Beavers Fall to Cardinal
CORVALLIS – The Oregon State women's basketball fell to No. 5 Stanford 83-58 in a hard-fought contest Saturday evening at Gill Coliseum.
"It was great to be back out there," said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. "Stanford played a great game. I loved the way that we competed, and the way we showed up ready to play after a weekend off and not a lot of practice. I can't say enough about this team and I couldn't be more proud of them. For a large part of this game we showed what we are capable of – we just weren't able to finish it."
Taylor Jones recorded her fourth double-double of the season, going for 13 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks. Sasha Goforth led the Beavers with 16 points, along with five rebounds.
Aleah Goodman finished the contest with 12 points and four rebounds, while Taya Corosdale blocked three shots.
Stanford jumped out to an early lead, but Oregon State answered with 10 unanswered points to go in front 14-11 at the mid-way point of the first quarter. The Cardinal led 23-18 after the opening frame.
Stanford led the majority of the second quarter, before the Beavers leveled the score at 40 two minutes before the break. The Cardinal went to the locker room up 43-40.
Jones went for 12 points and seven rebounds in the opening 20 minutes.
The two sides continued to trade buckets through the early parts of the third quarter, with the Cardinal taking a 52-48 edge into the period's media timeout. Stanford headed to the fourth in front 60-52.
The Cardinal was able to take the win by 25.
The Beavers will return to action Friday when they face USC in Los Angeles.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).