January 09, 2007

Brooke's hook is unbelievable

Smith Sparks Stanford

By: Michelle Smith, San Francisco Chronicle

If this was supposed to be a ho-hum Monday night game against a nonconference opponent, somebody forgot to tell Brooke Smith.

Smith was 14 of 17 from the field in 40 minutes -- matching her career high for field goals set in March in the NCAA Tournament against Oklahoma. She paid the price for her dominance, getting knocked around in a physical matchup with the Gamecocks, who regularly dish it out with some of the country's best teams in the SEC. (More ...)

Smith's hot shooting keys Stanford victory

By: Dylan Hernandez, Mercury News

The way Brooke Smith shot the ball Monday night for Stanford in its 69-54 victory over South Carolina, the visitors could only marvel at what they had seen.

Said Gamecocks guard Stacy Booker: "Her hook shot is unbelievable. I've never seen anything like that." (More ...)

Sloppy SEC Success

By: Haley Murphy, The Stanford Daily

After a month-long series of dominant wins, the No. 10 women’s basketball team opened its return to Maples Pavilion last night looking like shadows of their December selves. Although the Cardinal defeated the University of South Carolina 69-54, Stanford’s 15 turnovers allowed the Gamecocks to hang around.

What is more, the offensive balance that Stanford had recently established faded into the background of the Smith-Wiggins Show, in which senior center Brooke Smith starred with a season-high 28 points. Head coach Tara VanDerveer praised all aspects of Smith’s performance. (More ...)

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