No. 6 Women's Basketball Hopes to Bounce Back Against Struggling Arizona

Dec. 19, 2001

After suffering its first loss, Stanford looks to regroup against Arizona inthe Pac-10 opener for both teams.

The sixth-ranked Cardinal (8-1) were rolling right along before losing toNo. 2 Tennessee, 68-62 on Sunday.

Nicole Powell scored 17 points to lead Stanford, which had its 13-game homewinning streak against non-conference opponents snapped. Lindsey Yamasakihad 15 points and Bethany Donaphin added 10.

Stanford was 3-of-7 from the foul line with four turnovers in the final sixminutes.

'Disappointment can't describe how I feel,' Powell said. 'We had some stupidturnovers at the end.'

Yamasaki leads Stanford in scoring, averaging 18.1 points, and is second inrebounding with 5.4 per game. Powell averages 16.7 points and leads theCardinal in rebounding with 9.4 per game.

After opening the season with three straight wins, the Wildcats (4-4) havelost four of five. Arizona is off to its worst start since starting the1994-95 season with the same record.

The Wildcats are coming off a 68-66 loss to Stephen F. Austin on Sunday.LaKeisha Taylor tied a career-high with 23 points and added nine rebounds.Junior Krista Warren grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds.

Senior forward Elizabeth Pickney leads Arizona in scoring, averaging 18.4points, and is second in rebounding at 7.3 per game. Warren is the team'stop rebounder with eight per game.

Stanford leads the all-time series 31-10, but the teams have split the lasteight meetings.

The Cardinal received 29 points and 12 rebounds from Powell in a 74-66 winover the Wildcats on March 8. Pickney scored a career-high 30 points forArizona.

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