Women's Basketball Takes Care Of Portland

Nov. 24, 2000

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Kourtney Shreve scored 15 points and Ndidi Unaka cameoff the bench to add 12, sparking No. 14 Oregon to an 80-56 victory againstPortland Friday night.

Unaka led an Oregon (3-0) bench that scored 38 points. The reserve forwardwas 5-for-6 from the field and also had four rebounds, three assists and fivesteals.

Tami Standish scored 20 points for the Pilots (2-1), who committed 27turnovers and made only 35.5 percent of their shots.

It was Portland's 10th straight loss at McArthur Court, while Oregon won its23rd consecutive win in its home-opener.

The Ducks shot 53 percent from the field but were also hampered by 26turnovers, six more than their season average of 20 coming into the game.

Oregon opened the game missing its first six shots before Brianne Meharrymade a layup at 16:32 to spark a 9-0 run as the Ducks went up 9-3.

The Pilots scored four of the next five points to pull within 10-7, butOregon went on a 16-0 run over the next seven minutes. Portland went 0-for-9from the field and turned the ball over eight times during that span.

Unaka added nine of her points near the end of the first half as Oregon tooka 39-18 lead into the locker room.

Oregon's lead was never less than 16 in the second half (50-34), when theDucks closed out the game up by 24 points.

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