Beaver Battle, Drop Matchup with Michigan
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The No. 16 Oregon State women's basketball team dropped a hard-fought 61-52 game to No. 12 Michigan Friday evening at the Daytona Beach Invitational in Daytona Beach, Florida.
"As this team grows, you're going have to go through some things like this," said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. "As we get better, we will execute better on the offensive end. It was a combination of their pressure, some mistakes on our end and some key players in foul trouble. This team is always going to fight - that's a hallmark of our program. I was really pleased with the effort tonight, we just need to execute better and we will."
Kennedy Brown recorded her first double-double of the season, going for 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. Taya Corosdale pulled down 11 rebounds to go with four assists and two steals.
Taylor Jones went 3-for-4 from the floor, finishing with six points and five rebounds. Talia von Oelhoffen had six points, three rebounds and a pair of steals. Tea Adams came off the bench to put up six points.
Oregon State held Michigan to 32.8 percent shooting and had a 42-37 advantage on the boards.
The Beavers scored the first four points of the game, but the Wolverines bounced back to end the first quarter in front 17-12.
Oregon State was able to retake the lead briefly early in the second frame, as Ellie Mack came off the bench to score back-to-back buckets. The teams traded punches through most of the quarter with before Michigan went to the break in front 31-23.
The Wolverines extended the advantage to double-figures in the third quarter, but the Beavers exploded for an 11-0 run to level the score. Oregon State retook the lead late in the third, as it went to the closing frame even at 40.
The defenses were in control early in the closing period, before Michigan was able to take the win by nine.
The Beavers will be back in action Saturday when they take on Notre Dame.
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