Women's Basketball Drops to Southwest Missouri State, 71-69

Dec. 6, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Behind sophomore Kari Koch's 28 points and 6 for 9 effort from downtown, the Southwest Missouri State Lady Bears were able to end the Beavers' 9 game home winning streak with a 71-69 defeat. This was the longest streak for the Beavers since the 10 game run during the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons.

The run-and-gun style of the Lady Bears (4-1) distanced them from the Beavers (4-3) by as much as 7 in the first half; but two quick buckets from senior Krystal Turner and her dish to junior Jessica Jones on the fast break brought the Beavers within 4 at the half.

Freshman Tarika Campbell made her debut on the hardwood for the Beavers, playing her first game in over two years. It didn't look like she had a two-year layover, as she drove to the hole her first time down the court and knocked in a quick two off the glass.

Shooting 0-percent from the arc during the first half, compared to the SMS effort of 40-percent, the Beavers and Lady Bears were identical from the field, shooting 48.1-percent each.

'They did a good job offensively and we didn't get a lot of good looks,' OSU head coach Judy Spoelstra said. 'We seemed to be rushing it a little bit. They had some really good shooters and we knew that. They had a couple of people that really hurt us.'

SMS extended their advantage in the second half to finish with equal 50-percent shooting from the field and beyond the arc, coupled with 66.7-percent free throw compared to the Beavers' 54.5-percent. The Beavers also shot 50.8-percent from the field to end the game and 23.1-percent from the arc.

The big scorer for the Beavers was senior Hollye Chapman with 23, 17 of them coming in the second half of play. Chapman had her own 5 bucket run in the second half extending after the 15-minute mark, and complimented her play with 9 boards and 4 assists.

'Hollye has been moving well with the basketball, setting up her shots and really taking a good look at the basket,' Spoelstra said. 'We tried to run a lot of plays to get her to the basket and she really helped us out down the stretch.'

Turner reached a season high with 17 points, coupled with 9 boards and 5 assists. Senior Leilani Estavan was held to just 4 points, while dishing 4 assists. Senior Brina Chaney added 10 points and 4 rebounds.

Up next for the Beavers is Utah on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Gill Coliseum.

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