Women's Hoops Home For The Holidays
Nov. 20, 2000
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY
Stanford University begins a five-game, 14-day homestand with three games over Thanksgiving week ... The homestand is the Cardinal's longest since the 1995-96 season (Dec. 1-20) ... The Cardinal opens its 15-game 2000-01 home schedule on Monday night against South Bay rival Santa Clara (1-0), and over Thanksgiving weekend, will host St. Joseph's (1-0) on Friday night and Pacific (0-1) on Sunday afternoon ... Stanford has won five of its last six home openers, including a 95-82 upset victory over then-No. 7 Iowa State last Nov. 21 ... The Cardinal will also be trying to avoid its third 0-2 start in the last four years, following Friday night's 74-63 loss at Saint Mary's ... But home has been a kind place for the Cardinal, which was 12-2 at Maples last season and is 284-72 (.798) all-time on its home floor ... In fact, Stanford has lost two home games or less in 12 of the last 13 seasons.
CARDINAL DROPS SEASON OPENER
Behind a combined 37 points and 28 rebounds from twin sisters Jerkisha and Jermisha Dosty, Saint Mary's College defeated Stanford 77-65 last Friday night in Moraga ... The Gaels led by seven (30-23) at the half, and stretched the lead to 23 midway through the second half (52-29, 12:29) ... The Cardinal cut the lead to 10 (61-51) with 4:41 to go, but could get no closer ... Junior forward Bethany Donaphin (New York, NY/Horace Mann HS) had a team-high 17 points - 15 of them in the second half - while Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) added 11 points and three 3-pointers and freshman point guard Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) 10 points.
Behind a triple-double from freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS), Stanford cruised to a 104-55 victory over RTU Clondica Riga of Latvia on November 9th in the team's only exhibition tune-up ... In just 29 minutes of play, Powell finished 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds ... Stanford went on a 38-14 run in the final 15 minutes of the first half en route to a commanding 51-27 halftime lead ... The Cardinal later went on a 15-4 run in the closing moments to push the final margin near 50 ... The Cardinal, which shot 55.7 (39-of-70) percent from the floor and out-rebounded the visitors 53-23, had six players in double figures ... Senior center Carolyn Moos (Wayzata, MN/Blake School) had 18 points, including 10-of-10 shooting from the charity stripe, while junior center Cori Enghusen (Bothell, WA/Inglemoor HS) had 18 points and six boards in only 14 minutes ... Juniors Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) and Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS) added 11 points apiece and senior Sarah Dimson (Norman, OK/Norman HS) 10.
VANDERVEER JUST THREE WINS SHY OF #500
Tara VanDerveer - one of the most accomplished coaches in both collegiate and international women's basketball history - needs just three more victories to reach 500 for her illustrious career ... The head coach of the gold-medal winning 1996 United States Olympic Team and three-time National Coach of the Year (1988, '89, '90) has rolled up a 497-143 (.777) record in 20-plus years of collegiate coaching, including a 345-92 (.789) record on The Farm ... She entered the season fifth in career winning percentage and 16th in career victories among active NCAA women's basketball head coaches ... During her time at Stanford, VanDerveer has led Stanford to two national titles, five Final Four appearances, 12 NCAA Tournament appearances and nine Pac-10 titles ... Prior to Stanford, VanDerveer recorded a 42-14 (.750) record and one post-season appearance in two seasons at Idaho (1978-80) and a 110-37 (.748) mark and two NCAA Tournament appearances in five years at Ohio State (1980-85) ... The 1998 inductee into the Women's Sports Foundation Hall of Fame has coached two Naismith Players of the Year (Jennifer Azzi & Kate Starbird), five Kodak All-Americans and 22 All-Pac-10 selections during her tenure on The Farm ... In seven head coaching stints with the USA Basketball program, VanDerveer has compiled an 88-8 (.917) record to go along with four gold medals and one bronze.
CAREY'S CAREER CUT SHORT
The Stanford University women's basketball program announced on Tuesday, November 7th that Jamie Carey has ended her collegiate career because of recurrent concussions ... In her one year in the women's basketball program, Carey turned in one of the finest freshman seasons in Stanford history ... She was named the 1999-2000 Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year and earned Freshman All-America honors from Basketball News, the Women's Basketball Journal and the Women's Basketball News Service ... She set a Stanford single season 3-point record with 81, and finished 14th in the nation and second in the conference in 3-point percentage at 45.5 (81-of-178) ... Carey, who will remain a Stanford student, also ranked 12th in the nation in 3-pointers per game with 2.8 as she helped lead the Cardinal to a 21-9 record and the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... In 29 games (all starts at the off-guard position), she averaged 11.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game ... Just last week, Carey was named to the 2000-2001 Preseason All-Pacific-10 Conference Team.
A LOOK FORWARD
Head coach Tara VanDerveer, who is just three wins shy of 500 for her career, welcomes back all-conference honorable mention selections Carolyn Moos and Lauren St. Clair as the Cardinal fields one of its deeper squads ... Moos, a senior center, led the Cardinal in scoring at 12.4 points per game and led the team in rebounding for the second straight season at 5.4 per game ... St. Clair anchored a 3-point shooting attack that rewrote the Stanford record book, and helped the Cardinal finish second in the nation in 3-point percentage at 40.8 (213-of-522) ... Senior Sarah Dimson and junior Bethany Donaphin, who both started more than half of the Cardinal's games last year, each shot better than 50 percent from the field in 1999-2000 and ranked 2-3 on the team in rebounding (Donaphin 5.4 pg, Dimson 4.5) ... Junior Lindsey Yamasaki was a Pac-10 All-Freshman selection and the team's leading scorer two years ago, while 6-foot-7 junior Cori Enghusen and junior forward Enjoli Izidor both improved their scoring and rebounding outputs a year ago ... These seven letter-winners will be joined by a freshman class that included four 1999-2000 Parade Magazine Prep All-Americans ... Forward Nicole Powell was a starter for the USA Basketball Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team this summer, while point guard Susan King joined Powell as invitees to the WBCA National High School All-Star Game ... Forward/center Chelsea Trotter was a fourth team All-American last season and led her high school (Brea-Olinda) to three straight California Division II state titles, forward Becky Bonner is a prep all-American out of New Hampshire who averaged a triple-double as a junior and guard/forward Katie Denny was one of the top prep players in Northern California the last two seasons.
THE 1999-2000 SEASON BY THE NUMBERS
After losing three of its first five, Stanford bounced back to win 19 of its next 25 en route to a 21-9 overall mark and its 12th 20-win season in the last 13 years ... Over the last five seasons, Stanford owns a 123-32 record and .794 winning percentage ... Both the Cardinal's win total and winning percentage during that span rank among the best in Division I women's basketball ... The Cardinal also finished tied for second in the Pac-10 at 13-5, and have lost five Pac-10 games or fewer in 13 of the 14 seasons that the conference has sponsored women's basketball ... Stanford has placed first, second or third in the Pac-10 each of the last 13 seasons, including 11 top two finishes ... The 1-1 record in the NCAA Tournament last year gives Stanford an all-time post-season record of 33-15 (.688), including a 33-12 (.733) mark in NCAA post-season competition ... Stanford's legendary home dominance also carried over to the 1999-2000 season as the Cardinal won 12 of its 14 games at Maples Pavilion, including eight of nine in conference play ... Stanford's all-time home record is now 278-70 (.799), including a 144-10 (.935) record over the last 10 seasons and 68-7 (.907) mark over the last five campaigns.
Stanford is ranked No. 12 by the Associated Press and No. 14 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll ... The Cardinal finished last season ranked No. 29 in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (42 votes) and the Associated Press Poll (32 votes) ... The Cardinal was in and out of both polls all season long (Coaches: Nov. 22-Dec. 6, Jan. 17-30, AP:Nov. 22-Dec. 6, Jan. 24-30, Feb. 7-13, Feb. 28-Mar. 5), peaking at No. 20 in the AP Poll and No. 21 in the Coaches Poll on Nov. 29 ... But being unranked had its advantages for the Cardinal ... Stanford went 18-4 (.818) when not ranked in the Associated Press top 25 and 3-5 (.375) when ranked ... In the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll, the Cardinal went 19-6 (.760) when unranked and 2-3 (.400) when ranked ... Santa Clara received one vote in this week's Coaches Poll, while St. Joseph's received seven votes in the Coaches Poll and one vote in the AP Poll ... Pacific is not ranked.
VS. SANTA CLARA
Stanford has won 22 of its 26 meetings with Santa Clara, and six of the last seven dating back to 1987 ... The Cardinal is 12-2 all-time against the Broncos at Maples Pavilion ... The last meeting between the schools on The Farm was a 91-51 Cardinal victory on Dec. 10, 1995 ... In the last game between the two teams overall, Santa Clara walked away with a 80-57 victory on Dec. 4, 1998 at Toso Pavilion.
VS. ST. JOSEPH'S
This will be just the second meeting between the Cardinal and the Hawks ... In the only previous match-up, St. Joseph's recorded a 69-41 win on Dec. 14 of last year in Philadelphia.
Stanford is 11-3 all-time against the Tigers, though the teams have played just twice since 1985 ... The Cardinal is 5-1 on The Farm against Pacific ... The Tigers have not traveled to Maples Pavilion since they posted an 84-75 win on Nov. 29, 1983 ... On Dec. 20 of last season in Stockton, Stanford defeated Pacific 70-55 thanks to a 58-29 rebounding advantage.
The Stanford women's basketball team will appear on live television 13 times during the 2000-01 season, including Monday's home opener against Santa Clara ... The Santa Clara game will be the first of nine telecasts by the Fox Sports Network, while Bay TV will carry four games ... Stanford will also have two radio outlets this season ... Veteran minor league baseball announcer Dave Raymond will call all 28 regular season and all post-season games on www.gostanford.com, while Eric Harp and Lilla Toal will broadcast every game for Stanford student station KZSU (90.1 FM).