No. 2 Women's Basketball To Host Washington State
Feb. 15, 2002
SENIOR SENDOFF: The Stanford Women's Basketball Senior Class of 2002 will play its final regular season home game on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. against the Washington State Cougars (2-23, 0-15) ... The Cardinal, which is in the midst of a 17-game winning streak that is the fifth longest in school history, clinched its 11th conference title in the 16-year history of Pac-10 women's basketball with an 81-65 home win over Washington (15-9, 10-5) on Thursday night ... Stanford's senior quintet of Bethany Donaphin (New York, New York/Horace Mann HS), Cori Enghusen (Bothell, WA/Inglemoor HS), Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS), Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) and Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) have now helped lead the Cardinal to back-to-back conference titles ... In their four years, Stanford has gone 83-33 (.716) overall and 54-15 (.783) in the Pac-10 ... The five-player class has also racked up a 48-10 (.828) record at Maples Pavilion ... Donaphin, Enghusen, Izidor, St. Clair and Yamasaki will be honored in a pregame ceremony prior to Saturday's contest ... Following the Washington State game, Stanford will hit the road to conclude the regular season against USC (Feb. 22) and UCLA (Feb. 24).
RANKING REPORT: Stanford is now ranked second in the nation in both polls for the second consecutive week ... Both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls jumped the Cardinal over Tennessee on Monday, Feb. 4 after the Lady Vols lost at Vanderbilt ... 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 ... Washington 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 541-154 (.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 389-103 (.791) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92) and five Final Four appearances ... She has also compiled an impressive 224-43 (.839) 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 #25 - #2/#2 Stanford 81, Washington 65 (Feb. 14 @ Maples Pavilion): Stanford locked up its second straight Pacific-10 Conference title, and 11th in 16 years, with a convincing home win over second place Washington ... Stanford, which is aiming to go 18-0 in the Pac-10 for the fourth time in school history, outscored the visitors 37-26 in the second half to wrap up its first season sweep of the Huskies since 1997-98 ... Sophomore Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) recorded the fourth triple-double of her career, and third this season, with 21 points, a career-high 12 assists and 10 rebounds ... She wrapped up the triple-double with a rebound with 5:52 remaining in the contest ... Senior Lindsey Yamasaki added 19 points, including 5-of-11 shooting from 3-point range, and senior Bethany Donaphin chipped in her third double-double of the season with 18 points and a season-high 11 rebounds ... Stanford scored the first five points of the second half, including a 3-pointer by Yamasaki to take a 49-39 lead with 18:40 remaining ... Washington could get no closer than seven points of the way, as the Cardinal used a 13-2 run midway through the period to go up 71-50 with 7:45 to play.
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' ... Dave Raymond, who doubles as a minor league baseball radio announcer for the Iowa Cubs, calls the internet broadcasts ... Stanford student station KZSU 90.1 FM will also broadcast all regular- and post-season contests with Lilla Toal and Adam Rapp calling the action ... The Washington State game will be broadcast live in the San Francisco Bay Area on KRON Channel 4 on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. with Dave Cox and Mary Murphy handling the broadcasting chores.
STANFORD VS. WASHINGTON STATE: Stanford is a perfect 32-0 against Washington State, with 27 of those victories coming by 10 points or more ... Stanford's average margin of victory in those 32 wins is 23 points (85.3-62.3) ... The Cardinal's next best record against an opponent is 6-0 vs. both Hawaii and Utah ... Earlier this season at Beasley Coliseum (Jan. 17), no Stanford starter played more than 17 minutes as the Cardinal rolled to a 104-57 victory ... Three Stanford players achieved career-highs in scoring - senior Cori Enghusen, 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 tied for the fifth best single game mark in school history, while the percentage (66.7) 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 ... Last season at Maples Pavilion (Jan. 27, 2001), Stanford prevailed 84-67 ... Seattle native Enjoli Izidor had a career-high 22 points to lead the Cardinal, which used a 20-4 run at the end of the first half and beginning of the second to take a commanding 51-31 lead with 17 minutes remaining ... Stanford is 16-0 all-time against the Cougars on The Farm.
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 8.5 points, 2.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds overall and 8.3 points, 3.2 assists and 1.9 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Started the last 17 games at point guard, and has made 19 total starts this season ... Shooting a Pac-10 leading 48.4 (30-of-62) percent from 3-point range, and is also second in free throw percentage (87.3) ... Shooting a Pac-10 leading 93.0 (40-of-43) percent from the free throw line in conference games ... Made 29 of her last 30 free throws (96.7 percent) dating back to Jan. 5 ... 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) ... Last Thursday at Oregon, was 9-of-9 from the free throw line in the last 3:56 to help the Cardinal hold on for the five-point win ... Had five points in 10 minutes at Washington State (1/17) ... Had two points, one rebound and three assists in 16 minutes vs. Washington on Thursday.
#10 Becky Bonner (6-2, F, So.): Averaging 0.5 points and 0.5 rebounds in 11 appearances off the bench ... Averaging 0.5 points and 0.5 boards in Pac-10 action ... Career averages are 1.2 points and 0.8 rebounds ... 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) ... Brother, Matt, starts for the nationally-ranked University of Florida men's basketball team ... Did not play at Washington State (1/17) because of the flu ... Played one scoreless minute on Thursday vs. Washington.
#14 Nicole Powell (6-2, G, So.): Named as one of 20 finalists for the Naismith College Women's Basketball Player of the Year Award on Tuesday ... Had triple-double of 21 points, a career-high 12 assists and 10 rebounds on Thursday night vs. Washington ... Averaging 15.6 points, a Pac-10 leading 9.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists overall, and a near triple-double of 16.4 points, 10.2 boards and 6.9 assists in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 14.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists ... Has 511 career rebounds, and though just a sophommore, already ranks 19th in Stanford history in that category and trails 17th place Evon Asforis (519, 1985-89) and Mary Bradach (519, 1981-85) by eight ... Needs just 81 more rebounds to break into Stanford's career top 10 ... Set the Stanford single game rebounding mark with 21 (old record - 20) in the Jan. 13 win over Oregon --- a record that had stood since 1977 ... Has pulled down 256 rebounds this season, which ranks eighth on the school single season list and leaves her just 54 shy of Val Whiting's record of 310 (1990-91) ... 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 ever win both of those titles (overall or in the same season) ... Four-time Pac-10 Player of the Week (Dec. 3, Dec. 31, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11) ... Earned the honor again this Monday after averaging 21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in wins at Oregon and Oregon State last weekend ... She is the first player to win four Pac-10 Player of the Week honors in the same season since California's Jennifer Bennett in 1986-87 ... 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 (14.8) ... Owns three of the nine triple-doubles in Pac-10 history, and three of the five in Stanford history ... In 56 career games, has 18 double-doubles and four triple-doubles ... In 26 games this season, has eight double-doubles and three triple-doubles ... Has pulled down 10 or more rebounds 23 times in her career, including 12 times this season ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in nine of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 9.8), defensive rebounding (1st, 7.42), assists (1st, 6.15), assist/turnover ratio (3rd, 1.88), 3-point percentage (4th, 42.1), 3-pointers per game (T4th, 1.85), field goal percentage (6th, 47.9), scoring (7th, 15.6) and free throw percentage (9th, 78.2) ... 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 ... Received Pac-10 POW honors on Monday, marking the second time she was honored this season for her performances against Oregon and Oregon State ... Had 20 points, six rebounds and six assists at Oregon (2/7) and 23 points, 11 boards and seven assists at Oregon State (2/9) ... Had four points, five rebounds and 10 assists in 16 minutes at WSU (1/17).
#22 Enjoli Izidor (6-0, G, Sr.): Averaging 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 26 games, including 10 starts at off-guard ... Has come off the bench in the last 15 games ... Shooting 54.2 (26-of-48) percent from the floor in Pac-10 play ... Averaging 3.8 points and 1.3 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) ... Scored eight points in 12 minutes off the bench at California (2/2) ... Recorded season-high 13 points and six boards at WSU (1/17) ... Had four points and three rebounds in 16 minutes vs. Washington on Thursday.
#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, and underwent surgery to repair the ligmanet on Friday, Feb. 8 ... 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.
#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (6-1, F, Sr.): Averaging team-high 16.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists ... Joins Nicole Powell as the only Stanford players to have started all 26 games ... Conference averages are 16.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists ... Career averages are 12.7 points (11th in school history) and 4.6 rebounds ... One of 10 finalists for the inaugural 2002 Senior CLASS Award, which is given to the top female senior collegiate basketball player ... 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 ... Has scored in double figures in 23 of Stanford's 26 games this season, including each of the last 12 ... Named Tournament MVP of both the Stanford Invitational and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Ranks tied for fourth in the Pac-10 in 3-pointers per game (1.85), sixth in the Pac-10 in scoring (16.7), and ninth in 3-point percentage (36.4) ... Became the 22nd player in Stanford history to record 1,000 career points on Nov. 23 vs. Minnesota ... Now ranks 13th on the school scoring list with 1,379 points, and is eight behind 12th place Christy Hedgpeth (1,387, 1990-94) and 35 behind 11th place Louise Smith (1,414, 1978-82) ... Ranks tied for fourth in Stanford history with Molly Goodenbour (1989-93) with 178 career 3-pointers, and is one behind third place Kate Starbird (179, 1993-97) ... Had season-high 27 points and career-high 13 rebounds in season opener vs. Indiana (11/16) ... Had double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds vs. Penn State (11/25) in the championship game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic ... 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 and five rebounds in 38 minutes at Oregon (2/7) ... Had 14 points, including three 3-pointers, and six assists in 17 minutes at WSU (1/17) ... Had 19 points, including 5-of-11 shooting from 3-point range, and eight rebounds in 35 minutes vs. Washington on Thursday.
#32 Katie Denny (6-1, G/F, So.): Averaging 2.3 points and 0.8 rebounds in 17 appearances off the bench overall, and is averaging 1.8 points and 0.7 boards in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 1.6 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 in 15 minutes at Washington State (1/17) ... Played one scoreless minute vs. Washington on Thursday.
#33 Sebnem Kimyacioglu (5-11, G, Fr.): Averaging 6.3 points, 2.4 assists and 2.0 rebounds overall, and 6.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in Pac-10 play ... Started the first six games at point guard, and has come off the bench in the last 20 ... Ranks second in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage (47.3) ... Has made 17 of her last 30 (56.7 percent) shots from 3-point range dating back to Jan. 19 ... Shooting a Pac-10 best 50.0 (22-of-44) 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) ... Matched personal best with 14 points, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc, at California (2/2) ... Pulled down career-high seven rebounds at Oregon (2/7) ... Had four assists in 33 scoreless minutes at WSU (1/17) ... Had eight points and two steals in 20 minutes on Thursday vs. Washington.
#34 T'Nae Thiel (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 6.6 points and 5.8 rebounds overall, and 6.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in conference play ... Started the last 15 games at either power forward or center ... Ranks 10th in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounding (3.96) and 15th in total rebounding (5.8) ... Has made 23 of her last 27 free throws (85.2 percent) dating back to Dec. 19 ... 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 eight points, including 4-of-5 shooting, in 12 minutes at WSU (1/17) ... Recorded eight points on 4-of-6 shooting and eight rebounds in 30 minutes on Thursday vs. Washington.
#41 Bethany Donaphin (6-2, C, Sr.): Averaging 8.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots overall, and 9.3 points, 4.9 boards and 1.4 blocks in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 8.2 points and 4.8 rebounds ... Started 11 consecutive games at center from Dec. 19-Jan. 24, and has started 15 overall this season, including the last four ... Ranks third in Stanford history with 120 career blocked shots, and is two behind second place Jill Yanke (122, 1985-89) ... Leads the Pac-10 in both field goal percentage (57.4, 101-of-176) and blocked shots (1.42) ...Owns a career field goal percentage of 53.3 (377-of-707), which ranks fourth in school history ... Has blocked a career-best 37 shots this season, which ranks eighth in school single season history ... Has made 32 of her last 48 shots from the field (66.7 percent) dating back to Jan. 26 ... 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, at California (2/2) ... Had 13 points and six rebounds, including 6-of-7 shooting, in 16 minutes at WSU (1/17) ... Had third double-double of the season with 18 points and season-high 11 rebounds in 33 minutes vs. Washington on Thursday.
#42 Lauren St. Clair (6-0, G/F, Sr.): Averaging 4.6 points and 1.8 rebounds overall, and 4.3 points and 1.5 boards in conference play ... Has made two starts this season ... Ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in career 3-point percentage at 39.7 (136-of-343), and eighth in Stanford history in 3-pointers made with 135 ... She needs six more treys to tie Katy Steding (141, 1986-90) for seventh on Stanford's all-time list ... Career averages are 6.5 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) ... Scored five points in 10 minutes at WSU (1/17) ... Did not play (sprained wrist) on Thursday vs. Washington, and is questionable for Saturday's game vs. WSU.
#44 Azella Perryman (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 3.3 points and 3.1 boards in 24 appearances off the bench overall, and 3.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Grabbed seven or more rebounds in three of her last five games ... Had career-highs of 10 points and 13 rebounds in 22 minutes at Washington State (1/17) ... Had one point and one rebound in five minutes vs. Washington on Thursday.
#51 Cori Enghusen (6-7, C, Sr.): Averaging 5.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots overall, and 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in conference ... Second in the Pac-10 in blocked shots per game at 1.35 ... Has 33 blocks this year to rank ninth on the school single season list ... Recorded 2.1 blocks per game in 11 non-conference contests ... Has 113 career blocked shots, which ranks fourth in school history ... Career averages are 3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds ... 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 vs. California (1/30) ... Bothell, Washington native had the best weekend of her career during Stanford's trip to her home state in January ... Scored a career-high 24 points, including 11-of-15 shooting, in 24 minutes at Washington State (1/17) and had 13 points and five boards in 11 minutes at Washington (1/19) ... Had three rebounds in five scoreless minutes vs. Washington on Thursday.