Arizona Schools To Visit No. 3 Women's Basketball
Jan. 23, 2002
A PAIR OF MILESTONES AHEAD?: The Stanford women's basketball program will chase a pair of milestones this weekend when it hosts Arizona and Arizona State in Pacific-10 Conference action ... The Cardinal, which is ranked third in the nation for the first time since the conclusion of its 1996-97 Final Four season, is currently 18-1 overall and 8-0 in conference play ... With one win this weekend, Stanford can already match its full season win total from a year ago when it went 19-11, captured a share of the Pac-10 title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Stanford is also just two wins shy of the 14th 20-win season in the 28-year history of the program ... The Cardinal's 18-1 start has been achieved just three other times in the history of the program - 1987-88 (NCAA Regional Semifinals), 1989-90 (NCAA Champion) and 1996-97 (NCAA Final Four) ... Stanford will also be looking to continue to distance itself from the rest of the Pac-10 ... With 10 games to play, the Cardinal holds a two-and-a-half game advantage over Arizona State, USC and Oregon State and three-and-a-half game lead over Oregon, Washington and Arizona ... Stanford hosts the Wildcats (9-9, 5-4) on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and the Sun Devils (15-5, 6-3) on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
RANKING REPORT: Stanford is ranked third in the nation in both polls, marking its highest rankings since the conclusion of the 1996-97 season ... Stanford was ranked No. 4 last week, and jumped over Oklahoma in both polls oon Monday ... Arizona and Arizona State are not ranked.
THE VANDERVEER FILE: Stanford University 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 hrough March 31, 2007 ... In 21-plus seasons on collegiate sidelines, VanDerveer is 534-154 (.776) ... 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 382-103 (.788) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92) and five Final Four appearances ... She has also compiled an impressive 217-43 (.835) 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 Nov. 26, 2000, and became the first Pac-10 women's basketball coach to record 200 conference victories on Jan. 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 squad 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.
GAME RECAPS:Game #18 - #4/#4 Stanford 104, Washington State 57 (Jan. 17 @ Beasley Coliseum): No Stanford starter played more than 17 minutes as the Cardinal handed the Cougars their 13th consecutive defeat ... Three Stanford players achieved career-highs in scoring - senior Cori Enghusen (Bothell, WA/Inglemoor HS), sophomore Katie Denny (Pacific Grove, CA/Robert Louis Stevenson HS) and freshman Azella Perryman (Anchorage, AK/East HS) - as the Cardinal built a 53-21 halftime lead and never looked back ... Enghusen scored 24 points, including 11-of-15 shooting, in 24 minutes to nearly double her previous career-high of 14 ... Perryman had career-highs of 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Denny chipped in eight ... The Cardinal shot 61.8 (42-of-68) percent from the floor, and 66.7 (12-of-18) percent from behind the arc ... The 12 3-pointers is tied for the fifth best single game mark in school history, while the 66.7 percent ranks tied for sixth ... The Cardinal also tied its own record for assists in a Pacific-10 conference game with 35, which was originally established vs. California on Feb. 18, 1994 ... Stanford is now 33-0 all-time vs. WSU.
Game #19 - #4/#4 Stanford 75, Washington 67 (Jan. 19 @ Bank of America Arena):The Cardinal raced out to a 40-23 halftime lead, and held off a late Husky rally to snap its two-game losing streak in Seattle ... After Washington took an early 11-10 advantage, Stanford went on an 18-3 run to go up 28-14 ... The Huskies cut the lead to 42-37 with 15:04 to play, but the visitors answered with a 10-2 run to push the lead back to 13 ... Washington, however, would not go away as it trimmed a 66-50 deficit to 68-63 with 2:11 remaining ... The Cardinal's Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) then scored back-to-back buckets for a commanding nine-point lead with just 56.3 seconds to play ... Yamasaki finished with a game-high 19 points, while freshman Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Mountain View, CA/Pinewood School) tied her career-high with a 14 point effort that included three 3-pointers ... Senior Cori Enghusen, who was playing just 20 miles from her hometown of Bothell, added 13 points and five boards in 11 minutes.
NOTES FROM WASHINGTON: The Cardinal turned in dominating back-to-back first half performances against the Cougars and Huskies ... Stanford outscored UW and WSU by a combined 93-44 in the first half, and is now 17-0 when it leads at intermission ... Stanford is 10-0 away from Maples Pavilion this season - 8-0 on the road and 2-0 in neutral site contests ... The Cardinal is on pace to break two Pacific-10 Conference team single season records ... Stanford's +9.4 rebound margin is currently ahead of the +9.2 established by the 1995-96 Cardinal team ... Opponents are shooting just 35.2 (406-of-1153) percent against Stanford this season, which is over a point better than the 36.4 (654-of-1797) mark established by Oregon in 1998-99 ... Stanford has held its last eight opponents to less than 37 percent shooting from the floor.
ABOUT ARIZONA: Stanford is 32-10 all-time against the Wildcats ... The Cardinal is 17-3 against Arizona at Maples Pavilion, but the Wildcats have won two in a row ... Stanford won 22 straight in the series from Jan. 24, 1987-March 6, 1997, and since that span the Cardinal is 5-4 ... Earlier this season at the McKale Center, freshman Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ/Mendham HS) scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Cardinal to an easy 81-57 victory on Dec. 19 in the Pac-10 opener for both teams ... Suminski, who played 32 minutes after sophomore Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) went down with a season-ending ACL injury late in the first half, was 9-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-5 from 3-point range, while Lindsey Yamasaki added 18 points ... Arizona took an early 7-2 lead, but Stanford responded with 13 straight points, and 18 of the next 20, to take control ... Last year on The Farm (Jan. 6, 2001), Arizona prevailed 68-65 as it forced 21 Stanford turnovers, including 12 in the second half ... Stanford was also 0-of-3 from the foul line, marking the first time in program history (762 games) that the Cardinal was held scoreless from the charity stripe ... Nicole Powell led the Cardinal with 15 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in 40 minutes.
ABOUT ARIZONA STATE: Stanford is 32-8 against Arizona State, and has won 18 of the last 19 dating back to Feb. 7, 1993 ... More impressively, 14 of those 18 wins have come by 15 points or more ... The Cardinal has won 19 of the 20 meetings on The Farm, including 17 straight dating back to Jan. 21, 1985 ... In the first meeting between the teams this season (Dec. 21), Stanford erased an early 12-point deficit (31-19) to post a 75-66 come-from-behind victory at Wells Fargo Arena ... Stanford, which outscored ASU 56-34 over the final 26 minutes, received 25 points and nine rebounds from Phoenix native Nicole Powell ... The Cardinal put the game away with a 10-2 second half run that gave it a 62-49 advantage with 7:58 remaining ... Stanford shot 58.1 (25-of-43) percent from the field, compared to 43.8 (21-of-48) for the Sun Devils ... Last season at Maples Pavilion (Jan. 4, 2001), Stanford shot 59.6 (34-of-57) percent from the floor and 66.7 (10-of-15) from beyond the arc to cruise to a 92-64 win ... Sarah Dimson and Lindsey Yamasaki paced the Cardinal with 21 points apiece ... In the second meeting last year (March 10, 2001), Stanford secured a share of the Pac-10 title with ASU and Washington after a 51-49 victory over the Sun Devils in Tempe.
FROM THE TRAINING ROOM: Sophomore point guard Susan King 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 her 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 Becky Bonner (Concord, NH/Concord HS) has missed the last two games with the flu and is questionable for Thursday's game ... 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 tipoff with the 'Tara VanDerveer Show' ... Stanford student station KZSU 90.1 FM will also broadcast all regular and post season contests ... The Arizona game will not be televised ... The Arizona State game will be broadcast live nationally by the Fox Sports Network on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Jim Watson and Mary Murphy handling the broadcasting chores.
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 9.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists ... Averaging 10.4 points, 3.8 assists and 2.4 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Appeared in all 19 games, and has started 12 of the last 13 at point guard ... Shooting a Pac-10 leading 52.9 (27-of-51) percent from 3-point range, and is also fourth in free throw percentage (84.0) ... Recorded a career-high 24 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, at Arizona (12/19) ... Had 23 points in just 28 minutes vs. San Francisco (11/28), including 5-of-6 from 3-point range ... Posted career-high eight assists vs. Oregon State (1/10).
#10 Becky Bonner (6-2, F, So.): Averaging 0.5 points and 0.7 rebounds in six appearances off the bench ... Averaging 0.6 points and 0.6 boards in Pac-10 action ... Career averages are 1.4 points and 0.9 rebounds ... Missed the first nine regular season games with a stress fracture in her right foot, and has missed the last two with the flu ... Scored first points of the season on a 3-pointer vs. Oregon (1/13) ... Brother, Matt, starts for the nationally-ranked University of Florida men's basketball team.
#14 Nicole Powell (6-2, F, So.): Averaging 15.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists overall, and 16.5 points, 11.1 boards and 6.3 assists in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 14.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists ... Set Stanford single game rebounding mark with 21 (old record: 20) in the Jan. 13 win over Oregon --- a record which had stood since 1977 ... Has 447 career rebounds, and though just a sophomore, needs just 50 more to break into Stanford's all-time top 20 ... The 2000-01 Pac-10 rebounding champion has grabbed 12 or more rebounds in three of the last four games ... One of just two players to have started all 19 games (with Lindsey Yamasaki) ... One of 30 preseason candidates for Naismith College Women's Basketball Player of the Year honors ... Three-time Pac-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 3, Dec. 31 and Jan. 14 ... All-Tournament selection at both the Stanford Invitational and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Ranks first in school history and eighth in Pac-10 history in career rebounds per game (9.1) and fourth in school history in points per game (14.6) ... Owns three of the nine triple-doubles in Pac-10 history, and three of the five in Stanford history ... In 49 career games, has 16 double-doubles and three triple-doubles ... In 19 games this season, has six double-doubles and two triple-doubles ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in 10 of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 10.1), defensive rebounding (1st, 7.37), assists (2nd, 5.63), assist/turnover ratio (3rd, 1.95), 3-point percentage (5th, .423), offensive rebounding (5th, 2.74), 3-pointers per game (6th, 1.74), scoring (7th, 15.4), field goal percentage (7th, 47.8) and free throw percentage (10th, 77.4) ... Had triple-double of 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in season opener vs. Indiana (11/16) ... Against Santa Clara (12/2), had triple-double of 29 points (tied career-high), 15 rebounds and 10 assists in only 28 minutes ... 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) ... Received Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on Jan. 14 after averaging 21.5 points, 17.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists in the home wins over the Oregon schools ... Had 20 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists vs. Oregon State and 23 points, 21 rebounds and seven assists vs. Oregon.
#22 Enjoli Izidor (6-0, G, Sr.): Averaging 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 19 games, including 10 starts at off-guard ... Has come off the bench in the last eight games ... Averaging 3.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in conference play ... Career averages are 4.6 points and 2.6 boards ... Had 11 points in final of Rainbow Wahine Classic vs. Penn State (11/25) ... Recorded season-high 13 points and six boards at WSU (1/17).
#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 her 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 in just nine games last year after tearing her right ACL in late December.
#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (6-1, F, Sr.): Averaging team-high 16.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists ... Joins Nicole Powell as the only Stanford players to have started all 19 games ... Conference averages are 15.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists, and career averages are 12.3 points (12th in school history) and 4.6 rebounds ... Has scored in double figures in 16 of Stanford's 19 games this season, including each of the last five ... Named Tournament MVP of both the Stanford Invitational and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in scoring (16.0), fifth in field goal percentage (48.1) and eighth in 3-pointers per game (1.63) ... 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 1,250 points, and is nine behind 16th place Julie Zeilstra (1,259, 1988-91) and 29 behind 15th place Vanessa Nygaard (1,279, 1993-98) ... Also ranks fifth in Stanford history with 161 career 3-pointers ... 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) ... Recorded 14 points and six assists in 17 minutes at Washington State (1/17).
#32 Katie Denny (6-1, G/F, So.): Averaging 2.8 points and 0.8 rebounds in 12 appearances off the bench overall, and is averaging 2.4 points and 0.8 boards in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 1.6 points and 0.5 rebounds ... Had seven points, including two 3-pointers, vs. Penn State (11/25) ... Had career-high eight points and three assists at WSU (1/17).
#33 Sebnem Kimyacioglu (5-11, G, Fr.): Averaging 5.6 points, 2.7 assists and 2.1 rebounds ... Started the first six games at point guard, and has come off the bench in the last 13 ... Ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage (42.9) ... Had career-best nine assists vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Recorded career-highs of 14 points and five rebounds at Fordham (1/5) ... Tied career-highs with 14 points, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, and five boards at Washington (1/19).
#34 T'Nae Thiel (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 7.1 points and 5.9 rebounds overall, and 8.4 points and 6.6 rebounds in conference play ... Started the last eight games at power forward after coming off the bench in the first 11 ... Ranks tied for 10th in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounding (4.0) and 14th in total rebounding (5.9) ... Made 35 of her last 54 shots from the floor (64.8 percent) and 19 of her last 23 free throws (82.6 percent) ... Had 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting in just 19 minutes vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Had 14 points and career-high 11 boards at Rutgers (1/2) ... Recorded career-high 19 points, including 14 in the first half, and eight rebounds vs. Oregon (1/13).
#41 Bethany Donaphin (6-2, F/C, Sr.): Averaging 8.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots overall, and 8.6 points, 4.5 boards and 1.4 blocks in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds ...Started the last 10 games at center, after coming off the bench in the first nine ... Pac-10 leader in field goal percentage (54.9) and ranks second in blocked shots (1.42) ...Owns a career field goal percentage of 52.5 (343-of-653), which ranks sixth in school history ... Has 110 career blocked shots, which is tied for third in school history with Carolyn Moos (1997-2001) ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Stanford Invitational ... Had double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Had 13 points and six rebounds at Washington State (1/17).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (6-0, G/F, Sr.): Averaging 5.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 19 appearances off the bench ... Averaging 5.9 points and 1.5 boards in conference play ... Ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in career 3-point percentage at 40.2 (135-of-336), and eighth in Stanford history in 3-pointers made with 135 ... Ranks sixth in the conference in 3-point percentage this season at 41.2 ... Career averages are 6.8 points and 2.7 rebounds ... Scored all 12 of her points in the final 11 minutes to lead Cardinal to win at Hawaii (11/24) ... Posted season-high 17 points, including three 3-pointers, and six rebounds vs. Oregon (1/13).
#44 Azella Perryman (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 3.1 points and 2.6 boards in 17 games off the bench ... Averaging 3.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Shooting 92.9 (13-of-14) percent from the foul line ... Had career-highs of 10 points and 13 rebounds at Washington State (1/17).
#51 Cori Enghusen (6-7, C, Sr.): Averaging 6.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game overall, and 6.4 points and 0.8 rebounds in conference ... Leads the Pac-10 in blocked shots per game at 1.47 ... Her 28 blocks through 19 games is better than her full season totals as a freshman (21 in 25 games) and sophomore (19 in 29 games) ... Recorded 2.1 blocks per game in 11 non-conference contests .... Has 106 career blocked shots ... Career averages are 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds ... Coming off the best weekend of her collegiate career ... Scored a career-high 24 points, including 11-of-15 shooting, at WSU (1/17) and had 13 points and five boards in 11 minutes at Washington (1/19) ... Big weekend raised conference scoring average from 2.3 to 6.4 ... Had 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in just 20 minutes vs. Santa Clara (12/2) ... Recorded 12 points and five blocked shots vs. Penn State (11/25).