'Pink Zone', Washington State On Tap For Women's Basketball Saturday Night

Feb. 13, 2009

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Oregon State (14-8, 5-7)
Washington State (10-13, 3-9)

February 14, 2009
7 p.m. PT
Corvallis, Ore.
Gill Coliseum (10,400)

Radio Broadcast:KLOO 1340-AM, osubeavers.com
Play-By-Play: Todd Mansfield

The Game
Oregon State stays home to host Washington State Saturday night. The game from legendary Gill Coliseum is scheduled for a 7 p.m. PT start.

The contest is a 'Pink Zone' game for the Beavers. All fans who purchase the official Pink Zone t-shirt from Beaver Authentics and wear it to the game, will receive a free general admission ticket to the game and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.

The game will be carried live on KLOO-1340 AM in the Corvallis area. Fans can also catch the game live on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Because of technical difficulties with BNO, links on osubeavers.com will go straight to a free broadcast hosted by Yahoo!

Todd Mansfield will call all the action from Gill Coliseum.

Last Game
Brittney Davis had 20 points and three other players scored at least 10 as the Beavers swept the season series from Washington with a 77-63 victory on Thursday night.

Alex Mitchell had 19 points and seven rebounds, while Talisa Rhea finished with 18 points on the strength of three three-pointers. Kirsten Tilleman led Oregon State with 10 rebounds.

On The Horizon
Oregon State hits its last trip of the Pac-10's regular season when the Beavers visit Stanford Thursday night and then California on Saturday, Feb. 21. That game will air on FSN.

Scouting Washington State
Washington State takes a 10-13 record into Saturday night's game and the Cougars are 3-9 in Pacific-10 Conference play, two games behind sixth-place Oregon State. Since the teams last played, Washington State is 2-6, including a 58-45 victory over Oregon on Thursday night.

The other win came Jan. 31 against Arizona, 68-58.

Jazmine Perkins is the team's leading scorer at 13.9 points per game, while April Cook is close behind at 13.4. Rosie Tarnowski is the team's leading rebounder at 5.6 boards per contest.

June Daugherty is in her second year as the team's head coach. The 10 wins by Washington State is the most in a single season for the Cougars since the 2000-01 season, when they went 11-17. That was also the last time they reached double figures.

Washington State Series
Oregon State has a 41-22 all-time lead in the series and holds a 22-6 mark in games played in Corvallis.

The Beavers have won 17 of the last 21 games in the series, although the Cougars have won the last two straight, both coming in Pullman.

Last Game vs. WSU - January 15, 2009
Talisa Rhea finished with 19 points, but the Oregon State women's basketball team dropped a 65-52 decision to Washington State at Beasley Coliseum.

For Rhea, it was her team-leading ninth effort this season in double-figures, giving her 25 for her career. Rhea connected on six baskets from the field, including three from beyond the three-point arc. The three from downtown gave her 105 for her career, tying her with Leilani Estavan for third-most in school history. Rhea also had eight rebounds to tie for the team lead.

Tiffany Ducker and Brittney Davis followed up Rhea with nine points apiece. Ducker added eight rebounds while Davis had four boards and four assists.Oregon State shot 31 percent from the field, and made six baskets from beyond the arc. Of Davis' nine points, six came on three-pointers, while Julie Futch connected on her only three-point attempt of the night.

The Beavers (10-5 overall, 1-4 Pacific-10 Conference) out-rebounded Washington State, 47-35, including 24 to 17 offensively. Alex Mitchell was close behind Ducker and Rhea with seven rebounds, while every Oregon State player who played grabbed at least two.

Game 22 Recap - Feb. 12
Brittney Davis led all Oregon State scorers with 20 points as the Beavers swept the season series over Washington with a 77-63 victory over the Huskies Thursday night at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Davis scored 12 of her 20 points from the free-throw line going a perfect 12-for-12 from the charity stripe. She added three assists and two rebounds.

Oregon State (14-8 overall, 5-7 Pacific-10 conference) shot 78.9 percent from the line, going 30-for-38 for the game. The 30 free throws made were one short of the all-time team record of 31 set New Year's day in 1982 against Hawai'i.

Four Beavers scored in double digits; Davis (20), Alex Mitchell (19), Talisa Rhea (18), and Mercedes Fox-Griffin had 11 second-half points.

The Beavers out-rebounded the Huskies by nine, with Kristen Tillman leading the team with a career-high 10.

Overall, the Beavers shot 41.5 percent from field, finishing with 53 shot attempts. The Huskies had 59 attempts from the field, and posted a 42.4 clip. But the Beavers' 22 more free-throw makes made the difference.

Davis, Again
Brittney Davis has reached double figures in scoring in each of her last seven games. During that stretch, she has averaged 18.9 points per game as the Beavers have gone 4-3. She has led the Beavers in scoring in the last four games and in six of seven.

On Saturday
A win Saturday would give the Beavers 15 victories on the year, which would clinch a winning regular season, with six contests still to be played afterwards. OSU will also be going for its sixth Pac-10 victory, which would be one short of the most under head coach LaVonda Wagner. The Beavers are currently in sixth place in the Pac-10 standings.

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