Women's Basketball Rolls Past Arizona State, 70-45

Feb. 1, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University's women's basketball team used a huge second half to roll past Arizona State, 70-45, in front of 3,432 fans in Gill Coliseum on Saturday night.

With the victory, OSU improves to 12-8 on the season and 6-5 in the Pacific-10 Conference. Arizona State falls to 12-8 overall and 4-7 in conference play.

ASU scored four quick points to open the second half to take a 29-28 advantage, but the Beavers followed with a 15-2 run over the next six minutes to put the game out of reach.

Junior post Krystal Turner added five points in the stretch, including an old-fashioned three-point play to make the score 41-31 at the 13:44 mark.

The Sun Devils hit just one field goal over an 11-minute stretch in the half and shot just 19-percent from the field. Oregon State buried 14-of-25 field goals for 56-percent shooting and finished the game with a 50-percent clip.

'We played our hearts out,' said OSU head coach Judy Spoelstra. 'We were playing great defense and had great hustle stats.'

Junior post Hollye Chapman just missed a double-double with 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting and pulled down nine rebounds. Freshman Casey Bunn finished with her second consecutive double-double with 14 points and a career-best 11 rebounds in 25 minutes of action. Leilani Estavan added nine points, all in the second half, and five assists.

Wilsonville High School grad Jill Noe led Arizona State with 12 points despite shooting 3-for-10 from the field.

The first half proved to be a defensive struggle for both squads. OSU opened up an early 9-3 advantage but the Sun Devils battled back and eventually took the lead (19-18) at the 5:57 mark.

Oregon State held a 28-25 advantage at the half, helped in part by 16 points from Chapman.

The win, teamed with Thursday's victory against No. 24 Arizona, marked the first OSU Pac-10 sweep of the season and the third straight year the Beavers have swept the Arizona schools in Corvallis.

The Beavers head to the Bay Area next week. OSU will face California at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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