Pac-10 Leading Women's Basketball To Host Second Place Oregon
Jan. 11, 2002
STANFORD OFF TO BEST PAC-10 START IN FIVE YEARS: Fourth-ranked Stanford University is off to a perfect 5-0 start in Pacific-10 Conference play (15-1 overall), which is its best since it went 18-0 in 1996-97 ... Stanford, which has won 10 Pac-10 titles in the last 15 years, now owns an all-time Pac-10 record of 232-43 (.844) ... The Cardinal leads second place Oregon (10-6 overall, 5-2 Pac-10) by one game, and are two up in the loss column ... The Cardinal and Ducks will meet for the first time this season on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Maples Pavilion ... After Stanford, four Pac-10 teams are tied with two losses apiece ... The Cardinal has already defeated two of those teams - Arizona State (75-66) and USC (78-66) - and plays the other two - Oregon and Washington (Jan. 19 in Seattle) - in a seven-day span ... Stanford has won four of its Pac-10 games by 10 points or more, including a 91-54 home win over Oregon State (8-8, 4-3) on Thursday night, and is outscoring conference opposition by an average of 22.6 (81.2-58.6) points per contest ... A big reason for Stanford's fast start has been its defense ... Overall, Stanford is allowing just 61.8 points per game this year ... Stanford has allowed 75 points or less in all 16 games this season, and 22 straight overall dating back to Feb. 24 of last season ... The Cardinal defense is also a big reason the Cardinal is nationally ranked in eight statistical categories ... The Cardinal entered the week tied for second in the nation in won-loss percentage (93.3), 10th in scoring offense (80.7), 10th in 3-point percentage (41.7), 11th in scoring margin (18.5), 12th in 3-pointers per game (7.4), 12th in field goal percentage (47.6), 16th in field goal percentage defense (36.0) and 16th in rebound margin (9.3) ... Following Sunday's game, Stanford travels to the Pacific Northwest to take on Washington State (2-14, 0-6) and Washington (9-6, 4-2) ... The trip will be the Cardinal's first of three to the Pacific Northwest in a seven-week span.
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 is 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 531-154 (.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 379-103 (.786) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92) and five Final Four appearances ... She has also compiled an impressive 214-43 (.833) 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 #16 - #4/#4 Stanford 91, Oregon State 54 (January 10 @ Maples Pavilion): Stanford started and finished with a bang en route to the 37-point win over the Beavers, who are now an all-time 0-16 at Maples Pavilion ... The victory represented Stanford's largest margin of victory since a 47-point (101-54) home win over the University of San Francisco on Nov. 26, 1997 ... The Cardinal made 10 of its 11 shots to take a commanding 24-4 lead just 6:03 into the contest ... Oregon State cut the margin to 14 (48-34) at the half, and trailed by 15 (60-45) with 13:27 to play ... Stanford then concluded the game on a 31-9 run to win by 30 or more points for the fifth time this season ... Stanford placed all five starters in double figures for the first this season, led by 20 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists from sophomore Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) ... Freshman forward T'Nae Thiel (Weatherford, TX/Weatherford HS) added 13 points and nine rebounds, while freshman Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ/Mendham HS) chipped in 13 points and a career-best eight assists ... The Cardinal shot 55.4 (36-of-65) percent from the floor, including a 60.0 (27-of-45) percent effort from its starting five ... Oregon State shot just 28.6 (20-of-70) percent from the floor, as Stanford outshot its opponent for the 15th time in 16 games this season.
FROM THE TRAINING ROOM: Sophomore point guard Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) will miss the remainder of the 2001-02 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 her 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.
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 10-6 overall, 5-2 in the Pac-10 and 3-3 on the road ... Oregon is coming off a 65-53 win at California on Thursday night ... Guard Shaquala Williams leads the Ducks with 16.7 points, 4.7 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 regular and post season contests ... 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 10.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists ... Averaging 13.2 points, 4.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Appeared in all 16 games, and started nine of the last 10 at point guard ... Shooting a Pac-10 leading .558 (24-of-43) from 3-point range, and is also third in field goal percentage (.543), sixth in free throw percentage (.826) and tied for seventh in 3-pointers per game (1.50) ... 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 ... Recorded career-high 13 points, including 5-of-7 shooting, and career-high eight assists vs. Oregon State (1/10).
#10 Becky Bonner (6-2, F, So.): Averaging 0.0 points and 0.8 rebounds in five appearances off the bench ... Averaging 0.0 points and 0.8 boards in four conference games ... Career averages are 1.3 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 16.1 points and 9.6 rebounds overall, and 19.4 points and 10.2 boards in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 14.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists ... One of just two players to have started all 16 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 the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Ranks first in school history and ninth in Pac-10 history in career rebounds per game (8.89) and fourth in school history in points per game (14.8 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: defensive rebounding (T1st, 6.94), rebounding (2nd, 9.6), assists (3rd, 5.25), assist/turnover ratio (4th, 1.71), 3-point percentage (4th, .464), 3-pointers per game (5th, 2.00), offensive rebounding (6th, 2.69), scoring (6th, 16.1) and field goal percentage (7th, .492) ... In 46 career games, has 14 double-doubles and three triple-doubles ... Has made two or more 3-pointers in 11 of Stanford's 16 games ... Had triple-double of 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in season opener vs. Indiana (11/16) ... 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 ... 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) ... Just missed triple-double with 20 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists vs. Oregon State (1/10).
#22 Enjoli Izidor (6-0, G, Sr.): Averaging 4.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16 games, including 10 starts at off-guard ... Has come off the bench in the last five games ... 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 the right knee on Nov. 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 16.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists ... Joins Nicole Powell as the only players to have started all 16 games ... Conference averages are 15.8 points and 5.6 rebounds, and career averages are 12.2 points (11th in school history) and 4.7 rebounds ... Has scored in double figures 13 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 (16.2 pg), tied for seventh in 3-pointers per game (1.50), 10th in field goal percentage (.482) and 18th in rebounding (5.25 pg) ... Has made two or more 3-pointers in 10 of 16 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 1,205 points, and is 54 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) ... Posted 12 points and eight rebounds vs. Oregon State (1/10).
#32 Katie Denny (6-1, G/F, So.): Averaging 2.5 points and 0.9 rebounds in 10 appearances off the bench overall, and is averaging 1.3 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 5.5 points, 2.6 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 16 games ... Started the first six games at point guard, and has come off the bench in the last 10 ... Ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage (.436) ... 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 6.6 points and 6.1 rebounds overall, and 7.4 points and 7.6 rebounds in conference play ... Started the last five games at power forward, after coming off the bench in the first 11 ... Ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounds (4.19) and 11th in rebounding (6.1) ... Made 16 of her last 23 shots from the floor (.696 percent) and 15 of her last 17 free throws (.882 percent) ... Averaging 9.2 rebounds over the last five 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) ... Had near double-double of 13 points and nine boards vs. Oregon State (1/10).
#41 Bethany Donaphin (6-2, F/C, Sr.): Averaging 8.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots overall and 9.6 points, 4.8 boards and 1.8 blocks in Pac-10 play ... Came off the bench in the first nine contests, and has started the last seven at center ... Tied for the Pac-10 lead in blocked shots with teammate Cori Enghusen (1.56), and is also fifth in field goal percentage (.528) ... Owns a career field goal percentage of .521 (333-of-639), which ranks sixth in school history ... Has 108 career blocked shots, and needs just two 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) ... Had 11 points in just 18 minutes vs. Oregon State (1/10).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (6-0, G/F, Sr.): Averaging 4.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 16 appearances off the bench ... Averaging 4.6 points and 1.0 boards in conference play ... Ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in career 3-point percentage at .401 (131-of-327), and eighth in Stanford history in 3-pointers made with 131 ... Ranks seventh in the conference in 3-point percentage this season at .405 ... Career averages are 6.7 points and 2.7 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 15 games off the bench ... Averaging 2.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Shooting .586 (17-of-29) 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 5.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game overall and 2.4 points and 1.0 rebounds in conference ... Tied for the Pac-10 lead with teammate Bethany Donaphin in blocked shots at 1.56 per game ... Her 25 blocks through 16 games is better than her full season totals as a freshman (21 in 25 games) and sophomore (19 in 29 games) ... Recorded 2.1 blockes per game in 11 non-conference contests .... Has 103 career blocked shots ... 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).