Women's Hoops Downed By Oregon State, 71-56

Jan. 6, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. (Jan. 6) -- A 14-0 run early in the second half gave Oregon State all the momentum it needed to pull out a 71-56 win over the Arizona women's basketball team on Sunday in Corvallis.

The Beavers jumped out to a quick nine-point (12-3) lead in the first four minutes of the game and pushed it to 10 (17-7) just two minutes later. The Cats used a 18-9 run to slice the lead to one (26-25) with 4:23 remaining in the first half, then tied the game barely two minutes later. OSU held on for a five-point (35-30) lead at the break.

Things looked good for the Wildcats when they opened the second half with seven unanswered points and took a two-point (37-35) lead at 16:19. That was when Oregon State rattled off 14 straight points, gaining a 12-point (49-37) lead just three minutes later. During that stretch, Arizona had three turnovers and four missed shots.

The Cats again scored seven unanswered points to get back to within five (49-44) at 9:45, but they came no closer as OSU out-scored them, 22-12, down the stretch.

Junior wing Krista Warren logged her first double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Aimee Grzyb had a team-high 15 points to go with five rebounds and four assists.

Freshman guard Dee-Dee Wheeler added nine points and three rebounds, while sophomore guard Candice Allen notched six points in her first action in more than a month.

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