Goodman Scored 33, Beavers Fall to Cougars in Double OT
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Aleah Goodman scored 33 points, but the Oregon State Women's Basketball fell to Washington State 77-75 Sunday afternoon in double overtime.
"This was a step in the right direction for us," said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. "We couldn't have competed any harder. I was pleased with the way the team battled – this was an unbelievable warrior-like game. That's what it takes to beat good teams. I loved everything about today, other than the loss."
Goodman added six assists and made 11 of her 13 free throw attempts. Taylor Jones tallied16 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks, while Taya Corosdale scored nine points. Sasha Goforth finished with seven points and three rebounds.
Talia von Oelhoffen made her Oregon State debut, playing 21 minutes. She scored six points, adding four rebounds and one assist. Originally part of the 2021 recruiting class, von Oelhoffen joined the team in practice Wednesday.
As a team, Oregon State shot 21-for-28 from the free throw line and grabbed 47 rebounds. Their defense held the Cougars to 35 percent from the field and 35 percent from beyond the arc,.
After taking the lead in the first quarter, it was Oregon State carrying a 31-28 lead into the halftime break. Goodman scored 15 of the team's first-half points, and Jones added seven rebounds.
Washington State took the lead in the third quarter, as the sides battled back and forth. A Sasha Goforth three pointer tied the game at 58 with 28 seconds left to force overtime.
In the extra period, it was more back and forth. The game would eventually go to double overtime and the Cougars held a two-point lead with 2.3 seconds remaining. The Beavers had the game's final chance on an inbounds play, but Washington State took the civtory by two.
Oregon State's next game is Tues., Jan. 26, against Washington. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at Gill Coliseum.
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