Oregon State Women's Hoops Blows By Bruins, 77-36
Jan. 24, 2002
CORVALLIS, OR - Oregon State University's women's basketball team used a19-0 run over the final 4:23 of the first half to roll to a 77-36 victoryagainst UCLA on Thursday night.
With the win, Oregon State remains in a tie for second place in thePacific-10 Conference with a 7-3 league mark and an 11-9 overall record. TheBruins fall to 5-13 overall and just 2-8 in the Pac-10.
Both teams struggled shooting from the floor at the onset. UCLA didn't geton the scoreboard until nearly five minutes into the contest but the Beaversmanaged just six points in that stretch.
Shalada Allen's two free throws at the 5:10 mark brought the Bruins withinfour points (14-10) but the Beavers reeled off 19 straight points to closeout the half and take a 33-10 lead into the locker room.
The Bruins shot just 10-percent (2-of-20) in the first half and scored morepoints from the free throw line (6-of-12) than from the field. OSU hit46-percent of its shots in the opening frame and forced 17 UCLA turnovers.The second half was much of the same story. The Bruins closed within 20points (45-25) at the 13:07 mark but Felicia Ragland scored four straightpoints and Oregon State went on a 22-2 run to take their largest lead 67-27with 7:24 remaining.
The 41-point victory was OSU's largest ever against UCLA and the Beavers'largest Pac-10 victory since a 92-49 win against Arizona State on Feb. 26,1995.
UCLA's 36 points were the fewest scored by the Bruins in program history -their previous low was 41 points against Wayland Baptist during the 1975season.
'I think our players came out and really set the defensive tone,' said OSUhead coach Judy Spoelstra. 'We knew that we could run the floor to get someeasy points and our post players did a great job.'
All 10 Beaver players that suited up for the game scored, led by Ragland's19 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore post Brina Chaney had a career-high14 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor. Fellow posts Ericka Cook andHollye Chapman combined to hit 10-of-16 field goals for 10 points each.Leilani Estavan tallied a career-best seven steals and dished out threeassists.
Brianna Winn led the Bruins with nine points while Jalina Bradley pulleddown a game-high eight rebounds.
Both teams struggled holding onto the ball, as 54 turnovers were committedin the contest. UCLA had 33 miscues that led to 33 Oregon State points.Oregon State returns to action on Saturday when the Beavers host theUniversity of Southern California. Game-time is scheduled for 2 p.m.