Brina Chaney Breaks OSU All-Time Blocks Record As Beavers Top WSU, 62-51
Jan. 15, 2004
PULLMAN, Ore. - Senior post Brina Chaney broke the Oregon State University blocked shots record, tallying her 177th career swat, as the Beavers rallied for a 62-51 victory against Washington State in Thursday's Pacific-10 Conference women's basketball action.
Chaney sent Jessica Perry's shot attempt in the final minutes sailing out of bounds, sealing the Beavers' (10-6 overall; 4-2 Pac-10) victory and securing her place in OSU history.
'That 177th block was very clean,' said OSU head coach Judy Spoelstra. 'It's just a testament to how hard Brina was playing.'
The Bothell, WA native scored the final points of the game, finishing with 12 points and eight rebounds to go along with two blocks.
OSU held Washington State (4-12 overall: 0-7 Pac-10) to just two field goals over the first 10 minutes of the second half.
WSU kept the game close however until Leilani Estavan buried a 3-pointer from the top of the key to beat the shot clock and give OSU a 47-41 lead with just over six minutes remaining.
The Beavers continued to pull away and led by as many as 13 points (60-47) when Jessica Jones sank a pair of free throws with 1:29 left.
Hollye Chapman came up big for the Beavers in the second frame, hitting 6-of-7 field goals and finishing the night with a game-high 14 points and four assists. Fellow senior post Krystal Turner recorded her third career double-double with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting and a game-high 10 rebounds.
'All of our posts played well tonight,' said Spoelstra. 'They made some great passes and had a lot of assists.'
Adriane Ferguson led WSU with 10 points and five rebounds.
Washington State sprinted out of the gates, taking an early 8-0 advantage as the Beavers failed to get on the scoreboard until Estavan buried a driving jumper with 16:18 on the clock.
OSU played catch-up for most of the frame and eventually took a 27-26 lead when Chapman hit a lay-up on a high-low pass from Turner with 2:44 left.
The Cougars went into the lockerroom with a 29-28 lead at the half after Kolleen Horton hit a lay-up with time expiring.
Oregon State managed just 36-percent (9-for-25) shooting in the opening 20 minutes but stayed in the game by burying 10-of-15 from the free throw line. WSU shot 48-percent (11-for-23) including a 3-for-6 mark from beyond the 3-point arc.
The Beavers return to action on Saturday when they travel to Seattle for a 5 p.m. game against University of Washington. The OSU-UW contest will be televised live on Fox Sports Northwest.
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