Women's Basketball Looks To Make It Six Straight Wins When Hosting Washington Sunday

Jan. 2, 2010

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Oregon State (9-2, 1-0)
Washington (5-6, 0-1)

January 3, 2010 • 4 p.m. PT
Corvallis, Ore.
Gill Coliseum (10,400)

Radio Broadcast: KLOO 1340-AM, osubeavers.com
Play-By-Play: Ron Callan

The Game
Oregon State looks to extend its five-game win streak Sunday when the Beavers host Washington at legendary Gill Coliseum. Tip is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT.

Washington leads the all-time series, 44-25, but the Beavers have won three of the last four meetings between the teams.

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

Ron Callan will call the action.

Live audio and of the game will be available on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Also available online is a live video stream, available for a 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 and Haiden Palmer both scored 19 points as the Beavers opened Pacific-10 Conference play by defeating Washington State, 63-49, on Friday night at Gill Coliseum.
Palmer was one rebound shy of posting her first career double double.

Next Time Out
Oregon State only has one game next week as the Beavers play Oregon in the Civil War on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will air live on FSN.

Scouting Washington
Washington heads into Sunday’s game with a 5-6 record and 0-1 mark in Pacific-10 Conference play after the Huskies lost to Oregon, 82-71, Friday night in Eugene.

Sami Whitcomb is the team’s leader in both scoring (14.1 ppg) and rebounding (5.8 rpg). She is the only Huskies player scoring in double figures.

Tia Jackson is in her third season as the Huskies’ head coach. She enters Sunday with a 26-46 record.

UW hosts the Arizona schools next weekend.

All-Time vs. Washington
Washington holds a 45-22 advantage in the all-time series and is 17-14 in games played at legendary Gill Coliseum.

The Beavers have on two straight and three of the last four in the series, however. A win Sunday would give OSU a three-game streak, which would be the longest against the Huskies since 1995-96.

Last Time vs. UW - 2/12/09
Brittney Davis led all Oregon State scorers with 20 points as the Beavers swept the season series over Washington with a 77-63 victory over the Huskies Davis scored 12 of her 20 points from the free-throw line going a perfect 12-for-12 from the charity stripe. She added three assists and two rebounds.

Oregon State shot 78.9 percent from the line, going 30-for-38 for the game. The 30 free throws made were one short of the all-time team record of 31 set New Year’s day in 1982 against Hawai’i.

The Beavers had 25 more free throw attempts than the Huskies, who were 8-for-13 from the line.

Four Beavers scored in double digits; Davis (20), Alex Mitchell (19), Talisa Rhea (18), and Mercedes Fox-Griffin had 11 second-half points.

The Beavers out-rebounded the Huskies by nine, with Kristen Tillman leading the team with a career-high 10.

Overall, the Beavers shot 41.5 percent from field, finishing with 53 shot attempts. The Huskies had 59 attempts from the field, and posted a 42.4 clip. But the Beavers’ 22 more free-throw makes made the difference.
Last Time Out - January 1
Talisa Rhea and Haiden Palmer both had 19 points as the Oregon State women’s basketball team opened Pacific-10 Conference play with a 63-49 victory over Washington State Friday.

Rhea knocked down three three-pointers and scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half to tie for the team lead. She has now reached double figures in scoring in her last three games and five of her last six. She has led the team in scoring – or tied for it – in each of those games.

Palmer, meanwhile, set a season-high with 19 points, surpassing her previous high of 18 set against Northern Arizona on Nov. 28. The freshman, playing in her first league game, was 9-for-17 from the field. She was just one rebound away from a double-double, posting nine boards, which was second on the team.

El Sara Greer held that lead with 10 rebounds, including six offensively. The Beavers controlled the boards, totaling 46 to Washington State’s 36. The Cougars did have 13 offensive rebounds to 12 for Oregon State.

A New Record
Oregon State has now held opponents to 49 points or less in four consecutive games, which is the first time that has happened in school history. OSU’s previous record was three games, which had happened three times.

OSU began the streak allowing 42 points to UC Irvine, then 48 to Seattle. The Beavers allowed 49 in consecutive games to Portland State and Washington State.

Five-Game Streak
Oregon State is on a five-game win streak and will look to extend it to six games against the Huskies. If that happens, it will tie for the longest win streak under head coach LaVonda Wagner.

That six-game streak came in the month of December last season.

Rhea And Double Figures
Junior Talisa Rhea has scored in double figures in five of her last six games, and has either led or tied for the team lead in each of those games.

The Juneau, Alaska native now has 44 career double-figure scoring efforts.

Going For 2-0 In Pac-10 Play
Because the Beavers defeated Washington State Friday night, Oregon State now has a chance to go 2-0 to start Pacific-10 Conference play. If so, that would be the first 2-0 start for OSU since the 1995-96 season when the Beavers defeated Oregon and Washington to start league play.
Career Lists
Talisa Rhea currently stands in second place in school history with 149 three-pointers made despite having played just two-plus seasons with the Beavers. She trails first-place holder Felicia Ragland (1999-02) by 29. Ragland finished with 178 over her four seasons.

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