Beavers Run Streak Against Ducks To Four After 63-53 Win
Jan. 15, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - Jamie Weisner scored 22 points, Patricia Bright had six of the Beavers' 10 blocks on the night and the Oregon State women's basketball team ran its winning streak against the Ducks to four after a 63-53 Civil War victory in Eugene on Tuesday.
Weisner scored her game-high 22 on 7-for-16 shooting, including hitting four of her nine three-point attempts. Bright swatted five of her shots in the first half and is now in sole possession of third place on Oregon State's all-time list with 149. She also added 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.
Oregon (2-15, 0-5 Pac-12) scored the game's first four points before the Beavers (8-9, 2-3 Pac-12) reeled off a 15-2 run to open up a nine-point lead and take command of the game. In that stretch, Alyssa Martin hit her 113th career three-pointer to move into a tie with Anette Mollerstrom for fourth place in OSU history.
The lead grew to 13, and the spurt in Oregon State's favor to 22-5, when Mollee Schwegler made a jumper with exactly 10 minutes gone by in the game. The Beavers would go up by as many as 17 and eventually took a 37-20 into the break.
Oregon State dominated the first half on both ends of the floor, shooting over 40 percent and assisting on eight of its 13 field goals. Defensively, the Beavers closed out on shooters and made things miserable on the interior for the Ducks.
Oregon was held to just 19.4 percent shooting in the game's first 20 minutes, including a 1-for-10 mark from behind the arc. At halftime, the Beavers had more blocks (8) than Oregon had field goals (6). The Ducks went from the 19:40 mark until there was 13:02 on the clock without converting a shot from the floor, and the Beavers also held their rival without anything other than four free throws over the half's final 6:55.
After scoring 11 first-half points, Weisner came out just a hot in the second and started the final period on a personal 7-0 run that gave the Beavers their largest lead of the game, 44-20, with 16:45 to go.
Conversely, the Ducks' drought from the floor reached nearly 10 minutes. Jillian Alleyne converted a layup to end Weisner's run and after that basket Oregon played with renewed energy, eventually cutting the 24-point Oregon State lead to seven, but it was too little, too late.
An Amanda Delgado three-pointer brought the Ducks to within seven, 57-50, with 2:22 to go, but Bright fought through an Alleyne foul to convert a right-handed layup off the glass and sank the free throw to push OSU's lead back to double-digits. Oregon wouldn't get closer than eight the rest of the way.
With the win, Oregon State has won four consecutive games against Oregon for the first time in program history. Following last season's 68-53 win in Eugene, the Beavers also claimed their first-ever back-to-back road wins against the Ducks.
After her six-block performance in round one of the Civil War, Bright needs 25 more rejections to move into the top-10 all-time in Pac-12 history. The Beavers are guaranteed at least 14 more games this season.
Oregon State will be looking for the sweep in Gill Coliseum on Sunday when the teams match up in another Civil War affair televised on the Pac-12 Networks. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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