Beavers Shut Down Redhawks

Nov 27, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Philip Ricci scored 14 points and pulled down 12rebounds as Oregon State easily defeated Seattle 81-38 Tuesday at GillColiseum.

Brian Jackson led the Beavers (1-1) with 16 points and Floyd North added acareer-high 15 for the Beavers.

Nic Lano had eight points to lead Seattle (2-1).

The Division II Redhawks struggled to get the ball down past the OregonState zone, and shot just 21 percent in the first half, including 1-of-11 on3-pointers.

The much bigger Beavers also dominated the boards, out-rebounding Seattle51-23.

Coming off a dismal shooting performance in a loss to Idaho in its seasonopener last Saturday, OSU shot 55 percent in the first half and took acomfortable 46-17 advantage into halftime.

Seattle hit two quick baskets to start the second half to get within 25, butwould get no closer. A Floyd North 3-pointer at the 10:46 mark gave the Beaversa 34 point lead at 64-30.

Seattle shot just 25 percent for the game and only two players scored morethan four points for the Redhawks.

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