Women's Basketball Blows By Bruins, 77-36
Jan. 24, 2002
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University's women's basketball team used a 19-0 run over the final 4:23 of the first half to roll to a 77-36 victory against UCLA on Thursday night.
With the win, Oregon State remains in a tie for second place in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 7-3 league mark and an 11-9 overall record. The Bruins fall to 5-13 overall and just 2-8 in the Pac-10.
Both teams struggled shooting from the floor at the onset. UCLA didn't get on the scoreboard until nearly five minutes into the contest but the Beavers managed just six points in that stretch.
Shalada Allen's two free throws at the 5:10 mark brought the Bruins within four points (14-10) but the Beavers reeled off 19 straight points to close out the half and take a 33-10 lead into the locker room.
The Bruins shot just 10-percent (2-of-20) in the first half and scored more points from the free throw line (6-of-12) than from the field. OSU hit 46-percent of its shots in the opening frame and forced 17 UCLA turnovers.
The second half was much of the same story. The Bruins closed within 20 points (45-25) at the 13:07 mark but Felicia Ragland scored four straight points and Oregon State went on a 22-2 run to take their largest lead 67-27 with 7:24 remaining.
The 41-point victory was OSU's largest ever against UCLA and the Beavers' largest Pac-10 victory since a 92-49 win against Arizona State on Feb. 26, 1995.
UCLA's 36 points were the fewest scored by the Bruins in program history - their previous low was 41 points against Wayland Baptist during the 1975 season.
'I think our players came out and really set the defensive tone,' said OSU head coach Judy Spoelstra. 'We knew that we could run the floor to get some easy points and our post players did a great job.'
All 10 Beaver players that suited up for the game scored, led by Ragland's 19 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore post Brina Chaney had a career-high 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor. Fellow posts Ericka Cook and Hollye Chapman combined to hit 10-of-16 field goals for 10 points each. Leilani Estavan tallied a career-best seven steals and dished out three assists.Brianna Winn led the Bruins with nine points while Jalina Bradley pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.
Both teams struggled holding onto the ball, as 54 turnovers were committed in the contest. UCLA had 33 miscues that led to 33 Oregon State points.
Oregon State returns to action on Saturday when the Beavers host the University of Southern California. Game-time is scheduled for 2 p.m.