February 09, 2007

Cardinal crushes Cougars

Cougars offer perfect remedy for all that ails

By:Michelle Smith, San Francisco Chronicle

Before Thursday night's game against Washington State, Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer said she felt like she was starting anew.

Her team was moving forward after its first Pac-10 loss of the season -- Sunday's 72-57 loss to Cal, the program's first Pac-10 home loss in 50 games -- and the loss of starting point guard JJ Hones to a season-ending knee injury.

But by the time the final buzzer sounded, a sense of familiarity had returned. The No. 11-ranked Cardinal did as they usually do, manhandling the last-place Cougars in a 60-34 victory at Maples Pavilion. (More ...)

Stanford crushes Washington State

By:Dylan Hernandez, Mercury News

Stanford's latest victory was over a last-place team to which it had never lost -- but it was important.

Behind freshman center Jayne Appel's first collegiate double-double, the No. 11 Cardinal women blew by Washington State 60-34 at Maples Pavilion on Thursday. (More ...)

Cardinal Defense Crushes Cougars

By: Scott Bland, The Stanford Daily

The No. 11 Stanford women’s basketball team defeated Washington State 60-34 at Maples Pavilion on Thursday night to improve to 44-0 all-time against the Cougars. Freshman center Jayne Appel scored 19 points to lead all players and added 14 rebounds for the first double-double of her career.

“We played with a purpose,” Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer said. “We wanted to get the ball inside, and I thought people were working really hard to get Jayne the ball.” (More ...)

Stanford Women Win

By: Rick Eymer, Palo Alto Weekly

Stanford freshman Jayne Appel literally played at a higher level than any other player on the court in the 11th-ranked Cardinal’s 60-34 Pac-10 victory over visiting Washington State on Thursday night.

Appel, all 6-foot-4 of her with a wingspan that seems like it’s seven feet wide, dominated the paint to the tune of 19 points (on 8-of-14 shooting) and a season-high 14 rebounds in just 22 minutes. (More ...)

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