Women's Basketball Rolls To 76-42 Exhibition Victory
Nov. 7, 2002
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State's women's basketball team rolled to a 76-42 victory against Horsholm BBC in Thursday night's season opening exhibition contest.
All 12 of the Beaver players that suited up for action saw playing time with 11 different athletes scoring on the night. Junior post Hollye Chapman led OSU with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor and a 3-for-3 clip from the free throw line. Junior guard Leilani Estavan was the only other Beaver player on the balanced attack to reach double figures in scoring. Estavan finished with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting.
Both teams started slow and struggled to find an offensive rhythm. Chapman was the lone OSU player to score from the field in the first 12 minutes of action but the Beavers capitalized on free throws during the stretch to maintain the lead.
Oregon State closed out the half with a 20-2 run over the final 10 minutes to take a 34-15 advantage into the locker room.
The Beavers got a boost from the newcomers in the second half as the team found the range, hitting 17-of-32 (53-percent) from the field.
Junior college transfer Krystal Turner dominated the boards in her OSU debut, pulling down 15 rebounds and finishing with nine points on the night. Freshman guard Anita Rivera tallied seven points on 3-of-5 shooting while fellow freshman Casey Bunn, a Stayton High product, had six points and three boards.
OSU head coach Judy Spoelstra was pleased with the team's performance but would like to see improvement on the offensive end.
'Our perimeter shooting has got to get better,' said Spoelstra. 'Without Lei's (Leilani Estavan) stat line we were struggling.
'They wanted us to go one pass and then take a quick shot, and we got sucked into that too much. When we executed the offense and moved the ball around we got great shots.'
Both teams faired well from the free throw line with Horsholm BBC connecting on 17-of-23 attempts and Oregon State hitting 21-of-28 from the line.
The Beavers dominated the boards, 56-27, including a 21-4 edge on the offensive glass.
Oregon State hits the court with its second exhibition contest on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The Beavers will host Team Concept at 7 p.m. in Gill Coliseum.
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