Complete Effort Gives Ducks First Pac-12 Win
BERKELEY, Calif. – Oregon put together a complete effort from start-to-finish in a dominant 88-53 win over California on Sunday at Haas Pavilion for the Ducks' first Pac-12 victory of the year.
The Ducks made a season-high 14 three-pointers while limiting the Golden Bears to 29.4 percent shooting from the field. Te-Hina Paopao and Sydney Parrish led the way, each scoring 21 points while Parrish knocked down a career-high seven three-pointers.
"I was really proud of our effort," said head coach Kelly Graves. "Sometimes it's difficult to come off of a loss and regroup two days later and play against a good team. But I thought we got off to a good start, played well at both ends of the floor, shot it really well and it just kind of snowballed from there."
How it Happened: The Ducks came out on fire offensively from the get-go, hitting six of their first seven shots including four straight from outside to go up 16-2 five minutes in. Oregon finished the opening quarter shooting 71 percent from the field and 6-of-8 from outside, led by Parrish's nine points to go up 26-13.
Oregon continued to stretch the lead in the second quarter behind more good play offensively. The Ducks hit four more three-pointers while holding Cal to just two field goals in the quarter to take a 50-27 lead into the half.
Paopao hit a three on Oregon's first possession of the half while Parrish connected on two more from outside, fueling a 12-5 run to begin the half and open up a 30-point lead. The Ducks cruised the rest of the way down the stretch, clamping down defensively and outscoring Cal 19-12 in the fourth to finish off the win.
Who Stood Out: Parrish drained her first six shots from deep, going 4-for-4 in the first half and hitting two threes early in the third quarter. She turned in her third 20-point game of the season, finishing tied for the team lead with 21 points while grabbing five rebounds.
Paopao became the sixth different Duck to turn in a 20-point game this season, matching Parrish with 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including going 4-for-5 from outside. Endyia Rogers and Nyara Sabally also reached double figures, with Rogers putting up 12 and Sabally adding 11 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Up Next: The Ducks return home to host Arizona State on Thursday at Matthew Knight Arena (8 p.m., Pac-12 Network).