Ducks Drop No. 19 Brigham Young
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Kayla Steen hit a layup with 1:08 to go to put Oregon ahead, and the Ducks held on to defeat No. 19 Brigham Young 80-77 Saturday night, handing the Cougars their first loss of the season.
BYU (5-1) led throughout the second half until Oregon freshman post player Carolyn Ganes tied it with a foul shot at 4:25. The Ducks (3-3) wrestled to stay ahead until Steen's layup put them up for good at 78-77.
Cathrine Kraayeveld tied a career-high with 26 points to go with 12 rebounds for Oregon, and Ganes added a career-best 25 points for the Ducks, who led by as many as seven points in the first half. It marked Kraayeveld's second straight double-double and fourth of the season.
The Cougars were led by Erin Thorn with 20 points, and Danielle Cheesman with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The Ducks were playing without guard Shaquala Williams, suspended this week for disciplinary reasons. Her return is uncertain.
Brigham Young led by as many as 12 points in the second half on Thorn's 3-pointer with 13:37 to go.
Senior point guard Kourtney Shreve ran the offense in the second half and finished with a career-high-tying seven assists, including no turnovers. Entering the game, Shreve hadn't recorded an assist in five contests.
Ganes and Kraayeveld were selected co-MVP's of the Pape' Jam.
The Ducks, who are 5-0 in the Pape' Jam, next take on Santa Clara on Sun., Dec. 15, at McArthur Court. Tipoff is at 1 p.m.