Women's Basketball Wins 114-54 in Exhibition vs. Southern Oregon

Nov. 15, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - We know this much, folks. The University of Oregon women's basketball team can score. The Ducks had six players in double-figures Friday night en route to a 114-54 exhibition victory over Southern Oregon before 3,857 at McArthur Court.

Oregon sophomore guard Brandi Davis led the shooting barrage with a game-high 23 points, hitting 6-of-7 from 3-point range and 7-of-9 overall from the floor.

'I was feeling it tonight,' Davis said. 'I was feeling the jump shot and the game. I got a little feel of what it's like to play at the college level.'

The game served as a final tuneup before next Friday's regular-season opener against Gonzaga at McArthur Court. Tipoff will be at 5 p.m.

Davis also dished out a team-tying high six assists. When she wasn't dominating, it was freshman Carolyn Ganes (16 points), sophomore Andrea Bills (15 points), junior Cathrine Kraayeveld (12 points), sophomore Kedzie Gunderson and senior Shaquala Williams (each with 10), who got into the act.

'I'm impressed with our balanced scoring - everyone got into the game,' said Bills, who also grabbed nine rebounds as Oregon dominated the boards 48-22.

The Raiders, an NAIA Division II team from Ashland, fell into an early 16-0 hole to start the game before Adrienne Dolezal scored their first basket at the 15:21 mark. Southern Oregon forward Amy Tangedahl was the only Raider in double-digits with 11 points.

For the second straight game, all of Oregon's players scored as the team shot 55 percent from the field, including a 13-of-24 clip from long range, led by the hot-handed Davis.

'She's very exciting,' Smith said of the 6-foot Davis. 'She's got a magic touch and she's fun to watch. She's got that athleticism that makes it look easy for her. She certainly is a special player for us.'

Southern Oregon shot 48 percent in the first half, but were plagued by 18 turnovers. The Raiders, down by 27 with 10 minutes left before halftime, didn't allow the Ducks to extend that margin until the second half.

'In the first half, we became complacent offensively and defensively,' second-year Oregon coach Bev Smith said. 'They shot (well) in the first half and that is unacceptable for our defense. But, if you look at the stats, we played much better in the second half.

'We played a very hard-working team in Southern Oregon. They will be competitive at the NAIA level, and were a good opponent for us.'

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