Hollye Chapman's 18 points and 12 rebounds leads OSU past Southwest Missouri State, 49-42

Dec. 20, 2002

SPRINGFIELD, MO - Hollye Chapman's 18 points and 12 rebounds led Oregon State University's women's basketball team to a 49-42 victory against Southwest Missouri State on Friday night in front of 6,679 fans at the Hammons Student Center.

The victory marks the first for the Beavers (6-3) on the road this season. Southwest Missouri State falls to 3-5 on the season.

The opening half was a defensive struggle for both teams.

SMS led by as many as five points on several occasions, but Michelle Smith's 3-pointer at the 11:35 mark sparked a 9-0 Oregon State run. OSU held the Lady Bears without a basket for six and a half minutes during the stretch.

Oregon State took a 25-22 lead into the locker room at the break.

The Beaver posts dominated the frame, scoring 18 of OSU's 25 points, including 10 from Chapman on 5-of-8 shooting.

As a team, OSU had one of its best shooting performances of the year, knocking down 11-of-23 attempts for 48-percent.

Brina Chaney's four points to open the second half gave Oregon State its biggest lead at 29-22 with 17:33 remaining.

The Lady Bears wouldn't fold however, scoring six straight points over the next two minutes to keep the game close.

OSU used a 12-6 run during a seven-minute stretch, to make the lead 41-33 at the 7:35 mark. Chapman buried back-to-back 3-pointers to cap-off the run.

SMS would get no closer than within five points for the remainder of the contest after a 3-pointer from Jenni Lingor with 14 seconds remaining.

Chapman knocked down 8-of-13 field goals, to score 18 points for the second consecutive game. Her six offensive rebounds kept the Beavers in control and her 12 in the contest marked a season-best. Chaney was the only other Beaver player to reach double figures in scoring with 16 points, including a 10-for-11 clip from the free throw line.

OSU finished the game shooting 39-percent from the field, while SMS made just 32-percent of its shots.

The Beavers return to the court on Friday, Dec. 27, when they host USC to open Pacific-10 Conference action. Game-time is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Gill Coliseum.

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