Davis' Career-High Five Three-Pointers Paces Women's Basketball Past Washington
Jan. 17, 2009
SEATTLE - Brittney Davis finished with a career-best five three-pointers to total a season-best 25 points as the Oregon State women's basketball team defeated Washington, 69-55, Saturday afternoon at Bank of America Arena.
Prior to Saturday's game, Davis' career-high from beyond the three-point line came against UC Irvine earlier this season. The 25 points surpassed her previous season high of 22 points achieved twice this season, most recently against UNLV on Dec. 15.
The senior was 8-for-12 from the field, highlighted by the five three-pointers. She was also 4-for-4 from the free-throw line.
Talisa Rhea also had a big game for the Beavers, totaling 15 points on the strength of three three-pointers.
The game marked Rhea's team-leading 10th this season in double-figures. The guard now has three straight games with 10 points or more.
The win improved Oregon State's record to 11-5 overall this season and 2-4 in Pacific-10 Conference. The Huskies, meanwhile, dropped to 5-10 overall and 1-4 against Pac-10 clubs this season.
Oregon State maintained the advantage in shooting and tied Washington in rebounding. The Beavers shot 45.7 percent to the Huskies' 42.9 percent. On the boards, the Beavers and Huskies both finished with 30 rebounds, with each teams grabbing 12.
The Beavers had their biggest lead of the first half when they went into their locker room for halftime. Davis nailed a jumper with 50 seconds remaining to cap off the half, and gave Oregon State a 23-point lead, 37-14.
Oregon State shot 54.2 percent from the field in the first half, while Washington managed just a 28.6 clip. Rebounds were close, with the Beavers holding a 15-12 advantage, with each team grabbing three offensively.
Davis' jumper capped off a 13-point half for the senior. She was 5-for-7 from the field and 3-for-4 from beyond the three-point line.
Rhea, meanwhile, also reached double digits in the first half alone, finishing with 10 points. The sophomore knocked down two three-pointers - the first of which placed her in sole possession of third place in Oregon State career history - to go along with two free throws.
Oregon State gets back into action Thursday night when the Beavers return to Corvallis to face California. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. PT start at legendary Gill Coliseum. It can be heard on KLOO 1340-AM in the Corvallis area and KKAD 1550-AM in Portland. It will also be live on the Internet by visiting osubeavers.com or Yahoo! Sports.
Oregon State Notes: The Beavers started their second straight lineup that consisted of Kirsten Tilleman, Tiffany Ducker, Brittney Davis, Mercedes Fox-Griffin and Talisa Rhea ... Mercedes Fox-Griffin shot Oregon State's first free throws because of a technical foul this season at the 12:33 mark of the first half after a 'T' on Laura McLellan ... Fox-Griffin was 1-of-2 on the opportunity ... Brittney Davis also shot two free throws on a Washington technical foul with 39.6 seconds remaining in the second half ... Talisa Rhea surpassed Leilani Estavan for sole possession of third place in Oregon State's record books for career three-pointers ... Rhea had 105 entering the game, and needs to reach 113 to tie Annette Mollerstrom, who reached that figure from 1992-96 ... Felicia Ragland (1999-2002) holds the school record with 178.
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