Women's Basketball Loses At UCLA

Jan. 30, 2010

LOS ANGELES - The Oregon State women's basketball team lost to UCLA, 70-44, Saturday afternoon at Pauley Pavilion.

The game was the ninth and final of the first half of Pacific-10 Conference play for the Beavers, who will start the second half of its league schedule Saturday at Oregon. That will follow Oregon State's final non-conference game of the regular season Tuesday night at Cal State Bakersfield.

Talisa Rhea kept her double-figure scoring streak intact as the junior finished the game with 16 points. She has now scored in double figures in 11 consecutive games and in 15 of the Beavers' 19 games this season.

Rhea has also scored 10 or more points in 52 career games.

The guard hit on six baskets from the field, including one three-pointer, and connected on three free throws. She came into the afternoon third in the Pac-10 in scoring at 17.7 points per game, and was just shy of that on Saturday.

Haiden Palmer pitched in with 13 points for her ninth double-figure scoring effort of the season and Anita Burdick totaled seven points coming off the bench.

Julie Futch, Rhea and Palmer tied for the team-lead in rebounding with four apiece, as Oregon State posted 32 for the game. Of those 32, 12 were off the offensive glass, leading to nine second-chance points.

Oregon State (9-10 overall, 1-8 Pac -10) also finished with 11 points off turnovers as the Beavers finished the game with four steals, and UCLA tallied 16 turnovers.

The Beavers also finished with eight assists on 17 baskets. Futch led the team with four assists.

Markel Walker led UCLA (14-6, 7-2) with 16 points. Walked also paced the Bruins with 10 rebounds, as the team finished with 29 on the afternoon.

Oregon State trailed 31-14 at the break. Rhea led the Beavers with six points in the first half.

The Beavers and Bruins nearly matched each other in rebounds in the first half, with UCLA holding a slight advantage, 20-16. Greer, Rhea and Angela Misa all had three rebounds to tie for the team lead in the first half.

Oregon State continues play Tuesday night when the Beavers visit Cal State Bakersfield in a 7 p.m. PT contest at the Icardo Center. Catch the game live on KEJO 1240-AM in the Corvallis area and on 1550-AM in Portland.

Fans, as always, can catch it live on the Internet at Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) with Ron Callan calling all the action.

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