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Beavers Out-Pace Roadrunners to Start Year 3-0

Nov 20, 2021

CORVALLIS – The No. 15 Oregon State women's basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season, taking down CSU Bakersfield 82-51 Saturday afternoon at Gill Coliseum.
"This time of year you're really looking to continue getting better," said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. "I thought the team responded well to practice the last few days. Today we executed well and rebounded well – we didn't shoot the ball great at the beginning of the game, but when you defend the way we were you will gain momentum. This is a team that has weapons all over the place, and when they are moving the ball it is a lot of fun to watch. I liked the steps forward that we made today."
With the victory, the Beavers start the year with three-straight victories for the fourth consecutive season.
AJ Marotte exploded for 19 points, going 7-for-11 from the floor, including 4-for-6 from 3-point range. Greta Kampschroeder scored 13 points for the second-straight game, as she hit three 3-pointers in her first career start.
Taya Corosdale narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Talia von Oelhoffen scored nine points, while Taylor Jones went 4-for-4 from the floor to put up eight points. Kennedy Brown had seven rebounds.
As a team Oregon State shot 50.9 percent from the floor and 70 percent during the third quarter. The Beavers held an 18-0 advantage on fast break points.

The teams traded punches through much of the first quarter, as the Beavers headed to the second frame up 19-14.
Oregon State extended its advantage to double-figures early in the second period, and held the Roadrunners without a field goal for over six minutes to end the half, heading to the break in front 38-21.
Marotte scored eight first half points, while Brown headed to the locker room with six points and seven rebounds.
The Oregon State defense continued to clamp down in the third quarter, as the Beavers headed to the first media break with a 53-26 lead. OSU headed to the closing frame in front 60-37.
The Beavers continued to roll in the closing period, using an 11-0 run to take the win by 31.
Oregon State will hit the road for the first time next week, as they will head to Florida for the Daytona Beach Invitational. The Beavers will face No. 13 Michigan on Friday and Notre Dame on Saturday.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).