JJ Hones Out For Season With Torn ACL

Feb. 5, 2007

STANFORD, Calif.- Freshman point guard JJ Hones (Beaverton, Ore.) will miss the remainder of the season due to an ACL tear in her left knee. Hones is expected to have surgery in approximately 3-4 weeks.

Hones suffered the injury while driving to the basket at the 19:15 mark of the first half of Stanford's 72-57 loss to California on Feb. 4.

'This is an unfortunate loss for our program and I feel so disappointed for JJ,' said head coach Tara VanDerveer. 'JJ has shown so much poise and maturity while leading our team this year despite being just a freshman. Now it will take a total team effort and I believe we will be ready for the challenge. I wish JJ well in her recovery and look forward to having her back next year.'

Hones participated in 23 games, making 20 starts. She averaged 4.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game in 24.3 minutes. Second on the team in three-pointers with 14, Hones led the Cardinal with 90 assists while committing only 32 turnovers. She dished out at least four assists in a game on 14 different occasions and scored a season-high 17 points in a win at Washington State on Jan. 13.

Stanford continues its homestand later this week against Washington State (Thu., Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.) and Washington (Sat., Feb. 10 at 1 p.m.).

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