January 21, 2017

Karlie joins elite group

Senior guard Karlie Samuelson has some distinguished company in the Stanford women’s basketball record book. During the team’s 73-46 defeat of Arizona in Maples on Jan. 20, she logged her 201st career 3-pointer.

She’s tied for seventh all-time with Nicole Powell, ’04, with 201. No doubt she’ll move up as the season progresses.

The record for 3’s is held by Candice Wiggins, ’08,  with 295, followed by Jeanette Pohlen, ’11, with 268 and Karlie’s sister Bonnie, ’15, with 237.

Fourth on the list is Vanessa Nygard, ’98, with 210. She’s followed by Kelly Suminski, ’05, with 208 and Sebnem Kimyacioglu,’05, with 205.

Karlie hit her 200th trey on a buzzer beater at the end of the third quarter. Her 3’s were among eight scored by the team. Adding to that total were senior forward Erica “Bird” McCall, junior guard Brittany McPhee, senior guard Briana Roberson and sophomore forward Alanna Smith, all with one each.

The game was essentially decided at the end of the first quarter when Stanford led 28-6, a 22-point margin. Likewise, the half ended 45-23, up 22 points. The third ended 63-36, up 27. The final score, 73-46, kept the margin at 27.

Starting the game for the Cardinal were Bird, Karlie, Brittany, Bri and freshman forward Nadia Fingall.

Much to the delight of the bench, all 11 available players had seen action by the end of the game, and all but sophomore guard Marta Sniezek had scored. Marta compensated for her lack of points by dishing out a game-high seven assists. She also had two rebounds and a steal.

Sophomore center Shannon Coffee was in street clothes and didn’t play. Freshman guard Anna Wilson wasn’t seen. Head coach Tara VanDerveer said after the game that Anna wasn’t feeling well.

Karlie led the scoring with 15 points to go with seven rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. Bird and Britt had 13 each.  Junior forward Kaylee Johnson and Alanna both had 9. Like Karlie, Kaylee snared seven rebounds.

The team out-rebounded Arizona 44-27 and had the edge in assists, 19-8. Arizona was slightly better at hanging onto the ball, logging 16 turnovers, while Stanford had 17.

Next up is Arizona State at 3 p.m. Jan. 22. That game will be enlivened by the annual visit of the agility dogs during the half.

Tara helped to promote that game with a video of a coaching session with three dogs as her audience.

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