Women's Basketball Loses At Stanford

Feb. 20, 2010

Box Score

STANFORD, Calif. - Haiden Palmer hit the double-figure scoring mark for the fifth straight game, but the Oregon State women's basketball team lost to No. 2 Stanford, 82-48, Saturday night at Maples Pavilion.

The game concluded Oregon State's annual trip to the Bay Area. Oregon State lost a seesaw battle to California, 66-62, on Thursday night to open the trip.

Palmer was 7-of-15 from the field and scored 11 of her 16 points in the second half. The freshman guard now has 14 games with 10 or more points this season.

She came into the game averaging 10.9 points per game, and surpassed that mark early in the second half. She scored 11 of the team's first 15 points in the second half.

Julie Futch posted seven points as she hit on three baskets from the field, including a three-pointer, and Kirsten Tilleman also had six for the Beavers. Brittany Kennedy chipped in with seven, while Kate Lanz tallied six points after hitting on two three-pointers.

Overall, Oregon State (9-16 overall, 1-13 Pacific-10 Conference) shot 32.2 percent from the field and collected 23 rebounds. El Sara Greer paced the Beavers with seven while Tilleman had four.

Oregon State finished the game with 12 offensive boards and utilized them to the tune of 11 second-chance points.

The turnover battle was equal, with both teams finishing with 15. Oregon State managed five steals, while the Cardinal posted eight.

Stanford (25-1, 15-0) was led offensively by Nnemkadi Ogwumike, who had 17 points and five rebounds. The Cardinal also grabbed 33 rebounds as a team, with Jayne Appel - 10 boards - pacing the way in the win. Appel also had 12 points for the double double.

Stanford took a 46-21 lead into halftime after shooting 72 percent compared to 26.7 percent for the Beavers in the first half.

Tilleman led the Beavers with six first-half points, while Palmer had five. Both Kate Lanz and Brittany Kennedy sank a three-pointer apiece in the first half.

Oregon State grabbed nine rebounds in the first half, paced by Kennedy and El Sara Greer, who both had two. Stanford finished with 20 first-half rebounds.

Oregon State returns home next week to host the Los Angeles schools, with UCLA first on the slate Thursday night. That game starts at 7 p.m. PT time at legendary Gill Coliseum.

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 fans who can't make it to Gill, catch the game live on the radio by tuning into KLOO 1340-AM in Corvallis. It can also be heard live on the Internet by visiting Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Ron Callan will call all the action.

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