Women's Basketball Wraps-Ups Exhibition Schedule Tuesday

Nov. 13, 2000

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University's women's basketball squad takes the floor Tuesday night for its final tune-up, before regular season action, with an exhibition contest against the National Women's Basketball League.

The Beavers opened the season on Nov. 4, with a 99-56 exhibition victory against RTU Clondica. Sophomore Nicole Funn led all scorers with 21 points as four OSU players reached double figures in scoring. Junior all-star Felicia Ragland tallied 18 points while freshman post Brina Chaney scored 17 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in her Beaver debut.

Sixth-year OSU head coach Judy Spoelstra was pleased with her team's debut against RTU Clondica and looked ahead at the NWBL matchup.

'We're going to work on a lot of the same things. Our goal this year was to get our player-to-player to be a lot stronger, so that's one thing that we're going to work on. This team (RTU) playing four guards and one post player at times, gave us some problems - we need to look at that,' said Spoelstra.

The NWBL is America's largest organized women's basketball league with over 600 adult players nationwide, representing over twenty-five cities across America in NWBL Division I, II, III.

This year the NWBL will compete against 55 NCAA universities from coast to coast, while making a visit to Corvallis.

'The NWBL has had explosive growth nationwide because of the awesome growth in popularity of girl's and women's basketball across the nation, due in part to the Olympics, the WNBA and outstanding college women's basketball programs like Oregon State,' commented NWBL founder Jolynn Schneider.

Action tips off at 7 p.m. in Gill Coliseum.

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