Women's Basketball Falls To Arizona State In Tempe
Feb. 7, 2009
TEMPE, Ariz. - Brittney Davis led the Oregon State women's basketball team with 17 points, but the Beavers lost to Arizona State, 65-54, Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena.
For Davis, it was her sixth straight games in double figures and has now led the team in scoring in the last three games and five of the last six. During the last six games, Davis is averaging 19.1 points per game.
Davis ended the game shooting 4-for-12 from the field, knocking down the team's only three-pointer. She was also 8-for-10 from the free-throw line.
Mercedes Fox-Griffin and Talisa Rhea also reached double figures for the Beavers. Fox-Griffin posted 12 points after hitting on four shots and four free throws. Rhea, meanwhile, ended the game with 10 points after five buckets.
Oregon State shot 36.5 percent from the field, while Arizona State was a little less than 53 percent. The Beavers had 20 attempts from the charity stripe, hitting on 15 (75 percent).
Oregon State forced 24 Arizona State turnovers, grabbing 11 steals in the process. Fox-Griffin led the team with a season-high five steals, the most by any Oregon State player in a game this season.
The Beavers (13-8 overall, 4-7 Pacific-10 Conference) got to within eight, 60-52, with 2:25 remaining in the second half after Davis knocked down one of her eight free throws. But the Sun Devils (17-6, 9-2) were able to hold the Beavers to just four points the rest of the way to hold on to the lead and pull out the win.
The loss snapped Oregon State's two-game win streak, coming after victories over Oregon and Arizona. It also snapped the Beavers' three-game win streak away from legendary Gill Coliseum.
Arizona State took a 31-14 lead into halftime. Fox-Griffin posted six points to lead the Beavers in the first half, while Rhea had four. Sybil Dosty led Arizona State with eight points, while Briann January had seven.
Dymond Simon led Arizona State with 19 points, while January had 15.
Oregon State now returns home to Corvallis to host the Washington schools next weekend. The Beavers square off against Washington Thursday night at legendary Gill Coliseum. The game starts at 7 p.m. PT and can be heard live by tuning into KTHH 990-AM in the Corvallis area and KKAD 1550-AM in Portland. The game can also be heard live on the Internet by tuning into Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) and Yahoo! Sports. Todd Mansfield will call all the action.
Oregon State Notes: The matchup was the 59th all-time between the teams and the 24th in Tempe ... The game was a 'Pink Zone' event to help raise awareness to finding a cure for breast cancer ... Sponsored by the WBCA, the event is held nationwide with Oregon State hosting its 'Pink Zone' game on Saturday next week against Washington State ... All fans who purchase the official Pink Zone t-shirt from Beaver Authentics and wear it to the game, will receive a free general admission ticket to the game a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.
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