Women's Basketball Hosts Civil War On Saturday

Jan. 13, 2003

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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS OREGON ON SATURDAY; CIVIL WAR CONTEST WILL TIP-OFF AT 7 P.M. ; GAME WILL BE TELEVISED LIVE ON THE BEAVER SPORTS NETWORK

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003
Oregon at OSU
7 p.m. PST, Corvallis, OR
(Gill Coliseum)
Radio broadcast on KEJO (1240 AM)
(TELEVISED ON BEAVER SPORTS NETWORK)

OREGON STATE BEAVERS (8-7 overall; 2-4 Pac-10)
G #10 Leilani Estavan, 5-7, Jr.,(9.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 4.9 apg.)
G #14 Jessica Jones, 5-8, So., (2.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.0 apg.)
G #24 Mandy Close, 5-11, Fr., (4.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.1 apg.)
F #45 Hollye Chapman, 6-2, Jr., (11.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.3 apg.)
C #42 Brina Chaney, 6-5, Jr., (9.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.3 bpg.)

OREGON DUCKS (6-9 overall; 2-4 Pac-10)
G #4 Kayla Steen, 5-8, Jr., (5.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.9 apg)
G #12 Alissa Edwards, 5-7, Sr., (6.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.1 apg.)
G #21 Brandi Davis, 6-0, So., (10.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.1 apg.)
F #15 Carolyn Ganes, 6-3, Fr.,(10.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.5 apg.)
F #44 Andrea Bills, 6-3, So., (10.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.4 apg.)

A GLANCE AT OREGON: University of Oregon enters Saturday's Civil War sponsored by the Northwest Dodge Dealers, with a 6-9 overall record and a 2-4 mark in the Pac-10. The Ducks will be playing without forward Cathrine Kraayeveld who has missed six games with a staph infection in her knee. Sophomore newcomer Brandi Davis and freshman Carolyn Ganes are leading the squad in scoring with 10.3 points each. Sophomore post Andrea Bills also averages double figures in scoring with 10.2 points and pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game. Oregon has six active players averaging at least 5.0 points per outing. The Ducks have struggled on the boards, pulling down just 33.7 rebounds compared to their opponents' 38.3 clip. Nine different players have attempted a shot from beyond the 3-point arc and the squad has hit 95-of-258 treys for 36.8 percent. UO averages 67.3 points per game compared to its opponents' 74.5 points. Oregon has recorded Pac-10 victories against USC and California - the same schools Oregon State has knocked off.

STATISTICALLY SPEAKING: How Oregon State stacks up statistically with Oregon:

                            OSU	UOPoints per game	         56.4	67.3Points allowed per game	55.9	74.5Field goal percentage	39.1	43.73-pt field goal percent	21.3	36.8Free throw percentage	64.9	63.5Rebounds per game	         38.3	33.7Assists per game	         14.2	14.9Steals per game	         7.7	6.9

THE CIVIL WAR: University of Oregon leads the all-time series with Oregon State 47-14. The Ducks have won 15 of the last 18 meetings. Oregon State recorded its first victory in 12 meetings when the Beavers registered a 61-53 win in Eugene on Jan. 19, 2002. Prior to that victory, the most recent Beaver win was a 58-57 victory at Gill Coliseum during the 1995-96 season. Oregon recorded an 84-83 overtime win on senior day in Corvallis on Feb. 16, 2002 and then rallied to beat the Beavers, 50-48, on Mar. 17, 2002 in the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. In her tenure as head coach at OSU, Judy Spoelstra has a record of 2-13 against Oregon. The Ducks have won six straight in Corvallis.

LAST TIME OUT AGAINST OREGON: Cathrine Kraayeveld scored on a layup with 4.4 seconds remaining, as Oregon rallied from 12-points down in the second half to defeat Oregon State 50-48 in the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Mar. 17, 2002. Juleen Smith had a 3-point attempt fall short as the buzzer sounded. The Ducks advanced in tournament play and eventually won the WNIT Championship. The Beavers missed their final five shots of the game and failed to score over the last 4:24. Oregon shot only 33-percent from the field in the game, including nine-percent from the 3-point line, making just 2-of-22 attempts. Oregon State didn't fare any better, making only 32-percent of its shots, including 23-percent in the second half which opened the door for the Ducks comeback. Kraayeveld finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for Oregon, who trailed 29-19 at halftime, while Shaquala Williams and Jamie Craighead added 10 points apiece. Hollye Chapman led the Beavers with 13 points, while Smith scored 12. Senior guard Felicia Ragland was held to 11 points, but led all players with 14 rebounds. The double-double was the 18th of Ragland's career and fifth consecutive against Oregon.

MORE WAR: Oregon State's Civil War victory against University of Oregon on Jan. 19, 2002 broke a 12-game losing streak for the Beavers against the Ducks. The win also marked the first Oregon State victory on McArthur Court in nine years.

A NUMBERS GAME - JUST FOR KICKS: Oregon State returns six players that saw action in last year's season-ending 50-48 loss to University of Oregon. The Ducks return four active players (Cathrine Kraayeveld is excluded) for Saturday's contest who participated in the Mar. 17, 2002 Civil War. The six Beaver players combined for 35 points, 21 rebounds and 153 minutes played. In contrast, the four Duck players combined for 12 points, 19 rebounds and 50 minutes played.

STATS GO OUT THE WINDOW - IT'S CIVIL WAR: The team that has won the rebounding battle and made the most free throws in the last three Civil War matchups has come out on the losing end. One other statistic that has remained constant in the last three Civil War meetings - the team with the highest field goal percentage has recorded the victory.

FAST FACT: The last five Civil War games have been decided by an average of 7.4 points. The last two meetings have been decided by a basket in the final 4 seconds of the contest.

TV TIME: Saturday's Civil War game will be televised live on the Beaver Sports Network. Stations airing the game include: KVAL (Eugene-Corvallis), KPDX (Portland), KPIC (Roseburg) and KCBY (Coos Bay). Todd McKim and Scott Lynn will serve as announcers.

WEAR ORANGE AND BRING FOOD: Fans that wear orange to Saturday's Civil War game will receive $2 off general admission or reserved seating. The Oregon State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will kick-off its winter food drive in the lobby of Gill Coliseum prior to the Civil War contest. Fans that bring two cans of food or make a monetary donation, will receive a free small popcorn from the concession stand, courtesy of Sodexho Marriott. The food collected will go to the Linn-Benton Food Share.

LOOKING BACK AT CALIFORNIA: Oregon State rolled to a 68-37 victory against University of California in front of a season-high 1,052 fans at Gill Coliseum on Saturday. OSU opened the second half on a 16-0 run and Cal missed its first 12 shots of the frame, failing to score until the 11:49 mark. Ten different Beaver players scored on the night, led by Brina Chaney's 13 points and game-high 13 rebounds. The double-double was the seventh of Chaney's career. The 6-5 post also had four blocked shots in 26 minutes of action. Hollye Chapman finished with 12 points and three blocks, while Leilani Estavan had 12 points, six rebounds and a season-high nine assists. Senior Michelle Smith buried 3-of-4 field goals for a season-high seven points. As a team, Oregon State had its best shooting night of the season, knocking down 30-of-58 shots for 52-percent. The Bears shot just 14-percent in the second half and finished the game with an 11-of-51 clip for 22-percent. OSU held a 40-34 rebounding edge. Former Beaver guard Felicia Ragland (1999-02) had her No. 34 jersey retired in a pregame ceremony.

LOOKING BACK AT No. 6 STANFORD: Hollye Chapman's game-high 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting weren't enough, as No. 6 ranked Stanford University survived with a 62-51 victory against Oregon State on Jan. 9. The Beavers recorded their best to date field goal shooting night of the season, hitting 49-percent (23-for-47) from the field, but Stanford used an 18 to 1 advantage in scoring at the free throw line to secure the victory. For the game, the Cardinal buried 18-of-21 from the stripe compared to just a 1-for-3 clip for the Beavers. Chapman's layup at the 8:48 mark of the second half pulled OSU within two points (48-46) but sophomore Chelsea Trotter scored seven straight points to lead Stanford's 16-5 game-closing run. The Beavers tied the game at 23 when Leilani Estavan hit a 3-pointer with five minutes left in the first half. The Cardinal answered with a 7-0 run and held a 34-27 lead at the break.

INJURY UPDATE: Oregon State freshman guard Anita Rivera will undergo a MRI on Tuesday after injuring her right knee in a collision during Saturday's game against University of California. Rivera has seen action in 10 games for OSU and is averaging just over one rebound per outing.

NOW AND THEN: Oregon State has a current record of 8-7 overall and 2-4 in the Pac-10. After 15 games last season, the Beavers also had an 8-7 overall record but boasted a 4-2 Pac-10 mark, with wins against UCLA, Washington State and a sweep of the Arizona schools.

FIRST TO 20: Junior Hollye Chapman tallied a season-high 22 points on 10-of-13 (77-percent) shooting against No. 6 Stanford on Jan. 9. The 6-2 post is the first Beaver player to surpass the 20-point barrier this season. Chapman has scored 20-plus points four times in her career.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE: Junior post Brina Chaney recorded her seventh career double-double with 13 points and a game-high 13 rebounds against California on Saturday. The 6-5 Bothell, WA, native also had four blocked shots against the Bears. Chaney has four double-doubles this season with three coming against Pac-10 opponents.

HOT SHOTS: Oregon State posted back-to-back season-high shooting games against the Bay Area teams last week. The Beavers buried 23-of-47 field goals for 49-percent against No. 6 ranked Stanford University on Jan. 9. Oregon State shot a season-best 52-percent (30-of-58) against California on Saturday. Prior to the game against the Golden Bears, OSU's top four shooting performances of the season had all been in a losing effort.

BIG WIN: Not only did Saturday's 68-37 victory against University of California break a four-game Oregon State losing streak, but the 31-point win was the largest for the Beavers this season. The margin of victory was the largest for OSU since knocking off UCLA, 77-36 (41 points) on Jan. 24, 2002 in Corvallis.

DID YOU KNOW: Freshman Mandy Close has made 13 consecutive appearances in the starting lineup...Forward Hollye Chapman ranks second on the team in assists with 35...Hollye Chapman has hit a team-high 15 3-point field goals....Oregon State is 7-0 when it leads at the half...The Beavers are 0-4 when tied at the half...Oregon State is 2-0 when Leilani Estavan leads the team in scoring...Brina Chaney's four double-doubles on the season rank 4th in the Pac-10...Brina Chaney leads the Pac-10 in blocked shots during conference games with 14...Leilani Estavan entered the week leading the Pac-10 in assists with 4.87 per game...Oregon State has lost six straight games to University of Oregon in Gill Coliseum...Oregon State has blocked seven or more shots in four games this season...The Beavers rank 1st in the Pac-10 and 24th in the nation for scoring defense, holding their opponents to just 55.9 points per game...OSU is shooting 39-percent from the field for the season and 43-percent during Pac-10 games...Oregon State is currently 7-2 in Gill Coliseum; the Beavers have recorded seven or more wins in Gill 20 times, dating back to the 1978-79 season.

PAC-10 TOURNAMENT: The 2002-03 season will conclude with the State Farm Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament to be played at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA on March 7-10. The tournament's winner will receive the Pac-10's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Tickets may be purchased through the Oregon State ticket office at 1-800-GOBEAVS.

PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE COACHES POLL: For the second consecutive year, Oregon State was tabbed to finish in seventh place in the 2002-03 Pacific-10 Conference race, as voted on by the Pac-10 coaches. The Beavers received 40 points in the voting, while Stanford, who went undefeated in conference play last season, was predicted to repeat as champion with 90 points and nine first place votes. OSU's 2001-02 fourth place finish was its highest since 1995-96, when the squad finished second.

CLOSING IN ON RECORDS: Junior post Brina Chaney moved into sole possession of 7th place in the OSU record book for blocked shots after matching her career-best with six swats against UCLA on Dec. 29. Chaney has 105 blocked shots in her career. The 6-5 post needs 11 swats to move into 5th place in the record book and pass Brenda Arbuckle's (1984-87) total of 115. Junior guard Leilani Estavan ranks in 8th place for assists in the OSU record book. The 5-7 guard has 386 career assists. Estavan needs 36 dishes to climb up the ladder to 7th place on the all-time list and pass Chelle Flamoe's (1986-89) total of 421.

STREAKS TO WATCH: Junior guard Leilani Estavan is the only Oregon State returning player to start all 32 games last season. Estavan closed out the 2000-01 campaign with eight straight starts, giving her a current streak of 55 consecutive appearances in the starting five.

IN GILL: The Beavers have won 72 of their last 113 (.637) games played at Gill Coliseum. Over the last nine seasons OSU is 88-45 in the friendly confines of Gill.

NON-CONFERENCE RECORD: Oregon State has an all-time non-conference record of 237-124 dating back to the 1976-77 season for a .657 percentage.

ON THE BENCH: Assistant coach Todd Corman returns for his second year on the Beaver bench after spending 10 seasons as the head coach at Loyola Marymount University and more recently, six years at the helm of Albertson College. Jualeah Woods enters her third year on the Oregon State staff, assuming second assistant coaching duties in July. Heath Alexander joins the coaching staff as an assistant coach after spending the 2001-02 season as director of operations. Mary Kincaid, a 14-year coaching veteran, joins the staff for her first year as operations director.

HEAD COACH JUDY SPOELSTRA: Judy Spoelstra has a record of 103-112 in her eight seasons at the helm for Oregon State. Spoelstra has recorded a 201-180 overall record while in her 14th season as a collegiate head coach, her first six being at Montana State. She picked up career win No. 200 against USC on Dec. 27, 2002. Spoelstra has led the Beavers to back-to-back postseason tournament appearances in the WNIT. At the conclusion of the 1999-00 season, Spoelstra was named Pacific-10 Conference Coach of the Year.

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