Beavers Take Out Portland, 74-60

Feb 18, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Brandon Payton had 21 points and four assists asOregon State defeated Portland 74-60 on Monday.

Payton, half brother of Seattle's Gary Payton, started in place of JimmieHaywood, the Beavers' third-leading scorer who quit the team Monday citingpersonal reasons. Payton made 8-of-12 shots from the field.

Adam Masten added 15 points and Joe See had 13 points for the Beavers(11-14), who snapped a five-game losing streak.

Coky Rochin led Portland (6-21) with 15 points and Eric Knight and CaseyFrandsen had 12 points each.

The Beavers got off to slow start, but took control with a 9-0 run midwaythrough the first half.

Payton's 3-pointer and layup gave Oregon State a 44-32 lead with 13:16 leftin the game. The lead didn't increase or dwindle much after that.

The Beavers also played without their second-leading scorer, Brian Jackson,who sat out with an abdominal injury.

It mattered little as Oregon State outshot the Pilots 51 percent to 37percent and outrebounded them 40-31. The Beavers also had 29 attempts from thefoul line compared with 12 for Portland.

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