Women's Basketball Drops Exhibition Contest To Chinese National Team, 74-73
Nov. 12, 2003
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Wang Ling's off-balance jumper with 6-seconds on the clock gave the Chinese National Team a 74-73 victory against Oregon State University in Wednesday night's women's basketball exhibition action.
The Chinese National Team - considered to be one of the top 10 teams in the world - overcame a 10-point second half deficit to rally for the victory.
The Beavers held a 36-34 halftime lead and used an 8-0 run over the opening 2:30 of the second frame to extend their advantage to 44-34, but the Chinese National Team responded with a run of its own to eventually jump in front by a point with 14:13 on the clock.
Oregon State held the lead for most of the game, which saw seven ties. The Chinese National Team never led by more than two points before securing the victory on Ling's jumper.
Senior Hollye Chapman led all players with 21 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field and a 9-of-10 clip from the free throw line. Chapman's charity toss with 26-seconds remaining gave the Beavers a 73-72 advantage.
OSU canned 31-of-38 free throw attempts on the night while the Chinese National Team hit 15-of-22 shots from the line.
Brina Chaney finished with 16 points, including a 7-for-8 shooting performance from the floor. Leilani Estavan added 14 points, making 10-of-10 free throw attempts, while Jessica Jones chipped in 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting.
Four Chinese National Team players reached double figures in scoring, led by Ling's 18 points.
Oregon State's transition offense helped the Beavers put some easy points on the board in the opening half while its pressuring defense kept the Chinese National Team on its heels.
'We really worked the last two days on our press-breaker and had the practice guys come out and work on trapping us,' said OSU head coach Judy Spoelstra. 'I was impressed with how poised our team was for most of the game.'
Oregon State opens the regular season next Friday (Nov. 21) against Utah Valley State College. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Gill Coliseum.