Women's Basketball Ends Regular Season Sunday At Washington State
March 6, 2010
Oregon State (9-19, 1-16)
Washington St. (8-20, 3-14)
March 7, 2010 • 2 p.m. PT
Beasley Coliseum (11,566)
Radio: KLOO 1340-AM (Ron Callan)
Oregon State concludes its regular season by visiting Washington State at Beasley Coliseum. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. PT on Sunday.
Oregon State holds a 43-22 lead in the all-time series, and WSU holds a slight advantage at home, 16-15.
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 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.
For Palmer, it was her eighth consecutive game in double figures.
Oregon State plays in the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament beginning Thursday in Los Angeles at the Galen Center on the USC campus. The Beavers’ first round opponent is still to be determined by action from Saturday’s league games and OSU’s game against Washington State.
Scouting Washington State
Washington State enters Sunday’s season finale with an 8-20 overall record and 3-14 mark in Pacific-10 Conference play. Regardless of Sunday’s outcome, the Cougars are guaranteed of being the No. 9 seed at the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament that starts Thursday.
WSU is led offensively by April Cook, who averages 13.9 points per game. Jazmine Perkins, meanwhile, is the team’s top rebounder at six per game.
Washington State is coming off a 67-53 victory over Oregon on Friday night, giving the Cougars their third Pac-10 victory. Perkins had 19 points in the win, while Cook added 16.
All-Time vs. Washington State
Oregon State holds a 43-22 record in the series as the teams have split the last two seasons, winning on their home courts, respectively.
Washington State has a slight lead in games played in Pullman, 16-15. The Beavers opened this season’s series with a 63-49 victory at legendary Gill Coliseum. It gave Oregon State a two-game win streak against the Cougars.
Rhea knocked down three three-pointers and scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half to tie for the team lead.
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.
For Rhea, it was her 23rd game this season with 10 or more points and the 60th of her three-year career. She finished the game hitting on three baskets from the field and baskets from the free-throw line.
Palmer, meanwhile, hit double digits for the eighth consecutive game and 17th time overall this season, which is second only to Rhea’s team-leading 23.
Palmer was 4-for-11 from the field, and was a perfect 2-for-2 from the charity stripe.
Oregon State connected on 10 assists and made 16 baskets from the floor. Washington, meanwhile, posted 10 assists on 22 makes.
The Huskies shot 47.8 percent from the field, compared to 34 percent for the Beavers.
Three-Pointers Getting Close
Talisa Rhea has 172 career three-pointers, which is six off tying the school record 178 by Felicia Ragland.
For Rhea, That’s 1,000 And Climbing
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 1,192 career points. The 1,192 career points places Rhea eighth in school history. Her next move up would replace Tina Lelas (1,313 points from 1993-97) as the seventh-best in school history.
Palmer is averaging a team-best 14.6 points per game during that stretch.
Rhea is averaging 12.4 points per game during that same stretch.
Oregon State will be playing in just its third game on Sunday this season, and the second on the road.
The Beavers are 1-1 in games played on Sunday entering the season finale.