Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stanford Undefeated in PAC-10 Play

Saw the Stanford Women’s basketball team beat Oregon State today. It’s hard to get excited if C and R don’t see the game live and in person or on TV. Needless to say we did neither for this game. Reading the news, C and R saw Kayla Pedersen had another step up in her game, scoring a season high 21 points and going three for three from three point land! Oregon is 0-8 in the PAC-10 coming into this contest and they gave Stanford a little game, going on a 9-2 run after Stanford jumped to a 12-0 start. Again, we wonder if Stanford let their guard down playing an uninspiring team. Of course, when the score got to be 14-9 Stanford, Jeanette Pohlen made four straight three pointers. Jeanette would finish with 15 points, all on three-point baskets. Stanford seems to be saying, we match how you play and then we do it better.

Noticed freshmen guard Toni Kokenis was kept out of the line up, although the news sites did not say why. She has been kept out of the previous two games because she got hit in the head in the UCLA game. Hope the headaches have stopped.

Speaking of the news, Tara was quoted as saying:
"Jeanette is having an All-American year," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. "Then our inside game with Chiney and (Nneka Ogwumike). Kayla Pedersen has just been our steady-rock player. Those four, and then whoever we put with them."

Ouch. R felt the comment minimized the hard work Lindy has put in to get the last starting position. It was funny, we looked up the minutes played per player and Lindy got the third most minutes this game, second to Kayla and Jeanette. Is there no one else who can play the off-guard position or is Lindy building trust with Tara?

Final score was 74-44, and Oregon State was only the second conference opponent to hold Stanford to fewer than 78 points, yet we blow out other, better teams by larger margins even when distracted by fancy floors with trees….

Next two games are out of town in Washington and not on TV again, boo hoo.

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