Women's Basketball Looks For Civil War Sweep On Saturday

Feb. 11, 2003


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Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003
OSU at Oregon
12 p.m. PST, Eugene, OR
(McArthur Court)
Radio broadcast on KEJO 1240

OREGON STATE BEAVERS (12-10 overall; 6-7 Pac-10)
G #10 Leilani Estavan, 5-7, Jr.,(11.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 4.8 apg.)
G #14 Jessica Jones, 5-8, So., (3.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.9 apg.)
G #24 Mandy Close, 5-11, Fr., (4.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.0 apg.)
F #45 Hollye Chapman, 6-2, Jr., (11.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.5 apg.)
C #42 Brina Chaney, 6-5, Jr., (8.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.4 bpg.)

OREGON DUCKS (9-13 overall; 5-8 Pac-10)
G #12 Alissa Edwards, 5-7, Sr., (6.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.3 apg.)
G #21 Brandi Davis, 6-0, So., (11.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.1 apg.)
F #15 Carolyn Ganes, 6-3, Fr.,(12.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 0.5 apg.)
F #23 Kedzie Gunderson, 6-0, So., (7.0 ppg., 2.9 rpg., 1.5 apg.)
C #44 Andrea Bills, 6-3, So., (9.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.2 apg.)

A GLANCE AT OREGON: University of Oregon enters Saturday's Civil War sponsored by the Northwest Dodge Dealers, with a 9-13 overall record and a 5-8 mark in the Pac-10. Freshman forward Carolyn Ganes leads the squad with12.0 points per game and adds 4.2 rebounds. Fellow newcomer Brandi Davis also averages double figures in scoring with 11.2 points per game and a team-high 40 3-point field goals. The Ducks have played 13 games without the services of forward Cathrine Kraayeveld who is recovering from a staph infection in her knee. Oregon is averaging 65.8 points per game while allowing its opponents to score 72.4 points per outing. The Ducks have struggled rebounding, losing the battle of the boards on the season, 38.0-33.3. Oregon boasts a 5-4 record on McArthur Court.

STATISTICALLY SPEAKING: How Oregon State stacks up statistically with Oregon:

                        OSU     UOPoints per game         58.0    65.8Points allowed per game 58.4    72.4Field goal percentage   40.4    42.03-pt field goal percent 26.1    34.1Free throw percentage   65.3    66.8Rebounds per game       37.3    33.3Assists per game        14.2    14.0Steals per game          7.4     7.0

THE CIVIL WAR: University of Oregon leads the all-time series with Oregon State 47-15. The Ducks have won 15 of the last 19 meetings, but the Beavers have won two of the last four, including a 67-51 thumping earlier this season in Corvallis. Oregon State broke a 12-game losing streak when the Beavers registered a 61-53 win in Eugene on Jan. 19, 2002. The victory in Eugene also broke a nine-year draught on McArthur Court for Oregon State. In her tenure as head coach at OSU, Judy Spoelstra has a record of 3-13 against Oregon. Oregon State has won five games on McArthur Court, dating back to the 1976-77 season.

EVERY 10 YEARS: Oregon State has swept the Civil War season series just twice in program history. Coincidentally, the Beavers picked up a pair of wins against the Ducks during the 1982-83 and 1992-93 campaigns - OSU looks to sweep the 2002-03 series on Saturday.

MORE WAR: Oregon State's Civil War victory against University of Oregon on Jan. 19, 2002 broke a 12-game losing streak for the Beavers against the Ducks. The win also marked the first Oregon State victory on McArthur Court in nine years.

LAST TIME OUT AGAINST OREGON: Freshman Casey Bunn's career-high 20 points and nine rebounds led Oregon State to a commanding 67-51 victory against in-state rival University of Oregon Jan. 18. The Civil War victory was the first in Corvallis for the Beavers since 1996 and the 16-point margin of victory was the largest for OSU against UO since the 1993-94 campaign. In a game of runs, the Beavers used a 13-0 run over a six-minute stretch in the middle of the second half to garner a 48-39 lead with 8:36 remaining. Oregon freshman Carolyn Ganes knocked down a jumper to end the Ducks' scoring drought but OSU responded with a 13-1 run to put the game out of reach (61-42) with just under four minutes left. Oregon State tallied its best shooting game of the season with a 55-percent clip (27-of-49), including a scorching 72-percent (18-of-25) shooting in the second half. Oregon hit just 32-percent (19-of-60) for the game. Junior Hollye Chapman buried 7-of-10 shots for 16 points to go along with eight rebounds and a career-best eight assists. Leilani Estavan added 15 points and seven assists while Brina Chaney matched the OSU school single-game record with eight blocked shots. Brandi Davis led Oregon with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting.

INJURY UPDATE: Oregon State freshman guard Anita Rivera will miss the remainder of the season after tearing her ACL in a collision during the Jan. 11 game against California. Rivera saw action in 10 games for OSU and averaged just over one rebound per outing. Freshman guard Mandy Close had her streak of 18 consecutive appearances in the starting lineup broken on Jan. 11 at California, after suffering a sprained elbow in practice. Close came off the bench and played 23 minutes against the Bears and added five points in 30 minutes at Stanford. Sophomore guard Juleen Smith has missed seven consecutive contests while nursing an ongoing hamstring injury. Her return to the lineup is doubtful for the remainder of the season. The 5-5 speedster has now missed 11 games on the year due to the hamstring injury. Assistant coach Jualeah Woods, a former USC standout, ruptured her patellar tendon on Monday.

LOOKING BACK AT No. 6 STANFORD: Oregon State dropped a 71-46 decision to No. 6 Stanford University on Saturday in Maples Pavilion. The Beavers kept the game close over the opening 10 minutes of play, but went scoreless from the field over a six-minute stretch allowing the Cardinal to take a 28-16 lead with 4:25 on the clock. Stanford held a 35-22 halftime advantage and extended its lead to 28 points (61-34) behind a Kelley Suminski 3-pointer with 8:20 remaining in the game. Junior guard Leilani Estavan was the lone Oregon State player to reach double figures in scoring with 12 points. Senior Kristina Rukstelyte matched her season-best with four points on 2-of-3 shooting and pulled down a team-high six rebounds, including five offensive. Jessica Jones and Hollye Chapman added nine points each. Nicole Powell led Stanford with 24 points and 10 rebounds while Suminiski buried 5-of-6 field goals and 7-of-7 free throws for 20 points. The Cardinal hit 20-of-23 free throws in the contest while OSU connected on 8-of-11 charity tosses. The Beavers committed a season-high 30 turnovers.

LOOKING BACK AT CALIFORNIA: University of California jumped to an early lead and Oregon State could never fully recover as the Bears recorded a 70-55 victory on Feb. 8 in Haas Pavilion. Cal spurted to an 8-0 advantage and eventually a 22-9 lead with 10:48 remaining in the first half. OSU reeled off 16 straight points and Michelle Smith's 3-point field goal gave the Beavers a 25-22 lead with just over two minutes left in the half. The Beaver advantage was short-lived however, as Cal closed out the half with a 10-2 run to take a 32-28 lead into the locker room. OSU would get no closer for the rest of the contest and the Bears led by as many as 19 points with just over one-minute remaining. Brina Chaney recorded her eighth career double-double and second of the season against California with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman guard Casey Bunn, making her first career start, reached double figures in scoring for the third straight game with 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Jessica Jones led the Beavers with a career-high six assists. Four Cal players reached double figures in scoring, led by Timea Ivanyi's 15 points and seven boards.

NATIONAL TV GAME: Saturday's 12 p.m. Civil War contest will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net with Tod Pickett and Mary Murphy making the call. Oregon State is 0-2 on the year in games televised nationally on Fox Sports Net. The Beavers have been outscored by a combined 54 points in the two national t.v. outings.

TURNOVER TROUBLE: Oregon State committed a season-high 30 turnovers at No. 6 Stanford on Feb. 8. The Beavers have recorded a total of 200 miscues in 10 games played away from Gill Coliseum this season.

MAKING THE DISH: Sophomore guard Jessica Jones dished out a career-high six assists in 32 minutes of action at California on Thursday. Jones has started 18 games on the year for the Beavers and ranks third on the squad in assists with 42. Her 26.0 minutes played per game also ranks third on the team.

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Oregon State has a 10-2 record in Gill Coliseum on the year and the Beavers have won four straight contests in Corvallis. OSU is just 2-8 in games played outside of the friendly confines of Gill. With the exception of No. 6 Stanford, no Pac-10 team holds a road record this season that is above .500.

ROAD WOES CONTINUE: Oregon State has been outscored 678-541 in its 10 road games on the season - an average of 13.7 points per outing.

HOME VS. AWAY: How Oregon State fares statistically in games played in Gill Coliseum versus games played on the road:

                        HOME    ROADPoints per game         61.2    54.1Points allowed per game 50.5    67.8Field goal percentage   43.2    37.0Opp. field goal percent 32.8    44.2Free throw percentage   65.6    64.9Rebounds per game       39.2    34.9Assists per game        15.7    12.5Steals per game          7.9     6.7

DID YOU KNOW: Freshman Casey Bunn has made two consecutive appearances in the starting lineup...Forward Hollye Chapman ranks second on the team in assists with 55...Hollye Chapman has hit a team-high 25 3-point field goals...Oregon State is a perfect 8-0 when it leads at the half...The Beavers are 0-4 when tied at the half...Oregon State is 11-2 in games which it shoots better than its opponent...Oregon State is just 1-6 when losing the battle of the boards...Brina Chaney leads the Pac-10 in blocked shots with 53 on the year and ranks 17th in the nation with 2.4 swats per game...Oregon State has blocked seven or more shots in five games this season...The Beavers entered the week ranked 45th in the nation for scoring defense, holding their opponents to 58.4 points per game.

PAC-10 TOURNAMENT: The 2002-03 season will conclude with the State Farm Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament to be played at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA on March 7-10. The tournament's winner will receive the Pac-10's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Tickets may be purchased through the Oregon State ticket office at 1-800-GOBEAVS.

PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE COACHES POLL: For the second consecutive year, Oregon State was tabbed to finish in seventh place in the 2002-03 Pacific-10 Conference race, as voted on by the Pac-10 coaches. The Beavers received 40 points in the voting, while Stanford, who went undefeated in conference play last season, was predicted to repeat as champion with 90 points and nine first place votes. OSU's 2001-02 fourth place finish was its highest since 1995-96, when the squad finished second.

CLOSING IN ON RECORDS: Junior post Brina Chaney currently ranks in 4th place in the OSU record book for blocked shots with 123 in her career. Chaney tied the OSU school record for blocked shots in a single game with eight swats against Oregon on Jan. 18. The 6-5 post needs just six more swats to move into sole possession of 3rd place in the record book and pass Tanya Mothershed's (1982-85) total of 128. Chaney has tallied five or most blocks in four different contests this season. Her 53 stuffs on the year rank third on the OSU single-season chart. Junior guard Leilani Estavan ranks in 8th place for assists in the OSU record book. The 5-7 guard has 418 career assists. Estavan needs four dishes to climb up the ladder to 7th place on the all-time list and pass Chelle Flamoe's (1986-89) total of 421. Estavan has tallied nine assists in two different contests this season.

STREAKS TO WATCH: Junior guard Leilani Estavan is the only Oregon State returning player to start all 32 games last season. Estavan closed out the 2000-01 campaign with eight straight starts, giving her a current streak of 62 consecutive appearances in the starting five.

IN GILL: The Beavers have won 75 of their last 116 (.647) games played at Gill Coliseum. Over the last nine seasons OSU is 91-45 in the friendly confines of Gill.

NON-CONFERENCE RECORD: Oregon State has an all-time non-conference record of 237-124 dating back to the 1976-77 season for a .657 percentage.

ON THE BENCH: Assistant coach Todd Corman returns for his second year on the Beaver bench after spending 10 seasons as the head coach at Loyola Marymount University and more recently, six years at the helm of Albertson College. Jualeah Woods enters her third year on the Oregon State staff, assuming second assistant coaching duties in July. Heath Alexander joins the coaching staff as an assistant coach after spending the 2001-02 season as director of operations. Mary Kincaid, a 14-year coaching veteran, joins the staff for her first year as operations director.

HEAD COACH JUDY SPOELSTRA: Judy Spoelstra has a record of 107-115 in her eight seasons at the helm for Oregon State. Spoelstra has recorded a 205-183 overall record while in her 14th season as a collegiate head coach, her first six being at Montana State. She picked up career win No. 200 against USC on Dec. 27, 2002. Spoelstra has led the Beavers to back-to-back postseason tournament appearances in the WNIT. At the conclusion of the 1999-00 season, Spoelstra was named Pacific-10 Conference Coach of the Year.


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