Oregon State Bests WSU 74-52

Feb. 23, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. - In her last home game as a Cougar, senior Brittney Hawks collected her 12th double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds in Washington State's 74-52 loss to the Oregon State Beavers in Pacific-10 Conference women's basketball action Saturday night at Friel Court.

With the win the Beavers finished the regular season 15-13 and 11-7 in the Pac-10. The Cougars finished their regular season at 2-26 overall and 0-18 in conference play.

Senior Whitney Martindale, also playing in her final home game, scored 12 points to record her 11th game in double figures this season.

Felicia Ragland led a group of five Oregon State players in double figures with 17 points. Hollye Chapman (13 points), Juleen Smith (12 points), Ericka Cook (10 points) and Brina Chaney (10 points) completed the quintet.

Leading 40-36 at the 15:20 mark of the second half, the Beavers pulled away with a 21-5 run over the next 6:03. Hollye Chapman's three-pointer with 9:17 remaining capped the run and put the Beavers ahead 61-41.

'This is a great win,' said Oregon State coach Judy Spoelstra. 'It's hard to get the kids to focus and be ready for a game like this.'

'We were flat in the second half,' Washington State coach Jenny Przekwas. 'The shots just were not falling for us.'

Down 12-11 at the 13:25 mark of the first half, the Cougars scored five consecutive points to take a 16-12 advantage with 9:33 remaining. The Beavers answered with an 11-4 run to take a 23-20 lead at the 5:35 mark and stretched their advantage to 35-30 at the halftime break.

The Beavers shot 44.4 percent (28-of-63) in the game, while the Cougars connected on 21-of-57 (36.8 percent) from the field.

Both teams will play in the Pac-10 Tournament next week in Eugene, Ore. The Cougars will enter the tournament as the 10th seed and play Friday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m.

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