Women's Basketball Ends Road Trip Sunday At Houston Baptist

Nov. 20, 2009

Oregon State (1-1)
Houston Baptist (1-2)

November 22, 2009 • 12 p.m. PT
Houston, Texas
Sharp Gymnasium (1,500)

Radio Broadcast: KLOO 1340-AM, osubeavers.com
Play-By-Play: Jay Reese

The Game
Oregon State concludes its first road trip of the season by playing at Houston Baptist Sunday in a game slated for a 12 p.m. PT start at Sharp Gymnasium.

The game is the first all-time meeting between the teams.

The game will be carried live on the radio by tuning into KLOO 1340-AM or by visiting Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com.).

Jay Reese will call the action.

Please note, there willd be no live stats of the game available.

Live audio of the game will be available on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). There will also be no video feed.

Check osubeavers.com after the game for a full recap and box score.

Last Game
Brittany Kennedy and Kirsten Tilleman each scored eight points as the Beavers opened the trip with a 49-32 loss Thursday night at Houston.

Tilleman also had eight rebounds for the second straight game to pace the Beavers.

Next Time Out

Oregon State has nearly a week off before its next game, which will take place Friday at the Northern Arizona Thanksgiving Classic in Flagstaff, Ariz.

OSU opens vs. Belmont Friday, then will face either Northern Arizona or Siena Saturday.

Scouting Houston Baptist

Houston Baptist comes into Sunday’s game with a 1-2 record as the Huskies are coming off a two-overtime win over Huston-Tillotson on Wednesday night. Houston Baptist opened the season with losses to Duke (104-35) and at TCU (109-30).

Raquel Jones leads the Huskies in scoring with 28 points per game after playing against Huston-Tillotson on Wednesday night. She was 10-for-20 from the field and 8-for-16 from beyond the three-point line.

Todd Buchanan is in his fifth season at Houston Baptist and seventh year overall at the collegiate level. He is three wins shy of 100 career college victories.

After hosting Oregon State, Houston Baptist brings in McNeese State on Tuesday and Tennessee-Martin on Wednesday.

The Huskies are in the first year as a member of the Great West Conference, which features, among other teams, Utah Valley, Chicago State and UT-Pan American.

All-Time Vs. Houston Baptist
Oregon State and Houston Baptist will meet for the first time on Sunday.

Last Time Out - Nov. 19

The Oregon State women’s basketball team lost its 2009-10 road opener, dropping a 49-32 decision to host Houston Thursday night at Hofheinz Pavilion.

With the loss, the Beavers dropped to 1-1 on the year while Houston, which had its home opener Thursday night, improved to 3-0.

Brittany Kennedy and Kirsten Tilleman tied for the team lead in points for the Beavers, both finishing with eight. All of Tilleman’s eight points came in the second half.

Tilleman also led the Beavers with eight rebounds, equaling her total from Oregon State’s season-opening win over Cal Poly. All told, the Beavers grabbed 42 boards compared to Houston’s 46.

Both teams shot less than 35 percent from the field. OSU finished the game at a 27.3 clip from the field, while Houston posted a 32.8 percent mark.

OSU had nine steals and two blocks while Houston finished with 11 steals and five blocks.

Palmer On The Boards
Haiden Palmer has done a good job on the rebounding end through her first two games. She had six Thursday night to give her 10 through her first two career games.

The five rebounds per game puts Palmer third on the team behind Kirsten Tilleman (8.0) and Julie Futch (5.5).

Tilleman’s Quick Start
As noted above, Kirsten Tilleman leads the team with eight rebounds per game. She is also the team’s leading scorer at 13.5 points per game.

Against Houston Sunday, Tilleman scored all of her eight points in the second half. She is currently shooting at a .632 clip this season.

Lanz And A Good Ratio
Freshman Kate Lanz enters Sunday’s game with seven assists this season to just one turnover. That 7:1 ratio places her first in the Pac-10 in assist/turnover ratio.

Non-Conference Bounce Back
Oregon State will be looking to bounce back after the loss to Houston Thursday night. Oregon State has not lost consecutive non-conference games since losing to San Francisco and Idaho State in December 2007.

Since those games, the Beavers have gone 15-5 in non-conference games, including a 13-2 mark in non-conference games played during the regular season.

Career Lists
Talisa Rhea currently stands in second place in school history with 133 three-pointers made despite having played just two-plus seasons with the Beavers. She trails first-place holder Felicia Ragland (1999-02) by 45. Ragland finished with 178 over her four seasons.

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