Tomorrow the No. 7 ranked women’s basketball team opens their regular season at home against UC Davis. This will also mark the start of Coach Tara VanDerveer’s 40th season as a collegiate head coach. After throttling Vanguard 87-36 last Thursday at home in an exhibition game, with 12 players scoring, the Cardinal is ready to begin their season.
No. 7 Stanford women’s basketball opened their unofficial season in a 87-36 blowout against the Vanguard Lions Thursday evening in Maples Pavilion for their preseason exhibition. Having lost only two seniors from last season, the team’s depth combined with fresh talent, including twin freshmen Lacie and Lexi Hull, will make for a tenacious season. Lexi led the team in total points, scoring 11 in her first game with Stanford.
The Daily’s Sally Egan sat down with three returning women’s basketball players, sophomore guard Kianna Williams, senior forward Alana Smith and junior guard Dijonai Carrington to get their thoughts on this upcoming season.
Laura Anderson, Ellie Chen and Gregory Block discuss the performance of Stanford women’s basketball last weekend in Columbus, and what the team can do moving forward.
Renewing with Final Four play for the first time since 2014, Stanford women’s basketball brought the school chills during their playoff run, climaxing with McCall’s game saving block with less than two seconds left on the clock against Notre-Dame during the team’s final win of the season in the Elite 8.
This weekend, No. 13 Stanford women’s basketball (17-3, 7-1 Pac-12) once again relied on veteran leadership for strong defensive performances en route to grabbing two victories while hosting both Arizona schools. The Cardinal women first held the Arizona Wildcats (11-7, 2-5) to 32 percent from the field and followed up that performance by holding No. 18 Sun Devils (14-5, 5-3) to a suffocating 29 percent, ensuring season series sweeps for the Stanford.
After crushing top-25 ranked George Washington (3-1) 84-63 over the weekend, No. 13 Stanford women’s basketball (3-1) fell on Monday — despite a late comeback attempt — to unranked Santa Clara (2-2) 61-58, marking the team’s first loss of the season. While Saturday’s defeat over the Colonials was the program’s largest over a top-25 opponent…