Women's Basketball Plays Last Non-Conference Game Tuesday Night At Cal State Bakersfield

Jan. 31, 2010

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Oregon State (9-10)
Cal State Bakersfield (13-9)

February 2, 2010 • 7 p.m. PT
Bakersfield, Calif.
Icardo Center (3,800)

Radio: KEJO 1240-AM, KKAD 1550-AM (Ron Callan)
TV: None

The Game
Oregon State plays in its last non-conference game of the regular season Tuesday night when visiting Cal State Bakersfield at the Icardo Center.

The meeting is just the second all-time between the teams. OSU was victorious, 66-56, last season.

The game will be carried live on the radio by tuning into KEJO 1240-AM in Corvallis and KKAD 1550-AM in Portland, and by visiting Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com.).

Ron Callan will call the action.

Live audio of the game will be available on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com).

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

Last Game
Talisa Rhea scored 16 points to lead Oregon State, and Haiden Palmer chipped in with 13 points, but the Beavers lost to UCLA, 70-44, on Saturday afternoon.

Rhea extended her double-figures scoring streak to 11 games in the loss.

Next Up
Oregon State gets into the second half of Pacific-10 Conference play when returning to Oregon. The Beavers will play at Oregon Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Civil War.
It will be Oregon State’s final game at McArthur Court.

Scouting Cal State Bakersfield
Cal State Bakersfield comes into Tuesday night’s game with a 13-9 record after defeating Cal Poly, 83-81, on buzzer beater Saturday night. The Roadrunners are a Division I Independent, and thusly, do not have a league record.

Katie Williams currently leads the team in scoring at 19.0 points per game, while Tamiko Davis is tops at 7.2 rebounds.

Tim La Kose is in his ninth season at Cal State Bakersfield and has a 186-69 record with the Roadrunners.

Oregon State is the first Pac-10 school that CSUB will host at the Icardo Center.

All-Time vs. Cal State Bakersfield
The game Tuesday night is just the second all-time between the teams, but it is the second in as many years.

The Beavers defeated Cal State Bakersfield, 66-56, last season in Corvallis.

Last Time vs. CSUB - 12/21/08
Talisa Rhea had 23 points and the Oregon State women’s basketball team withstood a strong challenge from Cal State Bakersfield to defeat the Roadrunners, 66-56, at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Rhea was 7-for-17 from the field to lead the Beavers.

Of Rhea’s 23 points, 16 came in the second half. She knocked down two three-pointers in the win and went to the free-throw line seven times, making every attempt.

Mercedes Fox-Griffin pitched in with 17 points and a team-leading six assists in 35 minutes.
Cal State Bakersfield hung with the Beavers for most of the second half, staying within single digits for most of the half. The Beavers, who had a five-point lead at the half, were able to hold on behind Rhea’s 16 second-half points. The Beavers went to the line 29 times, with 22 of those coming in the second half.

Overall, the Beavers shot 75.9 percent from the charity stripe overall, and were 19-for-24 (.792) in the second half.

Last Time Out - January 23
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.

‘Pink Zone’
Oregon State’s game against Arizona on Feb. 13 has been designated as its “Pink Zone” game for 2009-10.

Buy a specially designed OS pink pin for $5 from Beaver Authentics and receive $2 admission to the game. Beaver Authentics is also selling a pink mini basketball. A portion of the proceeds from the pin and mini basketball will go to Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund and the Corvallis Clinic’s Project H.E.R.

It is the third straight year the Beavers will participate in the event. For more information, visit osubeavers.com.

That’s 1,000
Junior guard Talisa Rhea became the 16th member of Oregon State’s 1,000 points club when she finished with 26 points against Stanford on Jan. 21. She hit her 1,000th career point on a free throw at the 14:23 mark of the first half.

She now has 1,076 career points.

Tuesday’s game is OSU’s last non-conference game of the regular season. The Beavers are 8-2 in non-conference games in 2009-10.

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