Women's Basketball Concludes Homestand Friday Night Against Seattle
Dec. 17, 2009
Oregon State (6-2)
December 18, 2009 • 7 p.m. PT
Gill Coliseum (10,400)
Radio Broadcast: KLOO 1340-AM, KKAD 1550-AM, osubeavers.com
Play-By-Play: Ron Callan
Oregon State plays its fourth consecutive game at legendary Gill Coliseum when the Beavers host Seattle Friday night at 7 p.m. PT. It is also the final home game of the 2009 calendar year for the Beavers.
It is the first matchup between the teams since the 1981 season.
The game will be carried live on the radio by tuning into KLOO 1340-AM in Corvallis, KKAD 1550-AM in Portland and by visiting Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com.).
Ron Callan will call the action.
Live audio and video of the game will be available on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) via a subscription fee.
Live stats will be available on osubeavers.com. Check osubeavers.com after the game for a full recap and box score.
Julie Futch tied a career-best with 15 points and the Beavers defeated UC Irvine, 58-42, Tuesday night at Gill Coliseum.
Oregon State out-rebounded the Anteaters, 49-22, in the win, grabbing 19 offensively to just one for UC Irvine. El Sara Greer was two rebounds shy of posting her first career double double.
Next Time Out
Oregon State returns rom the holiday break on Dec. 29 for a game to be played at Portland State.
Seattle is led by former Arizona head coach Joan Bonvicini, who is in her first season with the Redhawks. Bonvicini was with UA for 17 years. Ironically, the last time she saw an OSU game in person was last season when she served as the color analyst for an FSN broadcast of OSU-Arizona State.
The Redhawks carry a 3-10 record into Friday night’s game after defeating Evergreen State by 30 points on Tuesday night. That came on the heels of a defeat to St. Mary’s on Monday night.
Seattle is led offensively by Ashley Brown, who is averaging 15.3 points per game. Maggie McCarthy is tops on the team with 5.8 rebounds per game.
Seattle is an indepdent school this season and does not play in a league, which helps explain the Redhawks having played 13 games with OSU getting eight so far. After playing the Beavers, Seattle will visit Boise State Dec. 21 before taking off time for the holiday break.
All-Time vs. Seattle
Oregon State and Seattle have met five times leading up to Friday night’s matchup, but the clubs will see each other for the first time since 1981 as Seattle only recently started playing Division I opponents.
The Beavers won the last meeting, 85-53, at Gill Coliseum.
Last Time Out - Dec. 15
Senior Julie Futch tied her career-best with 15 points and the Oregon State women’s basketball team used a strong defensive effort and a big rebounding advantage to defeat UC Irvine, 58-42, Tuesday night at legendary Gill Coliseum.
Futch tied her previous best of 15 achieved three nights ago in the Beavers’ victory over Weber State.
On Tuesday night, Futch, a native of Auburn, Wash., scored five points via the free-throw line and was 4-of-9 from the field including two three-pointers. Starting her second game of the season, she also finished with two assists and six rebounds.
All told, the Beavers out-rebounded UC Irvine by a massive margin. Oregon State finished with 49 rebounds to just 21 rebounds for the Anteaters. The Beavers grabbed 19 offensive rebounds in the process and UC Irvine managed just one.
El Sara Greer led Oregon State on the boards, finishing with eight, including five on the offensive glass. She has now led the Beavers in rebounding twice this season.
Greer also had 10 points in the win, going 3-of-4 from the field and 4-of-6 from the free-throw line.
Futch’s Two Starts
Julie Futch has made her second and third career starts, respectively, in the Beavers’ victories over Weber State and UC Irvine. The senior has made the most of the starts. She has scored 15 points in each of the two games. The first 15 set a personal best, and the second 15, against UC Irvine, tied that career-high.
Entering the week, the Beavers were allowing teams just shy of 52 points a game, which ranked OSU 10th nationally.
The Beavers lowered that per game average to 50.2 after Tuesday night’s win. The NCAA does not release statistics until each Monday, so it is hard to figure where OSU currently ranks, but the Beavers are in the thick of the nation’s best in that regard.
Oregon State has now held opponents to less than 50 points four times this season. The Beavers are 3-1 when that happens.
The most points OSU has allowed in a game this season is 64 in a 76-64 victory over Weber State last Saturday night.
At Home In 2009
Friday night’s game is the final home contest of the 2009 calendar year for the Beavers. Oregon State will finish the year having played 15 games at Gill Coliseum. OSU has made the most of them, going 10-4 through the first 14.
OSU posted 49 rebounds to just 21 for UC Irvine Tuesday night. OSU limited the Anteaters to just one offensive rebound while getting 19.
The 28-rebound advantage is close to the program record 35 set against Portland State in 1985.
Talisa Rhea currently stands in second place in school history with 144 three-pointers made despite having played just two-plus seasons with the Beavers. She trails first-place holder Felicia Ragland (1999-02) by 34. Ragland finished with 178 over her four seasons.