Beavers Fall to Wildcats
Villanova, Pa. – The No. 23 Oregon State women's basketball team fell to Villanova 56-52 Sunday afternoon in Villanova, Pa.
"Villanova played a great game," said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. "We didn't shoot the ball well today. Hopefully we will learn from this performance and it will lead to success later. Not having Taylor (Jones) today was difficult, but we needed to rise to it, and we had a couple people off their game today. It was a tough lesson this afternoon, but hopefully it will lead to good things moving forward."
Jelena Mitrovic had her first career double-double, going for 14 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks.
Taya Corosdale had her first double-double of the season, as she finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Ellie Mack came up with 11 points in her return to her home state of Pennsylvania.
Kennedy Brown had six points and 12 rebounds as she returned to the Oregon State lineup after missing the previous game. Taylor Jones was unavailable for the game due to injury.
The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead, going ahead 10-5 at the game's first media break. The Beavers ended the opening period trailing 12-10.
Oregon State jumped in front in the second quarter, as the teams traded baskets through the first part of the period, with Villanova heading to the media break up 20-19. Corosdale hit s 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer to send the teams to the locker room level at 27.
Mack had eight points in the opening 20 minutes, while Corosdale had six points and seven rebounds.
Villanova started the second-half strong, going in front 43-35. The Wildcats headed to the closing frame with a 48-41 lead.
Mack hit a 3-pointer with less than a minute to play to get the Beavers back within a point, but Villanova was a able to close it out, taking the win by four.
The Beavers will head to Hawaii next week as they host the Maui Jim Maui Classic in Lahaina.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).