Women's Basketball Looks To Clinch Share Of Pac-10 Title In Corvallis
Feb. 8, 2002
| Oregon State Info:
Record: 13-11 (9-5)
Saturday, Feb. 9
2:00 pm PT
| Stanford Info:
Mascot: Cardinal (No. 2)
Record: 23-1 (13-0)
Stanford 77, Oregon 72
Feb. 7- at Oregon
STANFORD LOOKS TO CLINCH SHARE OF PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP IN CORVALLIS: The second-ranked Stanford University women's basketball team (23-1 overall, 13-0 Pac-10) can clinch at least a share of its 11th Pacific-10 Conference title in the last 16 years, and second in a row, when it visits Oregon State University (13-11, 9-5) on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Gill Coliseum ... With five games to play, the Cardinal leads Arizona State (19-6, 10-4) by three-and-a-half games and Washington (14-8, 9-4) by four games ... Stanford, which has won 16 straight Pac-10 games overall, shared the conference title with the Huskies and Sun Devils last year ... The Cardinal has already won more Pac-10 games than it did all of last season (12), and is shooting for the third undefeated conference season in school history (1995-96 & 1996-97) ... Overall, Stanford has won 15 consecutive games dating all the way back to Dec. 19 ... The 15-game winning streak is tied for the fifth longest in the 28-year history of the program ... Stanford, which is 31-5 (.861) overall and 24-3 (.889) in the Pac-10 since it lost at Oregon and Oregon State last January, is also shooting for its sixth win in Corvallis in the last seven years ... Following Saturday's tilt, Stanford returns to the Bay Area to concludes its regular season home schedule against Washington (Feb. 14) and Washington State (Feb. 16).
RANKING REPORT: Stanford is now ranked second in the nation in both polls, as both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls jumped the Cardinal over Tennessee on Monday ... The No. 2 ranking is Stanford's highest since it was No. 1 for the first six weeks of the 1996-97 season ... The Cardinal finished the 1996-97 campaign 34-2 and advanced to the NCAA Final Four before falling in the semifinals ... The Cardinal began this season ninth in the AP Poll and 10th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll ... Oregon State 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 539-154 (.778) ... 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 387-103 (.790) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92) and five Final Four appearances ... She has also compiled an impressive 222-43 (.838) 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 Tourney appearances, and racked up a career post-season record of 34-12 (.739) ... She has also compiled an 88-8 (.917) international mark with four gold medals and one bronze in seven assignments.
Game #24 - #2/#2 Stanford 77, Oregon 72 (Feb. 7 @ McArthur Court): Stanford picked up its first win at McArthur Court since March 5, 1998 by coming from behind to knock off the Ducks ... The Cardinal led by as many as 10 points early (30-20), and took a 38-31 lead at the half ... Oregon, however, started the second half on a 21-6 run to take a 52-46 advantage with 12:43 remaining ... Stanford stayed close, and came back with a 14-6 run of its own to take the lead for good at 60-58 on a lay-up by Oregon City, Oregon native Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City HS) with 4:45 to play ... The lay-up was the Cardinal's last field goal of the contest, but the visitors went 17-of-20 from the foul line down the stretch to put the game away ... Freshman Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ/Mendham HS) was 9-of-9 from the charity stripe in the final four minutes as the Ducks could get no closer than four points down the stretch ... Yamasaki led the Cardinal with a game-high 24 points, five rebounds and three assists, while sophomore Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) contributed 20 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals ... Senior Bethany Donaphin (New York, NY/Horace Mann HS) added 10 points and five boards, while freshman Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Mountain View, CA/Pinewood School) pitched in eight points and a career-best seven rebounds ... Junior guard Shaquala Williams led the Ducks with 22 points.
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 ... The Oregon State game will not be televised.
STANFORD VS. OREGON STATE: Stanford has won 26 of the 32 meetings between the schools, and is 10-6 against the Beavers in Corvallis ... The Cardinal has won 13 of the last 14 meetings overall, and 18 of the last 20 ... On Jan. 10 of this season at Maples Pavilion, the Cardinal tied its second largest margin of victory against the Beavers with a 91-54 win ... The Cardinal made 10 of its first 11 shots to take a commanding 24-4 lead just 6:03 into the contest ... Stanford then concluded the game on a 31-9 run to win going away ... Stanford placed all five starters in double figures for the only time this season, led by 20 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists from sophomore Nicole Powell ... 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 ... Last season in Corvallis (Jan. 11, 2001), the Beavers snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Cardinal with an 81-65 victory at Gill Coliseum ... 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 game ... The Cardinal, which tied the school record for turnovers in a game with 30, was led by Lauren St. Clair's (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) 21 points and 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range.
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 8.8 points, 2.7 assists and 2.2 rebounds overall and 8.8 points, 3.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Started 17 of the last 18 games at point guard ... Entered the week 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) ... Also entered the week shooting a Pac-10 leading 90.6 (29-of-32) percent from the free throw line in conference games ... Made 27 of her last 28 free throws (96.4 percent) dating back to Jan. 5 ... On pace to break the Pac-10's single season 3-point percentage record of 49.5 set by Stanford great Jennifer Azzi (53-of-107, 1988-89) ... Shot 56.3 (18-of-32) percent from 3-point range in non-conference games ... 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) ... Scored nine points on 9-of-9 from the free throw line --- all in the final four minutes --- in 17 minutes of action on Thursday at Oregon (2/7).
#10 Becky Bonner (6-2, F, So.): Averaging 0.3 points and 0.7 rebounds in nine total appearances off the bench ... Averaging 0.4 points and 0.6 boards in Pac-10 action ... Missed the first nine regular season games with a stress fracture in her right foot ... Had career-high three blocked shots at Fordham (1/5) ... Scored only 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 ... Did not play (coach's decision) on Thursday at Oregon (2/7).
#14 Nicole Powell (6-2, G, So.): Averaging 15.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists overall, and 15.5 points, 10.2 boards and 6.5 assists in Pac-10 play ... 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 490 career rebounds, and though just a sophomore, needs only seven more to break into Stanford's all-time top 20 ... Has pulled down 235 rebounds this season, which ranks 13th in school history, and leaves her just 75 shy of Val Whiting's record of 310 (1990-91) ... Bidding to become the first player in Pac-10 men's or women's basketball history to ever win both of those titles (overall or in the same season) ... 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 ... Entered the week 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 54 career games, has 17 double-doubles and three triple-doubles ... In 23 games this season, has seven double-doubles and two triple-doubles ... Has pulled down 10 or more rebounds 21 times in her career, including 10 times this season ... Has made 31 of her last 37 free throws (83.8 percent) dating back to Jan. 10 ... Entered the week among the Pac-10 leaders in nine of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 10.0), defensive rebounding (1st, 7.43), assists (1st, 5.87), assist/turnover ratio (3rd, 1.88), 3-point percentage (4th, 43.3), 3-pointers per game (5th, 1.83), scoring (7th, 14.9), field goal percentage (8th, 47.7) and free throw percentage (9th, 77.8) ... 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 on Wednesday vs. California, and 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists on Saturday at California ... Had 20 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals in 38 minutes at Oregon (2/7).
#22 Enjoli Izidor (6-0, G, Sr.): Averaging 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 24 games, including 10 starts at off-guard ... Has come off the bench in the last 13 games ... Shooting 52.3 (23-of-44) percent in Pac-10 play ... Averaging 3.8 points and 1.2 rebounds in conference play ... 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) ... Scored eight points in 12 minutes off the bench at California (2/2) ...Grabbed two rebounds in 12 scoreless minutes at Oregon (2/7).
#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 16.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists ... Earned second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, and first of the season, on Jan. 28 after averaging 24.5 points in home wins over Arizona and Arizona State ... Joins Nicole Powell as the only Stanford players to have started all 24 games ... Conference averages are 16.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists ... Has scored in double figures in 21 of Stanford's 24 games this season, including each of the last 10 ... Named Tournament MVP of both the Stanford Invitational and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Entered the week sixth in the Pac-10 in scoring (16.3), seventh in field goal percentage (48.1) and eighth in 3-pointers per game (1.61) ... 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 1,346 points, and is 14 behind 13th place Meg Metzger (1,360, 1979-83) ... Also ranks fifth in Stanford history with 169 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 Arizona State squad 27-26 ... Had 24 points, five rebounds and three assists in 38 minutes vs. Oregon (2/7).
#32 Katie Denny (6-1, G/F, So.): Averaging 2.4 points and 0.8 rebounds in 15 appearances off the bench overall, and is averaging 1.9 points and 0.8 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) ... Did not play (coach's decision) at Oregon (2/7).
#33 Sebnem Kimyacioglu (5-11, G, Fr.): Averaging 6.4 points, 2.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds overall, and 6.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists in Pac-10 play ... Started the first six games at point guard, and has come off the bench in the last 18 ... Entered the week second in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage (50.8) and 10th in 3-pointers per game (1.39) ... Has made 14 of her last 19 (65.2 percent) shots from 3-point range dating back to Jan. 19 ... Entered the week shooting a Pac-10 best 57.6 (19-of-33) percent from beyond the arc in conference play ... Had career-best nine assists vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Recorded career-high 14 points at Fordham (1/5) ... Tied career-high with 14 points, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, and five boards at Washington (1/19) ... Matched personal best with 14 points, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc, at California (2/2) ... Had eight points and career-best seven rebounds in 32 minutes at Oregon (2/7).
#34 T'Nae Thiel (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 6.4 points and 5.9 rebounds overall, and 6.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in conference play ... Started the last 13 games at either power forward or center ... Entered the week tied for ninth in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounding (4.00) and 13th in total rebounding (5.9) ... Has made 23 of her last 27 free throws (85.2 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 vs. Arizona State (1/26) ... Had six points and five boards in 24 minutes at Oregon (2/7).
#41 Bethany Donaphin (6-2, C, Sr.): Averaging 8.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots overall, and 8.5 points, 4.5 boards and 1.5 blocks in Pac-10 play ... Started 11 consecutive games at center from Dec. 19-Jan. 24, and 13 overall ... Ranks third in Stanford history with 118 career blocked shots, and is five behind second place Jill Yanke (122, 1985-89) ... Entered the week as the Pac-10 leader in both field goal percentage (55.8) and blocked shots (1.48) ...Owns a career field goal percentage of 52.8 (363-of-687), 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) ... Posted double-double of 12 points and 10 boards, along with three blocked shots, on Saturday at California (2/2) .. Had 10 points, including 5-of-9 shooting, and nine boards in 25 minutes at Oregon (2/7).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (6-0, G/F, Sr.): Averaging 4.6 points and 1.8 rebounds overall, and 4.3 points and 1.6 boards in conference play ... Made her first start of the season vs. Arizona State (1/26), and has started twice this season overall ... Entered the week ninth in the Pac-10 in career 3-point percentage at 39.7 (135-of-340), and eighth in Stanford history in 3-pointers made with 135 ... 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) ... Had a rebound and an assist in six scoreless minutes at Oregon (2/7).
#44 Azella Perryman (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 3.1 points and 3.0 boards in 22 appearances off the bench ... Averaging 3.2 points and 4.0 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Shooting 85.0 (17-of-20) percent from the foul line overall, and 87.5 (14-of-16) percent in Pac-10 games ... Had career-highs of 10 points and 13 rebounds at Washington State (1/17) ... Had eight rebounds on Wednesday vs. California (1/30) and pulled down seven boards on Saturday at California (2/2) ... Played three scoreless minutes at Oregon (2/7).
#51 Cori Enghusen (6-7, C, Sr.): Averaging 6.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots per game overall, and 5.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in conference ... Entered the week second in the Pac-10 in blocked shots per game at 1.43 ... Her 34 blocks through 24 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 ... Ranks fourth in school history with 112 career blocked shots ... 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 points 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 (1/30) ... Had a blocked shot in seven scoreless minutes at Oregon (2/7).