Women's Basketball Falls Short To UC Santa Barbara

Dec. 5, 2009

Box Score

CORVALLIS, Ore. - El Sara Greer finished with a career-best 17 rebounds and Talisa Rhea topped the 20-point plateau for the third time this season, but the Oregon State women's basketball team lost to UC Santa Barbara, 59-53, Saturday night at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Greer was one point shy of a double double as the junior transfer was 3-for-4 from the field and 3-for-6 from the free-throw line to post nine points. She had 11 rebounds in the first half and her 17 overall ties for the 10th-best single-game output in school history.

Rhea, meanwhile, connected on a three-pointer and was 9-of-10 from the free-throw line to get the 20 points. She added four assists and two blocks in 34 minutes.

UC Santa Barbara was led offensively by Meagan Williams, who had 17 points, as well as Emilie Johnson (15 points) and Mekia Valentine (10 points).

The loss sent Oregon State to 4-2 overall this season while UCSB improved to 2-5.

Greer's 17 rebounds paced the Beavers as they finished with 37 boards, including 19 on the offensive glass. The Gauchos, meanwhile, had 44 rebounds, with 21 of those coming offensively.

Oregon State trailed at the half for just the second time this season. UCSB took a 23-20 lead into the break.

The Beavers were led by Rhea and Julie Futch in the first half. Rhea had six points and two assists while Futch had five points and one assist.

Oregon State shot just 22 percent from the field in the first half while UCSB finished at a 37.5 clip. The Beavers were 7-for-11 (63.6 percent) at the free-throw line, while the Gauchos were 5-of-8 (62.5 percent).

Oregon State takes a week off for finals before returning to the court next Saturday, Dec. 12 when the Beavers play host to Weber State. Tip at legendary Gill Coliseum is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.

Tickets are still available for the game. Reserved tickets for individual women's basketball games are $10, while general admission for adults is $7 and senior/youth is $5.

Single-game and season tickets are available by visiting osubeavers.com, calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS or by visiting the ticket office at Gill Coliseum.

For those who can't make it to the game, catch it live on KTHH 990-AM in the Corvallis area. A full audio and video stream is also available at Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Ron Callan will call all the action.

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