Stanford coach still one shy of 800 wins

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CHICAGO --- Keisha Hampton scored 23 of her 27 points in the second, Felicia Chester had a career-high 24 and No. 22 DePaul routed No. 3 Stanford 91-71 on Thursday night, denying Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer her 800th career victory.

Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer is stuck on 799 wins after the third-ranked Cardinal lost to No. 22 DePaul.   Associated Press
Associated Press
Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer is stuck on 799 wins after the third-ranked Cardinal lost to No. 22 DePaul.

VanDerveer -- 799-196 in her 32nd season as a head coach -- had hoped to join Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt, C. Vivian Stringer and Sylvia Hatchell as women's college coaches with 800 wins. That milestone will have to wait and her next try will be a challenge when the Cardinal play against Summitt and Tennessee on Sunday.

After leading by only two at the half, DePaul broke away in the second with a 17-2 run and by hitting seven 3-pointers. The Blue Demons (13-1) have won 10 in a row.

Jeanette Pohlen led Stanford (6-1) with 23 points. The Cardinal played without senior Kayla Pedersen, who was kept out because of a head injury.

Pedersen, the No. 10 scorer and No. 4 rebounder in Stanford history, bumped her head while taking a charge in the first half of Sunday's game against Fresno State and did not return.

When she didn't take the floor Thursday night, it ended a string of 121 straight starts dating to the 2007-08 opener. The 6-foot-4 senior is averaging 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Joslyn Tinkle started in her place.

DePaul's win was especially pleasing for coach Doug Bruno. Both Stringer and Summitt got their 800th victories against DePaul.

AUBURN: The Lady Tigers were stuck in Washington because of a late fall snowstorm.

The team's media representative, Matt Crouch, says they are on an eight-day trip to Washington, Indianapolis and Chicago. They thought they were leaving Washington Thursday afternoon for Indianapolis.

Their first flight was canceled, and they waited six hours for another flight to Atlanta. Everyone boarded the plane, and then that flight was canceled, says 18-year-old Peyton Davis.

The group of 30 people stayed in Washington Thursday night. Their next game is Saturday at Purdue.


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