Beavers’ Tournament Run Ends vs. South Carolina
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Oregon State women's basketball team's season came to a close Tuesday evening, as the Beavers fell to South Carolina 59-42 in San Antonio, Texas.
"You have to give credit to South Carolina," said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. "They were disruptive all game, and they closed gaps quickly defensively. We needed shots to go down, and it just wasn't our day shooting the basketball. I couldn't be more proud of our team for what they have overcome this year. They have been an absolute joy to coach - it's one of those season that you just don't want to end. I couldn't be more grateful to be a part of this group."
Senior Aleah Goodman finished with 10 points, six assists and four rebounds.
Taylor Jones finished with 13 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the floor, despite playing just 18 minutes due to foul trouble. Sasha Goforth tallied six points in the contest, while Jelena Mitrovic ended the game with five points and five rebounds.
As a team, the Beavers held South Carolina to 35.5 percent shooting from the floor and 6.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
The teams traded punches early on, heading to the first media break level at six. South Carolina took the lead on the last possession of the first quarter to go to the second up 14-13.
South Carolina's defense clamped down in the second quarter, as it headed to the break in front 30-18.
The Gamecocks led from there, taking the win by 17.
Oregon State ends the season with a record of 12-8, and as the team made its seventh-straight NCAA Tournament. The Beavers won nine of their final 12 games on the season.
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