring (16.5 pg), seventh in 3-pointers per game (1.60), 10th in field goal percentage (.481) and 19th in rebounding (5.1 pg) ... Has made two or more 3-pointers in 10 of 15 games this year ... Became the 22nd player in Stanford history to record 1,000 career points on Nov. 23 vs. Minnesota ... Now ranks 17th on the school scoring list with 1,193 points, and is 66 behind 16th place Julie Zeilstra (1,259, 1988-91) ... Also ranks sixth in Stanford history with 154 career 3-pointers, and needs one more to tie Christy Hedgpeth (155, 1990-94) for fifth ... 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 Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Poured in 22 points at Arizona State (12/21).
#32 Katie Denny (6-1, G/F, So.): Averaging 2.8 points and 0.9 rebounds in nine appearances off the bench overall, and is averaging 2.0 points and 1.0 board in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 1.5 points and 0.5 rebounds ... Shooting .800 (8-of-10) percent from the charity stripe ... Had season-high seven points, including two 3-pointers, vs. Penn State (11/25).
#33 Sebnem Kimyacioglu (5-11, G, Fr.): Averaging 5.6 points, 2.6 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 15 games ... Started the first six games at point guard, and has come off the bench in the last nine ... Ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage (.429) ... Had eight points and career-best nine assists vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Recorded career-highs of 14 points and five rebounds at Fordham (1/5).
#34 T'Nae Thiel (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 6.1 points and 5.9 rebounds overall, and 6.0 points and 7.3 rebounds in conference play ... Started the last four games at power forward, after coming off the bench in the first 11 ... Ranks 10th in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounds (3.87) and 14th in rebounding (5.9) ... Made 12 of last 17 shots from the floor (.706 percent) and 11 of her last 13 free throws (.846 percent) ... Averaging 9.3 rebounds over the last four games ... Had career-high 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting in just 19 minutes vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Had seven points and nine rebounds at Hawaii (11/24) ... Coming off impressive East Coast trip, recording double-double of 14 points and 11 boards at Rutgers (1/2) and 11 points and eight boards in just 23 minutes at Fordham (1/5).
#41 Bethany Donaphin (6-2, F/C, Sr.): Averaging 8.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots overall and 9.3 points, 5.3 boards and 2.0 blocks in Pac-10 play ... Came off the bench in the first nine contests, and has started the last six at center ... Tied for the Pac-10 lead in blocked shots with teammate Cori Enghusen, and is also fourth in field goal percentage (.531) ... Owns a career field goal percentage of .521 (328-of-629), which ranks sixth in school history ... Has 107 career blocked shots, and needs just three more to move into the top three in school history ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Stanford Invitational ... Career averages are 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds ... Had double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds vs. San Francisco (11/28).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (6-0, G/F, Sr.): Averaging 4.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 15 appearances off the bench ... Averaging 3.8 points and 0.8 boards in conference play ... Ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in career 3-point percentage at .399 (129-of-323), and eighth in Stanford history in 3-pointers made with 129 ... Ranks seventh in the conference in 3-point percentage this season at .395 ... Career averages are 6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds ...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) ... Had 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, vs. USC (12/30).
#44 Azella Perryman (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 2.9 points and 1.9 boards in 14 games off the bench ... Averaging 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Shooting .571 (16-of-28) percent from the field ... Had season-highs of eight points and five rebounds vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Posted five points and three rebounds at Fordham (1/5).
#51 Cori Enghusen (6-7, C, Sr.): Averaging 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game overall and 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in conference ... Tied for the Pac-10 lead with teammate Bethany Donaphin in blocked shots at 1.60 per game ... Her 24 blocks through 15 games is better than her full season totals as a freshman (21 in 25 games) and sophomore (19 in 29 games) ... Career averages are 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds ... 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).