This Week In Pac-10 Women's Basketball
Dec. 30, 2002
Three Conference teams made it through the opening week of Pac-10 play unscathed, as both STANFORD and UCLA collected two wins and WASHINGTON went 1-0... The Bruins jumped out to their first 2-0 Pac-10 start since the 1999-2000 season... The Cardinal (8-1 overall, 2-0 Pac-10) wraps up its non-conference slate this week, hosting 19th-ranked Oklahoma Friday night and Pepperdine Sunday... The Cardinal-Sooners contest will be televised live on FOX Sports Net... CALIFORNIA (4-5, 1-1) also plays its final non-conference games of the year, at Mercer Thursday night and Georgia on Saturday... In Pac-10 play, the Oregon schools travel to the desert -- with Saturday's OREGON STATE-ARIZONA and OREGON-ARIZONA STATE games televised live by FOX Sports Net -- and the Washington schools head to Los Angeles... The Huskies are the winners of eight straight games dating back to Nov. 29, while the Bruins have won three in a row.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thu., Jan. 2
OREGON at ARIZONA, 7 p.m.>
OREGON STATE at ARIZONA STATE, 6 p.m.>
CALIFORNIA at Mercer, 7 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 3
WASHINGTON at UCLA, 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE at USC, 7 p.m.>
Oklahoma at STANFORD, 7 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)
Sat., Jan. 4
OREGON STATE at ARIZONA, 1 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)>
OREGON at ARIZONA STATE 3 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)>
CALIFORNIA at Georgia, 2:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 5
WASHINGTON STATE at UCLA, 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON at USC, 2 p.m.
Pepperdine at STANFORD, 2 p.m.
All game times local to site.
UPCOMING TV GAMES
Jan. 3 - Oklahoma at STANFORD, 7 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)
Jan. 4 - OREGON STATE at ARIZONA, 1 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)
Jan. 4 - OREGON at ARIZONA STATE 3 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)
Jan. 11 - ARIZONA at WASHINGTON, 8 p.m. (FOX Sports NW)
Jan. 12 - USC at UCLA, Noon (FOX Sports Net)
PAC-10 MEDIA SERVICES: All Pac-10 press releases can be found online by accessing www.pac-10.org. Statistical information and standings are also available on the site, as well as Pac-10 Player of the Week and 2003 Pac-10 Tournament information.
WEEKLY E-MAIL LIST: If you would like to receive the weekly Pac-10 women's basketball release via e-mail, provide Julie Reuvers of the Pac-10 office with your e-mail address.
ONLINE COLUMNS: Visit www.pac-10.org for weekly columns on Pac-10 women's basketball by long-time women's basketball writer Dick Rockne of the Seattle-Post Intelligencer and Fox Sports Net color analyst Mary Murphy. The schedule for the online column is: Nov. 6, Dec. 18 and every Wednesday afternoon from Jan. 8-Mar. 12.
CALLING ALL COACHES: Pac-10 head women's basketball coaches will be available on a media teleconference each week during Conference play, with an additional preseason call scheduled in December. Each coach is scheduled to be on the line for five minutes with the calls starting at 9:30 a.m. PST. In addition, a taped replay will be available at 4 p.m. PST following the call and will be available until the next call. Media members may call the Pac-10 office to receive the media-only number for both the live teleconference and taped replay. Teleconferences are scheduled for: Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, Mon., Mar. 3.
Call Schedule (PST)
9:30 a.m. Moderator opens call9:35 a.m. Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona St.9:40 a.m. Joan Bonvicini, Arizona9:45 a.m. Sherri Murrell, Washington State9:50 a.m. June Daugherty, Washington9:55 a.m. Chris Gobrecht, USC10:00 a.m. Kathy Olivier, UCLA10:05 a.m. Judy Spoelstra, Oregon State10:10 a.m. Bev Smith, Oregon10:15 a.m. Caren Horstmeyer, California10:20 a.m. Tara VanDerveer, Stanford
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
STANFORD sophomore guard Kelley Suminski has been named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 23-29.
Suminski, from Chester, N.J., averaged 19.5 points, 7.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds as sixth-ranked Stanford jumped out to a 2-0 start in Pac-10 play with home wins over Arizona State and No. 21 Arizona. On the week, Suminski shot 50.0 percent from the field (11-of-22), 57.1 percent from 3-point range and drained 13 of 14 free throws (.929).
In the 80-63 win over the Sun Devils Dec. 27, Suminski scored a career-high 25 points, including 18 in the first half. She went 8-of-13 from the floor and was a perfect 3-of-3 from long range and 6-of-6 from the line. In the 82-74 come-from-behind victory over the Wildcats Dec. 29, Suminski notched 14 points and tied a career high with eight assists. She recorded 10 points and six assists in the second half, as the Cardinal rallied from a 13-point deficit to record their second win over a Top-25 opponent this season.
Stanford (8-1 overall, 2-0 Pac-10) continues its homestand when No. 19 Oklahoma visits Maples Pavilion Friday at 7 p.m. The game will be televised live on FOX Sports Net.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Suminski's career and the 47th all-time selection for the defending Pac-10 Champion Cardinal.
ALSO NOMINATED: LaTasha O'Keith, CAL; Carolyn Ganes, ORE; Brina Chaney, OSU; Loree Payne, WASH.
2002-03 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Dec. 2- Shawntinice Polk, ARIZ; Dec. 9- Giuliana Mendiola, WASH; Dec. 16- Jill Noe, ASU; Dec. 22-Shawntinice Polk, ARIZ; Dec. 29- Kelley Suminski, STAN.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Dec. 27
ARIZONA 85, CALIFORNIA 63
ARIZ: Wheeler-29 pts/13-16 FG; CAL: Gregory-15 pts
STANFORD 80, ARIZONA STATE 63
STAN: Suminski-25 pts/7 ast; ASU: Denson-18 pts
UCLA 93, OREGON 68
UCLA: Blue-26 pts/5 ast; ORE: Ganes-20 pts/5 reb
OREGON STATE 63, USC 61
OSU: Chapman-18 pts; USC: Hollans-20 pts/3 stl
Sat., Dec. 28
WASHINGTON 77, WASHINGTON STATE 69
WASH: Payne-29 pts/8-8 FT; WSU: Perry-17 pts/9 ast
Sun., Dec. 29
STANFORD 82, ARIZONA 74
STAN: Kimyacioglu-19 pts/5 3FG; ARIZ: Warren-25 pts
CALIFORNIA 72, ARIZONA STATE 67
CAL: O'Keith-18 pts; ASU: Noe- 21 pts
UCLA 58, OREGON STATE 54
UCLA: Greco-29 pts/5 reb; OSU: Chaney-15 pts/12 reb
OREGON 79, USC 73
ORE: Davis-18 pts/6 ast; USC: Hoffman-25 pts/7 reb
DOUBLE-DOUBLESShawntinice Polk, ARIZ (8) 8
Cathrine Kraayeveld, ORE (17) 6
Ebony Hoffman, USC (17) 5
Brina Chaney, OSU (6) 3
Bianca McCall (2) 2
Amy Denson, ASU (2) 2
Aisha Hollans, USC (7) 2
Kristen Kovesdy, ASU (2) 2
Azella Perryman, STAN (4) 2
T'Nae Thiel, STAN (3) 2
Krista Warren, ARIZ (7) 2
Nikki Blue, UCLA (1) 1
Hollye Chapman, OSU 1
Brandi Davis, ORE (1) 1
Candace Fields, WSU (1) 1
Whitney Jones, UCLA (3) 1
Sarah Keeler, WASH (1) 1
Andrea Lalum, WASH (9) 1
Giuliana Mendiola, WASH (6) 1
Jill Noe, ASU (1) 1
Julia Pitts, UCLA (1) 1
Chelsea Trotter, STAN (1) 1
Krystal Turner, OSU (1) 1
Michelle Greco, UCLA 1
Cathrine Kraayeveld, ORE 1
Michelle Greco, UCLA 5
Nikki Blue, UCLA 4
Ebony Hoffman, USC 4
Carolyn Ganes, ORE 2
Cathrine Kraayeveld, ORE 2
Andrea Lalum, WASH 2
Giuliana Mendiola, WASH 2
Jill Noe, ASU 2
Loree Payne, WASH 2
Shawntinice Polk, ARIZ 2
Kelley Suminski, STAN 2
Krista Warren, ARIZ 2
Dee-Dee Wheeler, ARIZ 2
Rachel Woodward, USC 2
Emily Autrey, WASH 1
Brandi Davis, ORE 1
Aisha Hollans, USC 1
Kristin Iwanaga, CAL 1
Whitney Jones, UCLA 1
Kylan Loney, ASU 1
Azella Perryman, STAN 1
Julia Pitts, UCLA 1