Beavers Top Utes to Complete Mountain Sweep
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Oregon State women's basketball team notched its third-straight victory, taking an 84-74 win over Utah Sunday afternoon in Salt Lake City.
"This was a stretch of four games in eight days, which is extremely rare in the Pac-12," said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. "Everyone around this team embraced that challenge. To finish this week out the way we did – gaining momentum and gaining confidence – is just what you would hope for. Clearly our best basketball is still ahead of us. I'm proud of everyone associated with this program for the way they took on this tough week and continued to get better as it went along."
Sasha Goforth finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds, as she notched her first career double-double. Aleah Goodman recorded 21 points and five assists, while Taylor Jones tallied 15 points and six rebounds, despite playing just 13 minutes due to foul trouble.
Talia von Oelhoffen finished in double-figures for the third-straight game, ending the contest with 12 points.
As a team, Oregon State shot 47.5 percent from the floor, while holding Utah to 33.9 percent shooting.
Goodman hit back-to-back triples to give Oregon State an early 8-0 lead. Oregon State parlayed the early surge into a 23-16 advantage to end the first quarter.
Utah scored the first seven points of the second frame to level the score. The teams traded punches from there, until the Beavers exploded for the final 10 points of the half to head to the locker room up 44-35.
Oregon State picked up right where it left off to start the third quarter, scoring the first 10 points of the third quarter to take control of the game. Utah battled back to get within seven early in the fourth quarter, and cut the edge to two with just under three minutes to play. OSU was able to close the game out from there, taking the win by 10.
The Beavers will return home for four-straight home games, beginning Friday against Arizona.
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