Women's Basketball Stumbles In Civil War, 68-58

Feb. 15, 2003

EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon State had three players reach double figures in scoring, but it wasn't enough as University of Oregon recorded the 68-58 Civil War women's basketball victory on Saturday afternoon at McArthur Court.

OSU falls to 12-11 on the season and 6-8 in Pacific-10 Conference action, while Oregon improves to 10-13 overall and 6-8 in conference play.

Oregon State took an early 2-0 lead behind a pair of Brina Chaney free throws off the opening tip, but it was all Oregon after that. Brandi Davis buried back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Ducks a lead they wouldn't relinquish for the remainder of the contest.

OSU kept the game close in the early going but UO had an answer to every Beaver rally.

Leilani Estavan capped off a 6-1 Oregon State run with a 3-pointer at the 9:19 mark to cut the Duck lead to 22-20. Oregon responded with a 14-4 run to close out the half and take a 36-24 advantage into the locker room. The Beavers managed just a pair of field goals by Hollye Chapman during the nine-minute dry spell.

OSU shot a meager 31-percent (8-for-26) in the opening 20 minutes, while Oregon hit 46-percent (12-of-26) from the field.

The Beavers made things interesting in the second half. After falling behind by 14 points (38-24) after a pair of Carolyn Ganes free throws, OSU reeled off 10 straight points and used a 14-2 run to cut the UO lead to 40-38 after Chapman's jumper with 15:07 on the clock. Oregon followed with seven straight points however to squelch the Oregon State rally.

OSU battled back again, pulling within three points (61-58) after Chaney's baseline jumper with 1:55 remaining, but the Beavers failed to score for the remainder of the contest. Oregon sank seven free throws in the final 35 seconds to secure the victory.

Estavan led all players with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting and dished out five assists before fouling out with 22 seconds left. Chapman just missed a double-double with 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds, while Chaney added 10 points.

'Our players never quit,' said Spoelstra. 'We played hard, played together and we were physical. We worked hard and met several of our goals.'

Kedzie Gunderson led Oregon with 12 points, including an 8-for-9 mark from the free throw line. All eight Duck players that saw action in the game scored. Cathrine Kraayeveld made her return to the Oregon lineup after missing 13 games with a staph infection in her right knee. Kraayeveld finished with a team-leading nine rebounds, including three crucial offensive boards.

OSU shot just 39-percent (23-of-59) for the game, while UO hit 44-percent (20-for-46) from the field.

Oregon State returns to action on Thursday against University of Washington. The Beavers and Huskies will tip-off at 7 p.m. in Gill Coliseum.

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