February 05, 2007

Cal makes it a rivalry again

Stanford women lose Hones, Pac-10 win streak

By: Rick Eymer, Palo Alto Weekly

Stanford lost its point guard in the first minute and then lost its shooting touch as No. 21 California stunned the eighth-ranked Cardinal, 72-57, in a Pac-10 women’s basketball contest on Sunday.

Stanford (11-1, 19-4) had its 17-game winning stopped, and its 52-game home conference streak also came to a crushing halt. (More ...)

Cal women conquer Stanford at Maples

By: Michelle Smith, San Francisco Chronicle

This will be a game that neither Cal nor Stanford soon will forget.

The 21st-ranked Bears women fondly will recall the excitement and exuberance of the celebration following a 72-57 victory over No. 8 Stanford at Maples Pavilion on Sunday, ending a 14-game losing streak to their rivals and snapping the Cardinal's 50-game home Pac-10 winning streak.

Stanford, meanwhile, will remember that the afternoon started badly and simply got worse. Less than a minute into the game, starting point guard JJ Hones left the floor with what might be a season-ending knee injury, and the Cardinal fell apart in historic fashion. (More ...)

Cal make it a rivalry again

By: Dylan Hernandez, Mercury News

Coach Joanne Boyle called No. 21 Cal's 72-57 victory over No. 8 Stanford "the biggest win in the history of our program." Point guard Natasha Vital proclaimed the triumph would mark the start of "a real good rivalry in the Bay Area."

Stanford (19-4, 11-1) lost more than its first conference game this season. Starting point guard JJ Hones crumpled to the floor, clutching her left knee only 45 seconds into the game. Hones sat out the rest of the game because of what was called a sprain, but Coach Tara VanDerveer feared something considerably worse. (More ...)

Womens' hoops stunned by No. 21 Cal

By: Christian Torres, The Stanford Daily

For the No. 8 Stanford women?s basketball team, yesterday brought both the end of one era and the start of another. After 17 straight wins, the Cardinal women were upset, 72-57, by No. 21 California, which broke its own streak of 14-straight losses to Stanford for the beginning of a “real” Bay-Area rivalry.

"When people talk about a rivalry, you've got to win some of them," said Golden Bears head coach Joanne Boyle, who called the game the biggest win in our program's history. (More ...)

A Cardinal Calamity

By: Warren Grimes, The Bootleg

Shortly before the Super Bowl kicked off Sunday, a 72-57 upset of #8-ranked Stanford at Maples Pavilion sent shockwaves through the Pac-10 and women's college basketball. #21 Cal dared the Cardinal to shoot from outside, with alarming success, while muscling and outhustling Stanford on the boards. Stanford also lost starting point guard JJ Hones to injury on a calamitous afternoon on The Farm (More ...)

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