Women's Basketball Concludes Road Trip With Win Over Houston Baptist

Nov. 22, 2009

Box Score

HOUSTON - Kirsten Tilleman posted her first career double-double and the Oregon State women's basketball team concluded its two-game road trip with a 70-42 victory over Houston Baptist Sunday afternoon at Sharp Gymnasium.

Tilleman set career-highs in points and rebounds in the victory, which improved the Beavers' record to 2-1 this season while setting Houston Baptist back to 1-3. The OSU forward scored 26 points to surpass her previous high of 19 scored in the 2009-10 season opener against Cal Poly.

Tilleman also topped her career-high in rebounds with 13 against the Huskies, her previous high being 10 achieved twice last season.

A native of Bozeman, she finished the game 9-for-11 from the field and 8-for-11 from the free-throw line. The 26 points puts her in double-figures for the third time in her two-year career.

Kate Lanz and Talisa Rhea both had eight points in the win.

Overall, the Beavers shot 54 percent from the field and 78.9 percent from the free-throw line. Comparatively, Houston Baptist was at 26.7 and 66.7 percent, respectively.

Oregon State held a commanding rebounding advantage, 41-22, including 12-8 on the offensive boards. Lanz and El Sara Greer both had five rebounds in the victory.

The Beavers dished out 15 assists on 27 shots made, grabbed four steals and posted four blocks. The Beavers forced Houston Baptist into 17 turnovers.

The Huskies, meanwhile, had eight assists, six steals and two blocks

Destini Texada led Houston Baptist with 12 points.

Oregon State took a 43-21 lead into haftime, the Beavers' biggest lead of the first half. Tilleman was a big reason for that as the sophomore posted 18 first-half points, with eight coming from the free-throw line.

Haiden Palmer and Lanz both had six first-half points.

The Beavers shot 62.5 percent from the field in the first half and 85.7 (12-for-14) from the free-throw line while keeping Houston Baptist at 28 percent and 75 percent, respectively.

OSU also controlled the boards, out-rebounding the Huskies, 18-11. Tilleman was also the Beavers' leading rebounder, grabbing seven.

The Beavers also paced Houston Baptist in the paint, out-scoring the Huskies, 22-4, and 17-6 off turnovers.

The Beavers held a 15-12 lead at the 11:16 mark after a Houston Baptist three-pointer, but then began to gain separation from that point on. OSU went on an 18-2 run over the next seven-plus minutes to help pace the team to the 22-point lead at the break.

Oregon State next plays Friday when the Beavers take on Belmont at the Northern Arizona Thanksgiving Classic in Flagstaff, Ariz. Tip is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. PT.

Catch the game live on KTHH 990-AM in the Corvallis area or on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Ron Callan returns to call the play-by-play for the Beavers.

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