Women's Basketball Drops Game At Arizona State

Jan. 16, 2010

Box Score

TEMPE, Ariz. - Talisa Rhea finished with 20 points, but the Oregon State women's basketball team could not overcome Arizona State and lost to the Sun Devils, 56-47, Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena.

Rhea hit on eight shots from the field and was 4-of-6 from the free-throw to hit the 20-point plateau for the 10th time this season and 15th time in her career. Her 20 points also inched her closer to 1,000 points for her career, putting her at 993 overall.

Of her 20 points, 14 came in the second half. Oregon State and Arizona State stayed close for most of the half, but the Sun Devils were able to hold off a strong attack from the Beavers.

Rhea now has 48 double-figure scoring efforts for her career and 11 this season.

Oregon State shot 45.5 percent from the field for the game, and grabbed 31 rebounds to 29 for Arizona State. The Sun Devils posted a 41.2 percent clip from the floor.

Kirsten Tilleman had a team-leading eight rebounds for the Beavers (9-6 overall, 1-4 Pacific-10 Conference). She had two offensive boards.

Rhea also added seven rebounds to her effort, while Julie led the Beavers with five assists. Futch also had four rebounds and four points.

Anita Burdick had six points and two rebounds in 14 minutes for the Beavers.

Danielle Orsillo led the Sun Devils (11-6, 3-3) with 20 points, shooting 7-for-14 from the field. Becca Tobin led ASU with eight rebounds.

Arizona State held a slight, 24-21, lead at halftime, but led throughout the first half. Oregon State shot 40 percent from the floor, while Arizona State finished the half at a 34.6 percent clip.

Anita Burdick and Talisa Rhea both had six points to pace the Beavers in the first half, while Orsillo was tops for the Sun Devils with 13 points.

Oregon State out-rebounded Arizona State, 18-14, in the first half, and had 14 points in the paint to 10 for the Sun Devils.

Arizona State held a 16-8 lead at the 7:35 mark of the first half, but the Beavers battled back to a 16-14 score on two free throws from Rhea at 4:46. ASU was then able to push its lead to 20-14 before OSU scored five straight over a minute and a half to pull to within one.

Two free throws from Kirsten Tilleman with 10.4 seconds remaining the first half pulled Oregon State to within three at the break.

Oregon State returns home next week for two consecutive games at legendary Gill Coliseum. First up is a 7 p.m. PT contest against No. 2 Stanford Thursday night.

Tickets are still available for the game. Reserved tickets for individual women's basketball games are $10, while general admission for adults is $7 and senior/youth is $5.

Single-game and season tickets are available by visiting osubeavers.com, calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS or by visiting the ticket office at Gill Coliseum.

For those who can't make it to the game, catch it live on KLOO 1340-AM in the Corvallis area. A full audio and video stream is also available at Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Ron Callan will call all the action.

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