Women's Basketball Hopes to Continue Winning Ways This Week Against Arizona, Arizona State

Jan. 2, 2002

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The Ducks (8-5, 3-1 Pac-10), who have won six of their last eight games, play host to the Arizona schools this week. On Friday, the Ducks will encounter Arizona (5-6, 1-2) at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Oregon will take on Arizona State (11-3, 2-1) at 1 p.m.

All Oregon women's basketball games are broadcast by KSCR (1320 AM) in Eugene and KUIK (1360 AM) in Portland, with Ray Martin providing the play-by-play for the seventh consecutive year. Games that don't conflict with Oregon men's basketball broadcasts will be carried by KUGN (590 AM) in Eugene, KXL (750 AM) in Portland and KTBR (950 AM) in Roseburg. Radio broadcasts also can be heard on the Internet at www.goducks.com.

Oregon leads the series 21-11, but the teams have split the series each year since the 1994-95 season. The Ducks were the last team to sweep in 1991 while the Wildcats have yet to accomplish the feat.

Jamie Craighead scored 20 points, leading five Ducks in double-figures, as Oregon defeated No. 25 Arizona 83-78 at Eugene. Craighead hit on 6-of-15 from 3-point range.Lindsey Dion also contributed career-bests of 18 points and three 3-pointers. Oregon attempted a school record 27 3-pointers, making 10.Arizona led 50-46 on a Reshea Bristol jumper with 11:18 left in the game. But the Ducks went on a 17-5 run with Angelina Wolvert scoring five points during the stretch, as Oregon took a 63-55 lead with 7:57 remaining. The Wildcats cut the defecit to 73-69 with 2:06 on the clock, but back-to-back 3-pointers by Craighead and Dion secured the win.Arizona lost guard Krista Warren to an ACL tear in her right knee with 2:28 left in the first half. Aimee Grzyb tried to pick up the slack for the Wildcats with 12 points on four 3-pointers, but it wasn't enough.Oregon outrebounded Arizona 38-25 and 15-4 on the offensive end.Wolvert scored 13 of her 18 points in the second half. She also pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds.Alissa Edwards had a career-high nine assists and tallied three steals.

Oregon leads the series 25-9, which includes seven straight victories at Eugene. The Ducks had won 11 in a row over ASU until last year's 73-63 loss Feb. 3 at Tempe. Overall, Oregon has won 14 of the last 16.

Angelina Wolvert had 15 points and seven rebounds as Oregon upended No. 22 Arizona State 63-56. Jamie Craighead added 11 points and Alissa Edwards 10 for the Ducks. Melody Johnson had 16 points for ASU.Wolvert scored the last five points of the game after the Sun Devils had pulled to 58-56 with two minutes remaining. She first hit a jumper and then connected on only her second 3-pointer of the season with 36 seconds left. Arizona State missed on its final four shots.Arizona State never led after back-to-back 3-pointers by Craighead and Lindsey Dion broke a 20-20 tie and put the Ducks on a 10-2 run that gave them a 30-22 lead with 3:30 left in the first half.Alissa Edwards started her second straight game for the Ducks, scoring a career-high 10 points on 2-of-4 shooting from 3-point range.

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