Oregon State Women's Hoops Upsets No. 24 Stanford, 81-65

Jan. 11, 2001

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Felicia Ragland scored 20 points as Oregon State built ahuge halftime lead and went on to upset No. 24 Stanford 81-65 Thursday night.

Oregon State (9-3, 1-1 Pac-10) shot 62 percent in the first half and led byas many as 28 points. The Beavers forced 30 Stanford turnovers and had 15steals.

Lauren St. Clair had 21 points to lead the Cardinal (7-6, 1-2).

Stanford rallied briefly midway through the second half with a 23-6 run,with St. Clair scoring 12 points, to cut the lead to 65-58 with 3:43 left.

Ragland made a 3-pointer on Oregon State's next possession, and the Beaversput the game away on a sequence that began with Ragland getting fouled. Shemade the first free throw and missed the second, but teammate Ericka Cookgrabbed the rebound, put it back and converted a three-point play to make it72-58 with two minutes to go.

Nicole Funn added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Beavers, and Cook had16 points.

Nicole Powell added 16 points for the Cardinal.

The Beavers scored the first 11 points of the game, and Stanford's carelessball-handling helped them extend the lead to 39-11 with 6 1/2 minutes left. OregonState led 45-24 at the half.

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