No. 3 Women's Basketball Renews Rivalry With Cal
Jan. 29, 2002
LETS PLAY TWO: Third-ranked Stanford University continues Pacific-10 Conference play this week with a pair of contests against its arch-rivals from the University of California ... The Cardinal (20-1, 10-0) and Golden Bears (6-13, 1-9) will meet on The Farm on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and in Berkeley on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ... The schools will be meeting for 49th and 50th times in the history of the series, which began on Feb. 12, 1975 ... This year's season series, however, marks the first time that the schools will play twice in the same week ... The teams were originally scheduled to meet the week of Dec. 31-Jan. 6, but instead opted for road non-conference contests, as Cal traveled to a tournament in the Bahamas and Stanford visited Rutgers and Fordham ... Because of those non-conference trips, the schools mutually agreed to play twice this week ... Stanford, which clinched its 13th 20-win season in the last 15 years with Saturday's victory over Arizona State, is closing in on its 11th Pac-10 regular season title in the last 16 years ... With eight games to play, the Cardinal has already built a three-and-a-half game lead over a pack of four teams - Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State and USC - who are tied at 7-4 ... Stanford needs to win five of its final eight games to lock up the regular season title, and earn the No. 1 seed in the inaugural Pacific-10 Conference Tournament on March 1-4 in Eugene, Oregon.
RANKING REPORT: Stanford is ranked third in the nation in both polls for the second consecutive week, marking its highest rankings since the conclusion of the 1996-97 season ... The Cardinal began the season ninth in the AP Poll and 10th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll ... California is not ranked.
THE VANDERVEER FILE: Stanford University coach Tara VanDerveer, who will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, signed a five-year contract extension on Sept. 10 that will keep her on The Farm through March 31, 2007 ... In 22-plus seasons on collegiate sidelines, VanDerveer is 536-154 (.777) ... In 15-plus seasons on The Farm (VanDerveer took the 1995-96 season off to coach the gold-medal winning United States Olympic Team), she is 384-103 (.789) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92) and five Final Four appearances ... She has also compiled an impressive 219-43 (.836) Pac-10 record during her tenure ... VanDerveer, who won her ninth Pacific-10 Conference title last season, reached a pair of prestigious milestones in 2000-01 ... She recorded her 500th career win on Nov. 26, 2000, and became the first Pac-10 women's basketball coach to record 200 conference victories on Jan. 25, 2001 ... VanDerveer has guided the Cardinal to 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, and racked up a career post-season record of 34-12 (.739) ... VanDerveer was the head coach of the gold medal winning United States squad at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and has put together an 88-8 (.917) international record with four gold medals and one bronze in seven assignments.
GAME RECAPS:Game #21 - #3/#3 Stanford 62, Arizona State 48 (Jan. 26 @ Maples Pavilion): Stanford picked up its 20th win of the year as it completed a season sweep over second place Arizona State ... Stanford took control early, using a 9-0 run that gave it a commanding 14-6 lead just 5:52 into the contest ... The Cardinal led 35-23 at the half, and built the lead to 47-25 with 11:19 remaining ... The Sun Devils trimmed the lead to eight (54-46) with 2:56 remaining, but Stanford's Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) answered with a pair of 3-pointers in the next 1:43 to put the game away ... Senior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) was a one-player wrecking crew for the Cardinal as she scored 23 of the Cardinal's 35 first half points ... In fact, with 11 minutes remaining in the contest Yamasaki was out-scoring the entire ASU squad 27-26 ... Besides Yamasaki's 27 points, the Cardinal received 13 points, six rebounds and six assists from Powell and 10 boards from freshman T'Nae Thiel (Weatherford, TX/Weatherford HS) ... Stanford also held the Sun Devils to just 26.3 (15-of-57) percent shooting, including a 3-of-17 (17.6 percent) effort from 3-point range ... The win was Stanford's 15th straight at home over ASU dating back to the 1987-88 season ... Stanford drained six 3-pointers in the contest to give it 155 for the year, and move from 10th to eighth place on the school single season list.
Game #20 - #3/#3 Stanford 76, Arizona 62 (Jan. 24 @ Maples Pavilion): Senior Lindsey Yamasaki scored a game-high 22 points to lead Stanford to its 11th straight victory ... The win streak is Stanford's largest since it won 15 straight near the end of the 1997-98 season (Jan. 16-March 7) ... Stanford, which matched its entire 2000-01 win total by posting its 19th victory of the season, broke the game open with an 11-0 run near the end of the first half ... The spurt gave the Cardinal a 40-24 lead with 41 seconds left in the first half, and the Wildcats could get no closer than 10 points the rest of the way ... Stanford pushed the lead to as many as 23 points at 66-43 with 5:08 to play, before Arizona closed the margin in the final moments ... Sophomore Nicole Powell had nine points, nine rebounds and 10 assists for the winners, while freshman Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Mountain View, CA/Pinewood School) added 11 points thanks to 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc ... Senior Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS) chipped in 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting as Stanford shot an even 50.0 (29-of-58) percent from the floor ... Arizona, which had won two straight at Maples, was led by 24 points and nine boards from Elizabeth Pickney.
FROM THE TRAINING ROOM: Sophomore point guard Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) will miss the remainder of the 2001-02 season with a stretched anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee ... The season-ending injury will qualify her for an NCAA medical hardship ... King suffered the injury on Wednesday, Dec. 19 against Arizona ... The game was just King's second of the season, as she missed the first nine contests after undergoing a scope to clean out her right knee ... Sophomore forward/center Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA/Brea-Olinda HS) will redshirt the 2001-02 season with chronic pain in both knees.
ON THE AIRWAVES: All of Stanford's 2001-02 regular and post season contests will be broadcast live on the internet at www.gostanford.com ... Each broadcast begins 15 minutes prior to tip-off with the 'Tara VanDerveer Show' ... Stanford student station KZSU 90.1 FM will also broadcast all regular and post season contests ... Wednesday's game will be broadcast in the Palo Alto area on a tape-delayed basis by Silicon Valley Community Communications (AT&T Cable Channel 6) with Craig Wentz and Kurt Edwards calling the action ... The game will air on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ... Saturday's game will be broadcast live in the San Francisco Bay Area on KRON Channel 4 with Dave Cox and Mary Murphy calling the action.
STANFORD VS. CALIFORNIA: Stanford leads the all-time series 33-15 ... The Cardinal is 18-5 against the Golden Bears at Maples Pavilion, and 15-10 in Berkeley ... The Cardinal has won 15 of the last 16 meetings, including 14 by 10 points or more and 11 by 20 or more ... In the last meeting between the teams (Feb. 16, 2001), California snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Cardinal with a stunning 82-73 victory at Maples Pavilion ... After three second half ties, California took the lead for good at 65-63 on a lay-up by Kenya Corley with 6:42 remaining ... Lindsey Yamasaki had team-highs of 21 points and seven rebounds to lead the Cardinal ... Last year in Berkeley (Jan. 20), the Cardinal finished the game on a 9-2 run to post a 63-56 victory ... The Cardinal snapped a seven-game road losing streak with the win, and since that time, is 14-2 on the road ... Stanford received 19 points and 12 rebounds from Nicole Powell, as the visitors out-rebounded the Golden Bears by a 49-34 margin.
PLAYERS AT A GLANCE:
#00 Chelsea Trotter (6-3, F/C, So.): Redshirting the 2001-02 season with chronic pain in both knees ... Appeared in 28 games last season, including three starts, and averaged 3.9 points and 2.7 rebounds.
#5 Kelley Suminski (5-9, G, Fr.): Averaging 9.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists overall and 9.3 points, 3.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Has appeared in all 21 games, and started 14 of the last 15 at point guard ... Shooting a Pac-10 leading 50.9 (27-of-53) percent from 3-point range, and is also fourth in free throw percentage (84.7) ... Has made 17 of her last 18 free throws (94.4 percent) dating back to Jan. 5 ... Recorded a career-high 24 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, at Arizona (12/19) ... Had 23 points in just 28 minutes vs. San Francisco (11/28), including 5-of-6 from 3-point range ... Posted career-high eight assists vs. Oregon State (1/10).
#10 Becky Bonner (6-2, F, So.): Averaging 0.4 points and 0.7 rebounds in seven appearances off the bench overall ... Averaging 0.5 points and 0.7 boards in Pac-10 action ... Career averages are 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds ... Missed the first nine regular season games with a stress fracture in her right foot ... Scored first points of the season on a 3-pointer vs. Oregon (1/13) ... Brother, Matt, starts for the nationally-ranked University of Florida men's basketball team.
#14 Nicole Powell (6-2, F, So.): Averaging 15.0 points, a Pac-10 leading 9.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists overall, and 15.4 points, 10.4 boards and 6.6 assists in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 14.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists ... Set Stanford single game rebounding mark with 21 (old record: 20) in the Jan. 13 win over Oregon --- a record which had stood since 1977 ... Has 462 career rebounds, and though just a sophomore, needs only 36 more to break into Stanford's all-time top 20 ... The 2000-01 Pac-10 rebounding champion has grabbed 12 or more rebounds in three of the last six games ... One of just two players to have started all 21 games (with Lindsey Yamasaki) ... One of 30 preseason candidates for Naismith College Women's Basketball Player of the Year honors ... Three-time Pac-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 3, Dec. 31 and Jan. 14 ... All-Tournament selection at both the Stanford Invitational and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Ranks first in school history and eighth in Pac-10 history in career rebounds per game (9.1) and fourth in school history in points per game (14.4) ... Owns three of the nine triple-doubles in Pac-10 history, and three of the five in Stanford history ... In 51 career games, has 16 double-doubles and three triple-doubles ... In 21 games this season, has six double-doubles and two triple-doubles ... Has made 19 of her last 22 free throws (86.4 percent) ... Averaging 8.0 assists per game over the last six contests ...Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in nine of a possible 12 categories: rebounding (1st, 9.9), defensive rebounding (1st, 7.29), assists (1st, 5.86), assist/turnover ratio (3rd, 1.89), 3-point percentage (5th, 43.4), field goal percentage (7th, 48.6), scoring (7th, 15.0), 3-pointers per game (T7th, 1.7) and free throw percentage (9th, 76.7) ... Had triple-double of 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in season opener vs. Indiana (11/16) ... Against Santa Clara (12/2), had triple-double of 29 points (tied career-high), 15 rebounds and 10 assists in only 28 minutes ... Earned Pac-10 POW honors on Dec. 31 after recording 15 points and 13 boards against UCLA (12/28) and 26 points and 10 rebounds vs. USC (12/30) ... Received Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on Jan. 14 after averaging 21.5 points, 17.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists in home wins over the Oregon schools ... Had 20 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists vs. Oregon State (1/10) and 23 points, 21 rebounds and seven assists vs. Oregon (1/13) ... On Thursday vs. Arizona, just missed triple-double with nine points, nine rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes.
#22 Enjoli Izidor (6-0, G, Sr.): Averaging 4.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 21 games, including 10 starts at off-guard ... Has come off the bench in the last 10 games ... Shooting 52.6 (41-of-78) percent from the field overall, and 62.1 (18-of-29) percent in Pac-10 play ... Averaging 4.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in conference play ... Career averages are 4.7 points and 2.5 boards ... Had 11 points in the final of the Rainbow Wahine Classic vs. Penn State (11/25) ... Recorded season-high 13 points and six boards at WSU (1/17) ... Had 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in 16 minutes vs. Arizona (1/24).
#24 Susan King (5-7, G, So.): Out for the remainder of the 2001-02 season with a stretched anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee ... Season-ending injury qualifies her for an NCAA medical hardship ... Suffered the injury in just her second game of the season (Dec. 19 at Arizona) ... Missed the first eight games of the year after undergoing a scope to clean out the right knee on Nov. 8 ... Averaged 3.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two games this season, and conference averages were 2.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists ... Career averages are 9.9 points, 4.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds ... Played in just nine games last year after tearing her right ACL in late December.
#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (6-1, F, Sr.): Averaging team-high 16.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists ... Earned second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, and first of the season, after averaging 24.5 points in last weekend's home wins over Arizona and Arizona State ... Joins Nicole Powell as the only Stanford players to have started all 21 games ... Conference averages are 17.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists, and career averages are 12.5 points (11th in school history) and 4.6 rebounds ... Has scored in double figures in 18 of Stanford's 21 games this season, including each of the last seven ... Named Tournament MVP of both the Stanford Invitational and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in scoring (16.8), fifth in fied goal percentage (48.7) and tied for seventh in 3-pointers per game (1.71) ... Became the 22nd player in Stanford history to record 1,000 career points on Nov. 23 vs. Minnesota ... Now ranks 14th on the school scoring list with 1,299 points, and is 61 behind 13th place Meg Metzger (1,360, 1979-83) ... Also ranks fifth in Stanford history with 166 career 3-pointers ... Had season-high 27 points and career-high 13 rebounds in season opener vs. Indiana (11/16) ... Had 25 points and 10 rebounds vs. Penn State (11/25) in the championship game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Scored game-high 22 points, including 7-of-7 from the foul line, in 33 minutes vs. Arizona (1/24) ... Scored 27 points, including 23 in the first half alone, on Saturday vs. Arizona State ... In fact, with 11 minutes remaining in the contest Yamasaki was out-scoring the entire ASU squad 27-26.
#32 Katie Denny (6-1, G/F, So.): Averaging 2.5 points and 0.8 rebounds in 13 appearances off the bench overall, and is averaging 2.0 points and 0.7 boards in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 1.6 points and 0.5 rebounds ... Had seven points, including two 3-pointers, in the championship game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic vs. Penn State (11/25) ... Had career-high eight points and three assists at Washington State (1/17).
#33 Sebnem Kimyacioglu (5-11, G, Fr.): Averaging 5.9 points, 2.7 assists and 2.0 rebounds overall, and 5.3 points, 2.1 assists and 2.0 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Started the first six games at point guard, and has come off the bench in the last 15 ... Ranks third in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage (47.3) ... Has made eight of her last 11 (72.7 percent) shots from 3-point range ... Shooting 52.0 (13-of-25) percent from beyond the arc in conference play ... Had career-best nine assists vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Recorded career-highs of 14 points and five rebounds at Fordham (1/5) ... Tied career-highs with 14 points, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, and five boards at Washington (1/19).
#34 T'Nae Thiel (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 6.6 points and 6.1 rebounds overall, and 7.1 points and 6.9 rebounds in conference play ... Started the last 10 games after coming off the bench in the first 11 ... Ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounds (4.19) and 12th in total rebounding ... Has made 41 of her last 68 shots from the floor (60.3 percent) and 19 of her last 23 free throws (82.6 percent) ... Had 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting in just 19 minutes vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Had 14 points and career-high 11 boards at Rutgers (1/2) ... Recorded career-high 19 points, including 14 in the first half, and eight rebounds vs. Oregon (1/13) ... Pulled down 10 rebounds on Saturday vs. Arizona State (1/26).
#41 Bethany Donaphin (6-2, F/C, Sr.): Averaging 7.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots overall, and 7.7 points, 3.8 boards and 1.3 blocks in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 8.0 points and 4.7 rebounds ... Started 11 consecutive games at center from Dec. 19-Jan. 24 ... Ranks third in Stanford history with 112 career blocked shots ... Leads the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (54.2) and is second in blocked shots (1.38) ...Owns a career field goal percentage of 52.4 (347-of-662), which ranks sixth in school history ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Stanford Invitational ... Had double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Had 13 points and six rebounds at Washington State (1/17).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (6-0, G/F, Sr.): Averaging 5.1 points and 1.8 rebounds overall, and 5.2 points and 1.4 boards in conference play ... Made her first start of the season vs. Arizona State (1/26) ... Ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in career 3-point percentage at 40.1 (135-of-337), and eighth in Stanford history in 3-pointers made with 135 ... Ranks sixth in the conference in 3-point percentage this season at 40.4 ... Career averages are 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds ... Scored all 12 of her points in the final 11 minutes to lead Cardinal to win at Hawaii (11/24) ... Posted season-high 17 points, including three 3-pointers, and six rebounds vs. Oregon (1/13).
#44 Azella Perryman (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 3.3 points and 2.7 boards in 19 appearances off the bench overall ... Averaging 3.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Shooting 93.8 (15-of-16) percent from the foul line overall, and 12-of-12 (100.0 percent) in Pac-10 play ... Had career-highs of 10 points and 13 rebounds at Washington State (1/17).
#51 Cori Enghusen (6-7, C, Sr.): Averaging 6.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game overall, and 5.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in conference ... Leads the Pac-10 in blocked shots per game at 1.48 ... Her 31 blocks through 20 games is better than her full season totals as a freshman (21 in 25 games) and sophomore (19 in 29 games) ... Recorded 2.1 blocks per game in 11 non-conference contests .... Has 109 career blocked shots ... Career averages are 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds ... Scored a career-high 24 points, including 11-of-15 shooting, at Washington State (1/17) and had 13 points and five boards in 11 minutes at Washington (1/19) ... The weekend in Washington raised her conference scoring average from 2.3 to 6.4 ... Had 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in just 20 minutes vs. Santa Clara (12/2) ... Recorded 12 points and five blocked shots vs. Penn State (11/25).
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