Stanford Opens Exhibition Season Sunday

Nov. 8, 2002

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STANFORD OPENS TWO-GAME EXHIBITION SLATE: The Stanford women's basketball team takes to the floor for the first time in 2002-03 when it faces Love & Basketball on Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Maples Pavilion ... This is the second straight year the two clubs have met, as the Cardinal walked away with a 96-48 victory on November 11 ... Stanford opens the 2002-03 regular season on Friday, November 22 against Rutgers at 7:00 p.m.

CARDINAL CORNER: Stanford is ranked sixth in the both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls ... In addition, junior Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ) has been named a Naismith National Player of the Year candidate and consensus Preseason All-American ... Sunday's game marks a return to action for redshirt sophomores Susan King (Richfield, MN) and Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA) ... King was limited to just two games because of knee injuries last season, while Trotter redshirted the 2001-02 campaign because of chronic pain in both knees ... Love & Basketball features two players who played collegiately at Stanford --- Melody Peterson and Charmin Smith.

INJURY REPORT: G Katie Denny (hand), F Eziamaka Okafor (knee) and F Nicole Powell (back) will not play against Love & Basketball.

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