Women's Basketball Falters in Corvallis

Jan. 18, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon women's basketball team fell to Oregon State, 67-51, in front of 4,572 fans at Gill Coliseum. The Ducks (6-10, 2-5) controlled the game for most of the first half, but the Beavers (9-7, 3-4) used a 20-2 run in the second half to seal the victory.

Things were looking good for the Ducks when Brandi Davis hit three consecutive three pointers with a little more than 15 minutes to play in the game, giving Oregon a 39-35 lead. Davis led the Ducks with 16 points, including four three pointers.

Oregon State countered by clamping down on defense and holding the Ducks scoreless for nearly seven minutes following Davis' last three. The Beavers outscored the Ducks 32-12 in the final 15 minutes.

'Oregon State has been able to do that to every team it has played,' Oregon head coach Bev Smith said. 'We got away from running things. It was a snowball that got pretty big by the end.'

Freshman Carolyn Ganes scored 12 points, including eight in the first half, and Kedzie Gunderson also finished in double figures with 10. Yadili Okwumabua came off the bench to score eight points.

The Ducks played without starting guard Kayla Steen, who sat out the game with a sore back. That left Oregon with only eight players for the game, and Oregon State took advantage.

The Beavers were led by Casey Bunn, a freshman off the bench, with 20 points. Hollye Chapman score 16 and tallied eight assists and eight rebounds, while Brina Chaney frustrated the Ducks with eight blocked shots.

Oregon will play Thursday at Washington at 7 p.m. The Ducks are looking for their first road win in conference play.

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