Stanford Concludes Regular Season In Desert
March 6, 2001
The Stanford women's basketball team concludes its 2000-01 regular season this weekend with a pair of crucial games in the state of Arizona ... The Cardinal (16-10 overall, 10-6 Pac-10), which has won four of its last five on the road and nine of its last 12 overall, will visit Arizona (18-10, 8-8) on Thursday and Arizona State (19-9, 11-5) on Saturday ... Stanford currently stands in third place in the Pac-10, and is one game behind Washington (19-7, 12-4) and two games behind Arizona State ... The Cardinal, which has locked up its 14th consecutive Pac-10 winning season, is looking to secure its 14th consecutive NCAA Tournament berth and 18th post-season bid overall.
March 8 at Arizona, 7:00 p.m. (MT)
March 10 at Arizona St., 2:00 p.m. (MT)
STANFORD VS. ARIZONA:
The Cardinal is 30-10 all-time vs. the Wildcats, and 13-6 in Tucson ... Stanford won 22 straight in the series from Jan. 24, 1987-Mar. 6, 1997, but Arizona has rebounded to win four of the last seven overall and two of the last three at the McKale Center ... Earlier this season, Arizona upset then-#21 (AP)/#22 (Coaches) Stanford 68-65 on Jan. 6 at Maples Pavilion ... Arizona wrapped up the win by holding Stanford without a point over the final 3:21 ... In the contest, the Cardinal was held scoreless from the free throw line (0-of-3) for the first time in school history ... Freshman Nicole Powell led Stanford with 15 points and 13 rebounds ... Last season in Tucson (Jan. 8, 2000), Stanford went 13-of-26 from 3-point range to upset then-#15 Arizona 98-95 ... Carolyn Moos (Wayzata, MN/Blake School) led the winners with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
STANFORD VS. ARIZONA STATE:
The Cardinal leads the all-time series 30-8, and has won 16 of the last 17 going back to Feb. 7, 1993 ... Stanford has also won seven of the last eight in Tempe, and is 11-7 overall ... On Jan. 4 of this season, Stanford extended its home winning streak over ASU to 17 games with a convincing 92-64 victory ... The Cardinal shot a season-high 59.6 (34-of-57) percent from the floor, and also turned in performances from the free throw line (14-of-15, 93.3 percent) and 3-point line (10-of-15, 66.7 percent) that rank among the top 10 in school single game history ... Senior Sarah Dimson (Norman, OK/Norman HS) and junior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) had 21 points apiece, while Phoenix native Nicole Powell added her first career double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds ... Last year in Tempe (Jan. 6, 2000), Arizona State snapped a 14-game losing streak against Stanford with a 74-68 victory ... The Sun Devils shot 51.9 (28-of-54) percent from the floor to beat the Cardinal for the first time since Feb. 27, 1992.
Stanford set the school single season blocked shot record on Saturday night vs. UCLA ... The Cardinal has swatted away 150 shots in 26 games this season to break the old mark of 141 set in 33 games by the 1989-90 squad ... The Pac-10 record for blocked shots in a season is USC's 172 in 1993-94 ... On Feb. 24 at Washington, the Cardinal equaled the Pac-10 team and individual single game 3-point records ... The team's 16 3-pointers tied the Pac-10 record and shattered the old school single game mark of 14 (established on two occasions) ... Junior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) also tied the conference and school single game record with nine 3's in that same game ... The nine 3-pointers was also the most ever in a Pac-10 game ... On Feb. 22 at Washington State, freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) turned in just the third double-double in Stanford history, and seventh in Pac-10 history, with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists ... The triple-double was the first by a Stanford player since Mar. 26, 1991 (Sonja Henning vs. Cal State Fullerton) and first in the Pac-10 since Feb. 24, 1996 (UCLA's Erica Gomez vs. USC).
TARA VANDERVEER RECORDS 500TH CAREER VICTORY, 200TH PAC-10 WIN:
Stanford University women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer reached yet another milestone with the Cardinal's home win over Washington on Jan. 25 ... The victory made VanDerveer the first women's basketball coach in Pac-10 history to record 200 conference victories ... In 13-plus seasons (VanDerveer took the 1995-96 season off to coach the gold-medal winning United States Olympic Team), she has compiled an impressive 207-43 (.828) Pac-10 record and eight conference titles ... Earlier this season (Nov. 26), VanDerveer reached another coaching milestone when a 73-65 victory over Pacific made her just the 17th coach in Division I women's basketball history to record 500 career wins ... In 21-plus seasons on collegiate sidelines, VanDerveer is an amazing 513-152 (.771) ... In 14-plus seasons on The Farm, she is 361-101 (.781) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92) and five NCAA Final Four appearances ... The three-time National Coach of the Year has led Stanford to 11 20-win seasons in her last 12 years, including nine campaigns of 25 victories or more ... VanDerveer led the United States to the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and has compiled an 88-8 (.917) record with four gold medals and one bronze in seven international assignments.
Game #26 - Stanford 83, UCLA 69 (Mar. 3 @ Maples Pavilion): Senior Carolyn Moos scored a season-high 13 points in her final regular season game at Maples Pavilion as the Cardinal (16-10, 10-6) completed the season sweep of the Bruins (4-23, 3-13) ... UCLA led 43-42 at the half, and extended the lead to five (59-54) with 9:50 remaining ... The Cardinal, however, outscored the Bruins 29-10 the rest of the way, and finished the game with a 14-2 run ... Junior center Cori Enghusen (Bothell, WA/Inglemoor HS) sparked the run by scoring all 12 of her points in the final nine minutes ...Juniors Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS), Lauren St. Clair and Lindsey Yamasaki also added 12 points apiece, while freshman Becky Bonner (Concord, NH/Concord HS) had a season-high 10 ... Senior Sarah Dimson added six points in her final regular season game on The Farm.
Game #25 - USC 62, Stanford 59 (Mar. 1 @ Maples Pavilion): The Women of Troy (11-15, 5-10) erased a 10-point deficit in the final 9:43 to send Stanford (15-10, 9-6) to its third loss in four games ... Going into the contest, Stanford had won 14 straight over USC overall and 13 in a row at Maples Pavilion ... The Cardinal, which defeated USC 89-75 on Feb. 4 in Los Angeles, jumped out to an early 20-9 lead thanks to 10 points from Lindsey Yamasaki ... USC cut the lead to one at the half (28-27), but the hosts ran off nine straight points midway through the second half to stretch the advantage back to 10 (47-37) ... The Women of Troy then outscored the Cardinal 25-12 the rest of the way, and took the lead for good on a lay-up by Ebony Hoffman with 12 seconds remaining ... Yamasaki had 16 points along with season-highs of nine rebounds and 40 minutes played, while Nicole Powell had 15 points and five boards.
Stanford is not ranked in either poll for the eighth straight week ... Stanford, which was ranked in both polls from the preseason through Jan. 8, received four votes in this week's Coaches Poll and did not receive a vote in the AP Poll ... Earlier this season (Dec. 18), the Cardinal achieved a #14 ranking in the AP Poll, which was its highest since it entered the 1997-98 NCAA Tournament at #5 ... Arizona, which fell out of the Coaches Poll after being ranked #25 last week, received 19 votes in the Coaches Poll and three votes in the AP Poll ... Arizona State, which fell out of the AP Poll after being ranked #22 last week, received 62 votes in this week's AP Poll and 21 votes in the Coaches Poll.
Stanford is 16-10 overall and 10-6 in the Pacific-10 Conference (third place) ... Last weekend, Stanford dropped a 62-59 home decision to USC before bouncing back to defeat UCLA 83-69 on Saturday ... The split last weekend gives Stanford a final 2000-01 regular season home record of 12-3 (.800) ... The Cardinal has won 22 of its last 26 (.846) at Maples, and is 62-10 (.861) over the last six years and 143-12 (.923) over the last 11 seasons ... Stanford's all-time Pac-10 home record now stands at 124-11 (.919) over the 15 years the conference has sponsored women's basketball ... Stanford's win over UCLA on Saturday night secured the Cardinal's 14th consecutive Pac-10 winning season ... In this week's RPI Report, the Cardinal ranks 38th in the nation overall and owns the 29th best strength of schedule ... Stanford's 37.8 percent shooting from behind the arc currently ranks sixth on the school single season list, and the 166 3-pointers made is tied for sixth ... Rebounding has been the key to victory for Stanford this season. The Cardinal is 15-2 when it grabs equal or more rebounds than its opponent, and 1-8 when it gets beat on the glass ... Stanford is 0-4 in games decided by five points or less this season, and has claimed nine of its 16 victories by 11 points or more.
Thursday's game at Arizona will not be televised ... The Arizona State game will be televised live nationally by the Fox Sports Network (Jim Watson play-by-play & Heather Cox color) on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. (MT)/1:00 p.m. (PT) ... Both games can be heard live on both www.gostanford.com (Dave Raymond play-by-play) and KZSU 90.1 FM (Lilla Toal play-by-play) on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. (MT)/5:45 p.m. (PT) and Saturday at 1:45 p.m. (MT)/12:45 p.m. (PT).
JAMIE CAREY FORCED TO RETIRE:
The Stanford University women's basketball program announced on Tuesday, Nov. 7 that 1999-2000 Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year Jamie Carey (Thornton, CO/Horizon HS) has been forced to retire from women's basketball because of recurrent concussions ... Besides being named conference frosh of the year, she 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 record for 3-pointers made 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 is still a Stanford student, also ranked 12th in the nation in 3-pointers per game with 2.8 as she averaged 11.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds.
2000-01 PLAYER NOTES:
#00 Chelsea Trotter (Fr., F, 6-3): Averaging 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11.2 minutes (25 games - 3 starts) ... Shooting 55.1 (38-of-69) percent from the field overall, and 57.1 (24-of-42) percent in conference play ... Has made 15 of her last 23 field goal attempts (65.2 percent) ... Has started the last two games ... Did not score in seven minutes vs. USC (3/1) and 14 minutes vs. UCLA (3/3) ... Posted career-highs of 12 points and nine rebounds in only 17 minutes at Washington State (2/22).
#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Had career-high 10 points - all in the first half - on Saturday vs. UCLA (3/3) ... Averaging 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.8 minutes (18 games - 0 starts) ... Did not play vs. USC (3/1) ... Had eight points in just 10 minutes vs. Massachusetts (12/3) ... Brother, Matt, is averaging 13.2 points and 7.6 rebounds as a sophomore for the University of Florida.
#14 Nicole Powell (Fr., G, 6-2): Women's Basketball Journal First Team Freshman All-American ... Recorded just the third triple-double in Stanford history and seventh in Pac-10 history at Washington State (2/22) ... Had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes to join Jennifer Azzi (1/15/87 vs. BYU) and Sonja Henning (Mar. 26, 1991 vs. Cal State Fullerton) as the only Cardinal players to accomplish that feat ... Averaging team-highs of 13.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.92 assists in 33.3 minutes (26 games - 25 starts) ... In Pac-10 play, averaging a near double-double of 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in 35.5 minutes (16 games - 15 starts) ... Started the last 17 games at point guard following the season-ending ACL injury to fellow freshman Susan King ... Scored in double figures in 18 of the last 23 games ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in eight of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 8.2 pg), defensive rebounding (1st, 5.69 pg), assists (3rd, 4.92 pg), assist/turnover ratio (6th, 1.23), steals (8th, 1.73 pg), offensive rebounding (10th, 2.54 pg), free throw percentage (10th, 71.9) and scoring (11th, 13.3 pg) ... Bidding to become the first Stanford player, and first freshman, to ever win the Pac-10 rebounding title ... Has recorded a conference-best seven double-doubles, including the one triple-double ... Scored 15 points in 35 minutes vs. USC (3/1) and nine rebounds, nine assists and four points in 35 minutes vs. UCLA (3/3) ... Had 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds at UCLA (2/2) ... Had career-high 26 points in 30 minutes vs. Pacific (11/26).
#22 Enjoli Izidor (Jr., G, 6-0): Averaging 7.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 16.1 minutes (26 games - 7 starts) ... Career averages are 4.6 points and 2.5 rebounds (78 games - 7 starts) ... Has made 25 of her last 29 free throws (86.2 percent) ... Had five points and three boards in 20 minutes vs. USC (3/1), and 12 points, four boards and three assists in 13 minutes vs. UCLA (3/3) ... Had 18 points and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... Had career-high 22 points in 35 minutes vs. Washington State (1/27).
#24 Susan King (Fr., G, 5-7): Suffered a near complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee at Oklahoma (12/27), and is out for the season ... Underwent successful surgery to repair the torn ACL on Jan. 18 ... Before the injury, was emerging as one of the top freshman point guards in the country ... Averaged 11.3 points, 5.11 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a team-high 33.1 minutes (9 games - 9 starts) ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 18 after putting up a career-high 21 points at then-No. 2 Tennessee (12/17).
#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (Jr., G, 6-1): Tied the school and Pac-10 record for 3-pointers in a game with nine at Washington (2/24), which is also the most ever in a Pac-10 game ... The nine treys ties the record set by Stanford's Molly Goodenbour at Tennessee on Dec. 21, 1992, and is the second most in Division I women's basketball this season ... Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week after scoring the career-high 34 points at Washington on 10-of-21 shooting overall and 9-of-16 from behind the arc, just two days after scoring 25 points with five 3-pointers at WSU (2/22) ... On the season, averaging 12.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in 23.5 minutes (26 games - 4 starts) ... Averaging a team-high 14.9 points in Pac-10 play ... Leads the Pac-10 in free throw shooting in conference games (88.2, 45-of-51), and has made 17 straight dating back to Feb. 22 ... Scored in double figures in each of the last six games, and is averaging 21.2 points during that span ... Ranks second in the Pac-10 in both 3-point percentage (44.6) and free throw percentage (81.0), ninth in 3's per game (1.73) and 13th in scoring (12.8 pg) ... Career averages are 11.5 points (12th in school history) and 4.6 rebounds (79 games - 27 starts) ... In first starts since Jan. 13, had 16 points and season-high nine rebounds vs. USC (3/1) and 12 points, six boards and six assists vs. UCLA (3/3) ... Had 30 points and eight rebounds at Oklahoma (12/27).
#32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1): Averaging 1.1 points and 0.3 rebounds in 3.3 minutes (19 games - 0 starts) ... Did not play vs. USC (3/1), and was scoreless in one minute vs. UCLA (3/3) ... Had career-high seven points in only four minutes vs. Washington State (1/27).
#33 Sarah Dimson (Sr., F, 6-0): Averaging 7.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 29.8 minutes (26 games - 26 starts) ... Averaging 9.2 points in Pac-10 play ... Only Stanford player to have started in all 26 games ... Ranks second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage at 59.9 (82-of-137) ... Career field goal percentage is also an impressive 57.3 (240-of-419) ... Career averages are 5.7 points and 3.6 rebounds (104 games - 69 starts) ... In final regular season home games at Maples, had nine points and seven boards (six offensive) in 36 minutes vs. USC (3/1), and added and six points and four boards in 35 minutes vs. UCLA (3/3) ... Scored season-high 21 points vs. Arizona State (1/4) ... Had a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Pacific (11/26).
#41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Averaging 7.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 18.3 minutes (25 games - 15 starts) ... Ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (51.0) ... Owns career field goal percentage of 52.3 (264-of-505), and career averages are 8.2 points and 5.0 boards (82 games - 54 starts) ... Had four points and four boards in 14 minutes vs. USC (3/1), and two points in six minutes vs. UCLA (3/3) ... Scored season-high 23 points in 41 minutes vs. St. Joseph's (11/24).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., F, 6-0): Averaging 8.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 28.8 minutes (26 games - 21 starts) ... Ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage (38.2), blocked shots (1.04 pg) and 3-pointers per game (1.81) ... Shooting 83.0 (44-of-53) percent from the free throw line ... Career 3-point percentage of 41.1 (113-of-275) is the seventh best in Pac-10 history ... Career averages are 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds (70 games - 45 starts) ... Played in a reserve role for the first time since Dec. 27 last weekend, and had eight points vs. USC (3/1), and 12 and three 3-pointers vs. UCLA (3/3) ... Scored season-high 24 points, and tied career high with six 3-pointers, vs. OSU (2/10) ... Philadelphia native drained the eventual game winning 3-pointer with 38 seconds left in OT vs. St. Joseph's (11/24).
#51 Cori Enghusen (Jr., C, 6-7): Averaging 3.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.3 minutes (26 games - 0 starts) ... Ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.15 pg) ... Career averages are 3.0 points and 2.0 rebounds (80 games - 0 starts) ... Her 30 blocked shots this season is 10th on the school single season list ... Had career-high 12 points - all in the second half - to lead Stanford to come-from-behind win over UCLA (3/3), and was scoreless in one minute vs. USC (3/1) ... Matched career-high with 12 points vs. Arizona State (1/4), and also grabbed season-high seven boards.
#53 Carolyn Moos (Sr., C, 6-6): Averaging 5.3 points and 4.1 rebounds in 16.5 minutes (26 games - 20 starts) ... Ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (0.92 pg), and is ninth on the conference's all-time block list with 106 ... Also ranks 20th in Stanford history in rebounds (492), 23rd in points scored (930) and 24th in points per game (8.69) ... Named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Career averages are 8.7 points and 4.6 boards (107 games - 79 starts) ... Had season-high 13 points in her final home game vs. UCLA (3/3), and scored two points vs. UCLA (3/1).