Women's Basketball Cruises To 94-68 Exhibition Victory
Nov. 4, 2001
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University's women's basketball team cruised to a 94-68 victory against KSC Szedszard in Sunday night's exhibition game.
OSU never trailed in the contest, jumping out to an early 11-1 lead over the opening five minutes. KSC Szedszard managed to get back in the game and keep things close by nailing six 3-pointers in the opening frame.
Eva Stotkovich buried a shot from beyond the arc to narrow the OSU lead to 35-31 at the 3:56 mark but the Beavers reeled off 11 straight points to close out the half and take a 50-36 lead into the locker room. All-America candidate Felicia Ragland buried a pair of 3-pointers in the stretch and finished the opening half with a team-high 18 points and five rebounds.
Oregon State was sizzling from the field in the frame, knocking down 19-of-37 shots (51-percent), including a 5-of-9 clip from 3-point range.
'I thought this was a very good test,' commented OSU head coach Judy Spoelstra. 'The Hungry team is a good team, I don't know if they played as well as they could tonight because at the beginning of the game our kids really played pretty tough defense and really got after it. We played the passing lanes well and got some good deflections and I think that frustrated their team.'
The Beavers continued to add to their lead in the second period with 11 different players seeing action.
OSU's balanced attack saw five players reach double figures in scoring with Ragland's 26 points and seven rebounds leading the way. Sophomore post Hollye Chapman scored 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting and a perfect 7-of-7 clip from the free throw line. Sophomore Brina Chaney knocked down all six of her field goals in the second half to finish with 12 points while junior Michelle Estell buried 3-of-4 3-point attempts and finished with 12 points. Freshman Juleen Smith sparked the OSU offense, burying 4-of-8 field goals and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc, to finish with 10 points in her debut as a Beaver. Fellow freshman Jasmine Wilson finished with four points on a 4-for-6 clip from the free throw line.
Stotkovich led four KSC Szekszard players that reached double figures in scoring, with 16 points.
Oregon State maintained a 45-30 edge on the boards including a commanding 25-10 advantage on the offensive glass.
The Beavers open regular season action on Friday when they host Loyola Marymount University in the preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.