Women's Basketball Trio Honored By Pac-10
March 11, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State women's basketball seniors Brittney Davis and Mercedes Fox-Griffin and sophomore Talisa Rhea were all recognized by the Pacific-10 Conference Wednesday when the league announced its awards for the 2008-09 season.
Davis and Fox-Griffin both earned two honors in a vote by the league's coaches, while Rhea earned her second award in as many seasons. Davis was named to the All-Pac-10 Third Team and is honorable mention for the All-Defensive Team. Fox-Griffin was named to the All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention squad and its All-Defensive Team. Rhea, meanwhile, earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors as well.
Going into Friday night's game with UCLA, Davis is leading the team in scoring with 14 points per game, which finds her fourth in the Pac-10. The Portland native is seventh in the Pac-10 in free-throwing shooting at .797 and is 10th in three-point percentage at .364. Davis is second on the team in three-pointers with 47 on the year. Davis has scored in double figures in the last 14 straight games.
During conference games this season, Davis averaged 14.4 points per game and shot better than 38 percent from beyond the three-point line, tying Rhea for the team lead with 31 three-pointers. She has also averaged nearly three assists per game.
For Fox-Griffin, it is her second straight year earning Pac-10 honors. A senior guard from La Jolla, Calif., she is second in the Pac-10 this season averaging 4.2 assists per game, marking her third straight season ranked in the top three. She leads the Pac-10 in free-throw shooting percentage at .888 and she is sixth in steals with 1.6 per game. In her last two years, Fox-Griffin has been named to the All-Pac-10 and All-Defensive teams twice.
Fox-Griffin played nearly 35 minutes per game during the Pac-10 season, averaging 7.2 points and 3.7 assists per game.
Rhea, meanwhile, has now been recognized in her first two seasons at Oregon State. She has ranked in the Pac-10's top 10 in scoring for most of the season and comes into Friday night's game fifth with 13.9 points per game. She has 62 three-pointers, which not only ranks her first on the Beavers, but also puts her just five away from tying her total from last season, which is the second-best mark in school history.
As stated above, Rhea tied for the team lead with 31 three-pointers during Pac-10 play. She averaged 12.6 points per game.
Oregon State opens the Pac-10 Tournament as the league's No. 5 seed. The Beavers will play No. 4 UCLA Friday night at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. The game is scheduled for a 7:15 p.m. PT start. It can be heard live on KTHH 990-AM in Corvallis and on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). A free video stream will also be available by visiting either osubeavers.com or www.pac-10.org.
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