Stanford Concludes Italian Tour With 4-1 Record

Sept. 25, 2003

CASTIGLIONE DELLO STIVIERE, Italy - Junior Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Mountain View, CA) scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Stanford women's basketball team to an 87-68 win over Division 2A professional club Basket Montigarda on Sunday night.

Kimyacioglu, who averaged 18.6 points per game on the Italian tour, was 7-of-10 from behind the arc in the final game of the trip. She also had five rebounds, three steals and three assists.

Junior Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ) had 19 points, including 6-of-8 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Senior Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ) narrowly missed a triple-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, while senior Katie Denny (Pacific Grove, CA) chipped in eight points and 10 rebounds.

With the win, the Cardinal concludes its five-game exhibition tour of Italy with a 4-1 record. Stanford recorded its four victories by an average of 27.3 points per contest.

The Cardinal will return home on Monday, and opens pre-season practice on Saturday, October 11. Stanford will play its exhibition opener on Sunday, November 9 against Love & Basketball at 2:00 p.m. at Maples Pavilion.

Stanford 87, Basket Montigarda 68

Stanford Statistics:

Sebnem Kimyacioglu 8-13 FG, 7-10 3FG, 1-2 FT, 5 R 3 A, 2 TO, 3 S, 24 PTS

Kelley Suminski 6-8 FG, 1-3 3FG, 6-6 FT, 1 R, 3 A, 3 TO, 19 PTS

Nicole Powell 4-9 FG, 2-4 3FG, 7-9 FT, 12 R, 7 A, 3 TO, 3 S, 1 B, 17 PTS

Katie Denny 2-7 FG, 0-1 3FG, 4-6 FT, 10 R, 2 A, 1 TO, 8 PTS

Azella Perryman 2-6 FG, 3-4 FT, 5 R, 2 A, 1 TO, 2 S, 7 PTS

Krista Rappahahn 2-6 FG, 2-6 3FG, 2 R, 1 A, 2 TO, 1 S, 6 PTS

Clare Bodensteiner 1-4 FG, 1-2 FT, 1 R. 1 A. 3 TO, 3 PTS

Chelsea Trotter 1-1 FG, 2 R, 3 TO, 2 PTS

Shelley Nweke 0-1 FG. 1-2 FT, 1 A, 1 PTS

Susan King Borchardt DNP

Team Totals 26-55 FG, 12-24 3FG, 23-30 FT, 37 R, 20 A, 18 TO, 9 S, 1 B, 87 PTS

FG - overall field goals; 3FG - 3-point field goals; FT - free throws

R - rebounds; A - assists; TO - turnovers, S - steals

B - blocked shots; PTS - points

Stanford Tour At A Glance (4-1)

September 13: Stanford 93, S. Raffaele BBC (Division 2A) 59

September 14: Gescom Viterbo (Division 1A) 86, Stanford 85

September 16: Stanford 91, S. Giovanni Valdarno (Division 2B) 53

September 18: Stanford 82, A.S. Vicenza (Division 1A) 64

September 21: Stanford 87, Basket Montigarda (Division 2A) 68

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