No. 3 Women's Basketball Looks For Season Sweep Of California
Feb. 1, 2002
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING: Third-ranked Stanford University has matched its best start in school history with a 21-1 record (11-0 in the Pac-10) ... The fast start is also reflected on the stat sheet, as Stanford is ranked among the top 12 in the nation in eight different categories ... Entering the week, the Cardinal ranked second in the country in win-loss percentage (95.2), fourth in scoring margin (19.6), fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (41.3), seventh in scoring offense (81.4), seventh in field goal percentage (48.6), 10th in field goal percentage defense (35.0), 12th in rebound margin (+8.6) and 12th in 3-point field goals per game (7.4) ... Stanford leads the Pac-10 in 12 of a possible 19 statistical categories, and in conference games only, is first in 14 of the 19 ... The Cardinal is also on pace to shatter the conference record for field goal percentage defense ... The current record of 36.4 (654-of-1797) percent was set Oregon in 1998-99, and the Cardinal currently stands at 34.9 (464-of-1328) percent ... The Cardinal, which closes the regular season with five of its last seven games on the road, begins a three-game road swing on Saturday afternoon when it visits the University of California (6-14, 1-10) in the 50th all-time meeting between the schools ... The meeting will be the second in four days between the arch-rivals as Stanford walked away with a 79-52 victory on Wednesday night at Maples Pavilion ... The Cardinal will be shooting for its eighth season sweep of the Golden Bears in the last nine years ... Stanford, which leads the Pac-10 by four games with seven games remaining, faces its most challenging road stretch of the year next weekend when it faces Oregon (12-9, 7-5) - a place it has not won at since 1998 - and Oregon State (12-10, 8-4).
RANKING REPORT: Stanford is ranked third in the nation in both polls for the second consecutive week, marking its highest rankings since the conclusion of the 1996-97 season ... The Cardinal began the season ninth in the AP Poll and 10th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll ... California is 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 Sept. 10 that will keep her on The Farm through March 31, 2007 ... In 22-plus seasons on collegiate sidelines, VanDerveer is 537-154 (.777) ... 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 385-103 (.789) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92) and five Final Four appearances ... She has also compiled an impressive 220-43 (.837) 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 #22 - #3/#3 Stanford 79, California 52 (Jan. 30 @ Maples Pavilion): Stanford placed five players in double figures as it rolled to its 13th straight victory ... The winning streak is the Cardinal's longest since it won 15 straight from Jan. 16, March 7, 1998 ... Cal took a 10-8 lead 6:15 into the contest, but Stanford answered with a 13-1 run to take a 21-11 lead ... Cal could get no closer than eight points the rest of the way ... The hosts led 37-23 at halftime and led by as many 31 points (79-48 @ 1:39) en route to the easy victory ... Senior center Cori Enghusen (Bothell, WA/Inglemoor HS) led the Cardinal with a game-high 15 points, including 7-of-11 shooting, and eight rebounds in only 18 minutes of action ... Sophomore Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) added 12 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, while Bethany Donaphin (New York, NY/Horace Mann HS), Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ/Mendham HS) and Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, Oregon City HS) all chipped in 11 points apiece ... The Cardinal also dominated the battle of the boards 51-32, including a 20-8 advantage on the offensive end ... Stanford held California to just 33.9 (19-of-56) percent shooting from the floor, marking the 11th straight game the Cardinal has held its opposition under 40 percent.
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 her for an NCAA medical hardship ... King suffered the injury on Wednesday, Dec. 19 against Arizona ... The game was 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.
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' ... Stanford student station KZSU 90.1 FM will also broadcast all regular and post season contests ... Wednesday's game will be televised in the Palo Alto area on a tape-delayed basis by Silicon Valley Community Communications (AT&T Cable Channel 6) with Craig Wentz and Kurt Edwards calling the action ... The game will air on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ... Saturday's game will be broadcast live (3:00 p.m.) in the San Francisco Bay Area on KRON Channel 4 with Dave Cox and Mary Murphy calling the action.
STANFORD VS. CALIFORNIA: Stanford leads the all-time series with California 34-15 ... The Cardinal is 19-5 against the Golden Bears at Maples Pavilion, and 15-10 in Berkeley ... Stanford has won eight straight at California, and has not lost in Berkeley since Feb. 12, 1993 (64-59) ... The Cardinal has won 16 of the last 17 meetings, including 15 by 10 points or more and 12 by 20 points or more ... Last season (Feb. 16, 2001), California snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Cardinal with a stunning 82-73 victory at Maples Pavilion ... After three second half ties, California took the lead for good at 65-63 on a lay-up by Kenya Corley with 6:42 remaining ... Lindsey Yamasaki had team-highs of 21 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinal ... Last year in Berkeley (Jan. 20), the Cardinal scored nine of the game's finall 11 points to post a 63-56 victory ... The Cardinal snapped a seven-game road losing streak with the win, and since that time, is 14-2 on the road ... Stanford received 19 points and 12 rebounds from Nicole Powell, as the visitors out-rebounded the Golden Bears by a 49-34 margin.
PLAYERS AT A GLANCE:#00 Chelsea Trotter (6-3, F/C, So.): Redshirting 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 9.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists overall and 9.5 points, 3.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Appeared in all 22 games, and started 15 of the last 16 at point guard ... Shooting a Pac-10 leading 51.8 (29-of-56) percent from 3-point range, and is also third in free throw percentage (85.0) ... Made 18 of her last 19 free throws (94.7 percent) dating back to Jan. 5 ... 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) ... Had 11 points, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc, and four rebounds in 23 minutes of Wednesday's game vs. California.
#10 Becky Bonner (6-2, F, So.): Averaging 0.4 points and 0.6 rebounds in eight appearances off the bench ... Also averaging 0.4 points and 0.6 boards in Pac-10 action ... Career averages are 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds ... Missed the first nine regular season games with a stress fracture in her right foot ... 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 ... Played four scoreless minutes vs. California on Wednesday.
#14 Nicole Powell (6-2, F, So.): Averaging 14.8 points, a Pac-10 leading 10.0 rebounds and 5.8 assists overall, and 15.1 points, 10.6 boards and 6.5 assists in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 14.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 5.2 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 475 career rebounds, and though just a sophomore, needs only 22 more to break into Stanford's all-time top 20 ... Currently leads the Pac-10 in both rebounding and assists, and is bidding to become the first player in Pac-10 men's or women's basketball history to win both of those titles (overall or in the same season) ... The 2000-01 Pac-10 rebounding champion has grabbed 12 or more rebounds in four of the last seven games ... One of just two players to have started all 22 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 (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 career points per game (14.4) ... Owns three of the nine triple-doubles in Pac-10 history, and three of the five in Stanford history ... In 52 career games, has 17 double-doubles and three triple-doubles ... In 22 games this season, has seven double-doubles and two triple-doubles ... Has pulled down10 or more rebounds 21 times in her career, including 10 times this season ... Has made 21 of her last 24 free throws (87.5 percent) dating back to Jan. 10 ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in 10 of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 10.0), defensive rebounding (1st, 7.41), assists (T1st, 5.82), assist/turnover ratio (3rd, 1.88), 3-point percentage (4th, 41.8), scoring (7th, 14.8), 3-pointers per game (7th, 1.73), field goal percentage (9th, 47.6), free throw percentage (9th, 77.3) and offensive rebounds (9th, 2.59) ... 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 home wins over the Oregon schools ... Had 20 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists vs. Oregon State (1/10) and 23 points, 21 rebounds and seven assists vs. Oregon (1/13) ... Had double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds, as well as five assists, on Wednesday vs. California.
#22 Enjoli Izidor (6-0, G, Sr.): Averaging 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 22 games, including 10 starts at off-guard ... Has come off the bench in the last 11 games ... Shooting 52.8 (19-of-36) percent in Pac-10 play ... Averaging 3.8 points and 1.2 rebounds in conference play ... Career averages are 4.6 points and 2.5 boards ... Had 11 points in the final of the Rainbow Wahine Classic vs. Penn State (11/25) ... Recorded season-high 13 points and six boards at WSU (1/17) ... Had 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in 16 minutes vs. Arizona (1/24) ... Had two points, two rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes of Wednesday's win over California.
#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 16.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists ... Earned second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, and first of the season, after averaging 24.5 points in last weekend's home wins over Arizona and Arizona State ... Joins Nicole Powell as the only Stanford players to have started all 22 games ... Conference averages are 16.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists ... Career averages are 12.5 points (11th in school history) and 4.6 rebounds ... Has scored in double figures in 19 of Stanford's 22 games this season, including each of the last eight ... Named Tournament MVP of both the Stanford Invitational and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in scoring (16.5), seventh in field goal percentage (48.2) and eighth in 3-pointers per game (1.68) ... Became the 22nd player in Stanford history to record 1,000 career points on Nov. 23 vs. Minnesota ... Now ranks 14th on the school scoring list with 1,310 points, and is 50 behind 13th place Meg Metzger (1,360, 1979-83) ... Also ranks fifth in Stanford history with 167 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 the championship game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Scored game-high 22 points, including 7-of-7 from the foul line, in 33 minutes vs. Arizona (1/24) ... Scored 27 points, including 23 in the first half alone, on Saturday vs. Arizona State ... In fact, with 11 minutes remaining in the contest Yamasaki was out-scoring the entire ASU squad 27-26 ... Had 11 points, three rebounds and three assists in 21 minutes of action on Wednesday vs. California.
#32 Katie Denny (6-1, G/F, So.): Averaging 2.4 points and 0.8 rebounds in 14 appearances off the bench overall, and is averaging 1.7 points and 0.7 boards in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 1.5 points and 0.5 rebounds ... Had seven points, including two 3-pointers, in the championship game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic vs. Penn State (11/25) ... Had career-high eight points and three assists at Washington State (1/17) ... Had a rebound and an assist in seven minutes vs. California on Wednesday.
#33 Sebnem Kimyacioglu (5-11, G, Fr.): Averaging 6.0 points, 2.7 assists and 2.0 rebounds overall, and 5.5 points, 2.2 assists and 1.9 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Started the first six games at point guard, and has come off the bench in the last 16 ... Ranks second in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage (49.1) ... Has made 10 of her last 13 (76.9 percent) shots from 3-point range dating back to Jan. 19 ... Shooting 55.6 (15-of-27) percent from beyond the arc in conference play ... 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) ... Had eight points, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range, in 22 minutes on Wednesday night vs. California.
#34 T'Nae Thiel (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 6.5 points and 5.9 rebounds overall, and 6.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in conference play ... Came off the bench in the first 11 games, but has started each of the last 11 ... Ranks 14th in the Pac-10 in rebounding (5.9) ... Has made 39 of her last 68 shots from the floor (57.3 percent) and 21 of her last 25 free throws (84.0 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) ... Pulled down 10 rebounds on Saturday vs. Arizona State (1/26) ... Had four points and two rebounds in 18 minutes of Wednesday's game vs. California.
#41 Bethany Donaphin (6-2, F/C, Sr.): Averaging 7.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots overall, and 8.0 points, 3.9 boards and 1.4 blocks in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 8.1 points and 4.7 rebounds ... Started 11 consecutive games at center from Dec. 19-Jan. 24 ... Ranks third in Stanford history with 114 career blocked shots ... Leads the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (55.5) and is second in blocked shots (1.41) ...Owns a career field goal percentage of 52.7 (352-of-668), which ranks fifth in school history ... 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) ... Had 11 points, including 5-of-6 shooting, and five boards in 15 minutes of Wednesday's win over California.
#42 Lauren St. Clair (6-0, G/F, Sr.): Averaging 5.0 points and 1.9 rebounds overall, and 4.9 points and 1.6 boards in conference play ... Made her first start of the season vs. Arizona State (1/26) ... Ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in career 3-point percentage at 39.9 (135-of-338), and eighth in Stanford history in 3-pointers made with 135 ... Ranks sixth in the conference in 3-point percentage this season at 39.6 ... Career averages are 6.7 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) ... On Wednesday night vs. California, had two points, three rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes.
#44 Azella Perryman (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 3.3 points and 3.0 boards in 20 appearances off the bench overall ... Averaging 3.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Averaging 7.3 rebounds in her last four contests ... Shooting 88.9 (16-of-18) percent from the foul line overall, and 92.9 (13-of-14) percent in Pac-10 games ... Had career-highs of 10 points and 13 rebounds at Washington State (1/17) ... Had three points and eight boards in 16 minutes of Wednesday night's game vs. California.
#51 Cori Enghusen (6-7, C, Sr.): Averaging 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game overall, and 6.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in conference ... Leads the Pac-10 in blocked shots per game at 1.50 ... Her 33 blocks through 22 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 111 career blocked shots, which ranks fourth in school history ... Career averages are 3.9 points and 2.2 rebounds ... Scored a career-high 24 points, including 11-of-15 shooting, at Washington State (1/17) and had 13 points and five boards in 11 minutes at Washington (1/19) ... The weekend in Washington raised her conference scoring average from 2.3 to 6.4 ... Had 11 points and career-high 10 rebounds in just 20 minutes vs. Santa Clara (12/2) ... Recorded five blocked shots vs. Penn State (11/25) ... Had 15 points, including 7-of-11 shooting, and eight rebounds in 18 minutes on Wednesday night vs. California.