Women's Basketball Continues Homestand Saturday Against Weber State

Dec. 10, 2009

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Oregon State (4-2)
Weber State (5-4)

December 12, 2009 • 7 p.m. PT
Corvallis, Ore.
Gill Coliseum (10,400)

Radio Broadcast: KTHH 990-AM, osubeavers.com
Play-By-Play: Ron Callan

The Game
Oregon State stays at home for the second of four straight at legendary Gill Coliseum when the Beavers host Weber State Saturday night at 7 p.m. PT.

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

The game will be carried live on the radio by tuning into KTHH 990-AM in Corvallis and by visiting Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com.).

Ron Callan will call the action.

Live audio and video of the game will be available on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) via a subscription fee.

Live stats will be available on osubeavers.com. Check osubeavers.com after the game for a full recap and box score.

Last Game
Talisa Rhea scored 20 points and El Sara Greer grabbed a personal-best 17 rebounds but the Beavers dropped a 59-53 decision to UC Santa Barbara last Saturday night at Gill Coliseum.

Next Time Out
The Beavers have two games within the next six days after taking on Weber State.
Oregon State returns Tuesday night for a 7 p.m. PT matchup with UC Irvine, whom the Beavers defeated in Irvine last season.

After that, the Beavers turn their attention to Seattle on Dec. 18.

Scouting Weber State
Weber State is 5-4 this season and comes into Saturday night’s game on a two-game winning streak after outlasting BYU, 62-61, in two overtimes Wednesday night. Weber State started off its consecutive games streak by defeating Utah Valley last Saturday at home in Ogden.

The Wildcats are led by Caitlin Anderson, who paces the team in both points (12.4 ppg) and rebounding (7.2 rpg). Tonya Schnibbe is the only other Weber State player to place in double figures at 10.3 points per game.
Carla Taylor is in her 22nd season as the head coach of Weber State and carries a 297-304 record into the contest.

The game with OSU starts a six-game road swing for Weber State, which will also play Western Oregon on Monday night. After that, the Wildcats visit Wyoming, Utah State, Montana State and Montana before returning home Jan. 8 to face Northern Colorado.

All-Time vs. Weber State
Saturday’s game between Oregon State and Weber State is the first in the history of the two programs.

All-Time vs. A Utah School
Weber State is located in the state of Utah, an area that the Beavers have a lot of history. OSU is 6-5 all-time against the University of Utah, 5-4 against BYU, 4-0 versus Southern Utah, 1-1 against Utah State and 3-0 against Utah Valley.

That gives the Beavers a 19-10 all-time record against teams from Utah.

Last Time Out - Dec. 5
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.

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.

No Threes Against OSU
Opposing teams have made just 17.6 percent of their three-pointers against the Beavers, giving OSU the best three-point defense in the nation as of Monday. Teams are 16-of-91 from beyond the arc.

Lack Of Opponent Scoring, Too
The Beavers have also allowed just 49.3 points per game through the first six games of the season, which is the best mark in the Pacific-10 Conference and fifth-best in the nation.

Greer’s 17
El Sara Greer pulled down a career-best 17 rebounds against UC Santa Barbara Saturday night, which is the best since Tiffany Ducker’s 16 against Arizona in the 2007-08 season. Greer’s 17 rebounds puts her into a tie for the 10th-most in a single game by an Oregon State player.

The Beavers are in the midst of a four-game non-conference homestand at Gill Coliseum. That is the longest such homestand for the Beavers since the start of the 1998-99 season when OSU went 3-1 at Gill.

Career Lists
Talisa Rhea currently stands in second place in school history with 141 three-pointers made despite having played just two-plus seasons with the Beavers. She trails first-place holder Felicia Ragland (1999-02) by 37. Ragland finished with 178 over her four seasons.

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