Cardinal Aim For Big Win Over St. Joseph's
Nov. 24, 2000
STANFORD LOOKS TO EVEN SCORE WITH ST. JOSEPH'S:
Stanford (1-1) and St. Joseph's (0-1) met for the first time in their respective histories on December 14 of last season in Philadelphia, and the Hawks came away with a 69-41 win ... The game turned out to be the Cardinal's largest defeat of the season, as well as its fewest points scored in a game since a 72-32 loss to Missouri on January 2, 1984 ... Stanford (#18 AP/#22 Coaches Poll), which is coming off an impressive 85-57 home win over South Bay rival Santa Clara on Monday night at Maples Pavilion, has a chance to even the score when the teams face off again on Friday at 7:30 p.m. on The Farm ... The loss to St. Joseph's turned the table for the Cardinal, however, as it rebounded to win five straight and nine of its next 10 after starting last season 2-3 ... The Cardinal is currently in the midst of a season-opening stretch where it plays of its first six games on its home floor, with all five of those home games coming in succession in a 14-day span ... The St. Joseph's game begins a stretch of three home games in five days, which includes match-ups with Bay Area rivals Pacific (Sunday @ 2:00 p.m.) and San Francisco (Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m.) ... And home has always been a kind place for the Cardinal, which was 12-2 at Maples last season and is 285-72 (.798) all-time on its home floor ... In fact, Stanford has lost two home games or less in 12 of the last 13 seasons.
498 WINS AND COUNTING FOR TARA:
Tara VanDerveer - one of the most accomplished coaches in both collegiate and international women's basketball history - needs just two 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 498-143 (.777) record in 20-plus years of collegiate coaching, including a 346-92 (.790) mark on The Farm ... With two more victories, VanDerveer will become just the 17 coach in Division I women's basketball history to reach the prestigious 500-win barrier ... VanDerveer also ranks sixth in Division I women 's basketball history in career winning percentage at .776911 ... 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.
STANFORD PICKS UP FIRST WIN OF SEASON:
Stanford opened its 2000-01 home schedule in impressive fashion with an easy 85-57 win over Santa Clara before 2,703 fans on Monday night at Maples Pavilion ... Stanford, which had nine of its 12 players score six points or more, used an 11-0 run in the final 3:45 of the first half to put the game away ... The Cardinal led 39-23 at the half, and did not let the Broncos get within 15 points in the final 20 minutes ... Junior Lauren St. Clair - a Philadelphia native who will be going up against hometown team St. Joseph's on Friday night - had a team-high 13 points to go along with five rebounds ... Junior Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS) added 12 points in just 19 minutes off the bench, while freshman Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) had nine points and nine assists and junior Bethany Donaphin (New York, NY/Horace Mann) contributed nine points and seven boards ... Stanford held Santa Clara to just 32.1 (18-of-56) percent shooting from the field, including a 28.6 (6-of-21) percent clip from behind the arc.
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.
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.
A LOOK AT THE 2000-01 CARDINAL:
Head coach Tara VanDerveer 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. 18 by the Associated Press and No. 22 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 ... St. Joseph's received seven votes in this week's Coaches Poll and two votes in the AP Poll ... Pacific is not ranked.
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 ... The Hawks are 1-0 on the young season after an 81-75 home win over Pennsylvania on Nov. 18 ... Following the trip to Stanford, the Hawks travel to Los Angeles for a Sunday evening match-up with USC.
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.
Both the Friday and Sunday games will not be televised, but can be heard live on KZSU 90.1 FM and www.gostanford .com ... Stanford's next television game in Sunday, December 3 vs. Massachusetts at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the Fox Sports Network (national) ... Stanford has two separate 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).
2000-01 PLAYER NOTES:
#00 Chelsea Trotter (Fr., F/C, 6-3): Been one of the Cardinal's pleasant surprises off the bench, averaging 5.0 points and 5.5 boards in just 12.0 minutes per game ... Shooting 71.4 (5-of-7) percent from the field ... Turned in an impressive effort against Saint Mary's with six points and six boards in just 12 minutes ... Did not play in the exhibition game because of the flu ... 2000 Parade Magazine Fourth Team All-America ... Honorable Mention Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-America.
#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Averaging 1.5 points and 0.5 boards in 7.5 minutes off the bench ... Scored three points in eight minutes vs. Santa Clara ... Had an impressive collegiate debut vs. RTU Clondica Riga of Latvia, with nine points and seven boards in 20 minutes ... 2000 Parade Magazine Third Team All-America ... 2000 Gatorade New Hampshire Player of the Year.
#14 Nicole Powell (Fr., G/F, 6-2): Started both games at the off-guard slot, and is averaging 6.0 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 19.5 minutes ... Recorded seven points, four assists and three rebounds in 17 minutes vs. Santa Clara ... Had a spectacular collegiate debut in Nov. 9 exhibition game ... Turned in a triple-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in only 29 minutes ... The only players in Stanford history to record a triple-double in the regular season are Jennifer Azzi (1/15/87) and Sonja Henning (3/26/91) ... Played point guard in that game because Susan King was out with the flu ... Starting forward and leading rebounder for the USA Basketball Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that won gold this summer ... 2000 Parade Magazine First Team All-America.
#22 Enjoli Izidor (Jr., F, 6-0): Averaging 6.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 13.5 minutes ... Turned in one of the finest performances of her career against Santa Clara, recording 12 points, including two 3-pointers, in only 19 minutes ... Had 11 points, including two 3-pointers, in the exhibition victory Last year, appeared in all 30 games in a reserve role, and averaged 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds.
#24 Susan King (Fr., G, 5-7): Started both games at the point, and is averaging 9.5 points, 6.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds in a team-high 31.0 minutes ... Just missed a double-double with nine points and nine assists in the win over Santa Clara ... Had 10 points and four assists in her collegiate debut at Saint Mary's ... Missed the November 9th exhibition game with the flu ... One of the top point guards in the nation last season, and will assume that role this season after Jamie Carey's career-ending injury ... Women's Basketball Coaches Association and USA Today First Team All-America last season.
#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (Jr., G, 6-1): Averaging 7.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14.5 minutes off the bench ... Scored seven points in 13 minutes vs. Santa Clara ... Has recovered from a stress fracture to her left foot suffered over the summer ... Explosive scorer appeared in 23 games off the bench last season after joining the team at the conclusion of the volleyball season ... Averaged 6.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in an average of 15.0 minutes per game.
#32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1): Averaging 0.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 3.5 minutes per outing ... Pulled down three rebounds vs. Santa Clara ... Named to the California Division IV All-State team.
#33 Sarah Dimson (Sr., F, 6-0): Started both games, and is averaging 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 23.5 minutes ... Had 10 points, including 4-of-5 shooting, against the Latvian team on November 9th ... Tenacious rebounder played in all 30 games, and started 18 at either small or power forward in 1999-2000 ... Averaged 5.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game ... Career field goal percentage is an impressive 56.3 (162-of-288).
#41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Starting power forward is the Cardinal's leading scorer and rebounder ... Averaging 13.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in 23.5 minutes per game ... Had an impressive season-opening performance against Saint Mary's, with 17 points and six rebounds ... Scored 15 of her 17 points against the Gaels in the second half ... Powerful post player averaged 9.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season ... Ranked 15th in the Pac-10 in rebounding (5.4) ... Shot 52.4 (111-of-212) percent from the floor, and has a career field goal percentage of 52.2 (198-of-379).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., G/F, 6-0): Sharpshooting wing broke into the starting lineup for the first time against Santa Clara ... Averaging 12.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 30.0 minutes, and is shooting 55.6 (5-of-9) percent from 3-point range ... Also a perfect 7-of-7 from the foul line ... Had a team-high 13 points, to go along with five rebounds, against Santa Clara ... Finished with 11 points, including three 3-pointers, last Friday at Saint Mary's ... Emerged as one of the top 3-point shooters in the nation after missing most of her freshman season due to injury ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 All-Academic selection ranked first in the Pac-10 and ninth in the nation in 3-point percentage at 46.6 (61-of-131) percent, which ranked as the second best single season total in Pac-10 history and fifth best in Pac-10 history ... Her career 3-point percentage of 44.1 (71-of-161) is also the fifth best in Pac-10 history ... Played in all 30 games, including 22 starts, and averaged 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per outing.
#51 Cori Enghusen (Jr., C, 6-7): Averaging 4.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 4.0 minutes ... Had eight points in only six minutes against Santa Clara ... Turned in one of the finest performances of her career in the November 9 exhibition game ... In just 14 minutes, had a team-high 18 points and also pulled down six rebounds ... Appeared in 29 games off the bench last season, and averaged 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.
#53 Carolyn Moos (Sr., F/C, 6-6): Started one game, and is averaging 5.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 17.0 minutes ... Five of her eight rebounds have come on the offensive end ... Had six points, three rebounds and three blocks vs. Santa Clara ... Made an impressive 2000-01 debut with 18 points, including 10-of-10 from the free throw line, and nine rebounds in only 21 minutes in the exhibition win ... Named 1999-2000 Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 after averaging team-highs of 12.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest ... Also named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in blocks (0.90), 10th in scoring (12.4) and 13th in rebounding (5.5) last season ... Only Cardinal to earn Pac-10 Player of the Week honors during the 1999-2000 season.