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Ducks Top Westmont In Exhibition Finale

Nov 6, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon delivered an efficient offensive performance led by five players in double figures in a 95-65 win over Westmont Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena in the second of the Ducks' two exhibitions.
"Certainly offensively I thought we did some really good stuff today," said head coach Kelly Graves. "For the most part we got pretty much what we wanted to offensively. Defensively, we struggled a little bit. We had some players playing in new spots so we kind of just had to get through that."
How it Happened: Oregon got off to a bit of a slow start offensively and led 20-13 after the first quarter. The Ducks found more of a rhythm in the second quarter behind a strong inside performance from Nyara Sabally. The junior scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds in the second frame and was just one board shy of a double-double at the break, with 12 points and nine rebounds.
After Westmont cut the Oregon lead to 12 with just under four minutes left in the first half, the Ducks went on an 11-2 run to head into the break in front 46-25.
The Ducks continued to open things up in the second half, starting the third quarter on a 10-0 run to go up 58-25 with 6:25 to go. Sedona Prince got going offensively, scoring six of the team's first eight points in the second half while connecting on her first four shots from the field.
The two teams traded buckets the rest of the way, with 6-foot-8 freshman Phillipina Kyei dominating inside after halftime, scoring 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting in the second half.
Who Stood Out: Sabally and Prince each posted double-doubles, with Sabally scoring 14 points while grabbing 11 rebounds in just 15 minutes of action, while Prince went for 10 points and 11 boards. Kyei led all scorers in the game with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting to go along with five rebounds. Sydney Parrish turned in a strong shooting day, finishing with 16 points while going 4-for-7 from outside. Maddie Scherr delivered another steady performance, scoring eight points while dishing out eight assists with no turnovers. Oregon turned it over just five times as a team, including just once in the second half, while tallying 24 assists.
Up Next: The Ducks open the regular season Tuesday against Idaho State at 7:30 p.m. in Matthew Knight Arena.