Indendi Ties School Record for Threes, but Beavers Fall Short at California
Feb. 26, 2011
Berkeley, Calif. - Redshirt sophomore Sage Indendi (Livingston, Mont.) tied the school record for the most three-pointers in a single season with five in Saturday evening's 58-49 loss at California in Haas Pavilion, racking up 69 total on the season thus far.
Indendi finished with a team-high 15 points, adding a career-high tying seven rebounds, while junior Earlysia Marchbanks (Salem, Ore.) recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Senior El Sara Greer (Waterloo, Iowa) rounded out the players in double-digits for points with 10.
Oregon State (9-18, 2-14) quickly jumped out to a 10-2 lead before the first media break at 15:40 behind Marchbank's five points and a long ball by Indendi.
The Golden Bears (15-13, 7-10) scored a handful of points, but the Beavers easily matched Cal's points to retain an eight-point lead with just over 11 minutes to play at the 16-8 mark. Indendi gave Oregon State its biggest lead of the game with her second three-pointer to make it 19-8.
The Beavers capitalized on cold shooting by the Golden Bears at the free throw line, who finished 1-for-4 to Oregon State's perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe at the half, holding on to a 30-24 lead at the long break with Marchbanks already flirting with a double-double on the day with 11 points and seven rebounds.
California scored the first pair of points in the second half to cut Oregon State's lead to four, but Indendi and Greer scored five points to put the team back up by seven at 35-28. Greer scored the team's next four points to lead 39-33 at the next media timeout with 11:31 left in the game.
The Golden Bears' Mikayla Lyles hit back-to-back three-pointers to tie the game at 39, sparking a 19-0 run, to lead Oregon State 52-39 before Indendi's fourth three-pointer of the game ended the Beavers' scoring drought.
Redshirt freshman Tami Brown (Eugene, Ore.) scored the next bucket on a put back layup to cut California's lead to eight, but the Beavers were forced to foul down the stretch with the Golden Bears connecting on 6 of 9 opportunities.
California's Layshia Clarendon scored the team's only double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
The Beavers shot 33.3 percent (19-57) from the field, converting seven times on 24 attempts from beyond the arc. The Golden Bears matched the Beavers' 33.3 percent (21-63), shooting 6-for-13 from three-point range.
Oregon State returns home to host the Arizona schools to close out the regular season. The Beavers will face Arizona on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Thursday's game is also Fill Gill Night, where admission is only $1. Catch the game live on 1340 KLOO-AM in the Corvallis area or through Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Ron Callan will call all of the action.
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