Women's Basketball Returns Home For Pac-10's Arizona State Thursday Night
Jan. 6, 2009
Oregon State (9-3, 0-2)
January 8, 2009
Radio Broadcast: KLOO 1340-AM, KKAD 1550-AM, osubeavers.com
The matchup is the Beavers' first Pacific-10 Conference home game after opening league play last weekend in Los Angeles.
Todd Mansfield will be behind the mic doing the play-by-play.
Both Rhea and Mitchell were 5-for-10 from the field. Rhea also knocked down two three-pointers and five free throws for her seventh double-digit scoring effort of the season.
Mitchell, meanwhile, posted her ninth double-digit game of the season.
On The Horizon
After facing off against the Wildcats, Oregon State hits the road to face Washington State Jan. 15 and then Washington on Jan. 17.
Scouting Arizona State
That sweep, however, came by just four points as the Cardinal won by three and California by one. The two losses sent Arizona State to a three-game losing streak.
Briann January is the team's leading scorer at 13.4 points per game, and is followed closely by Dymond Simon, who is at 13. Sybil Dosty leads Arizona State in rebounding with 8.0 rebounds per game. Overall, ASU out-rebounds its opponents by 7.4 per game.
Arizona State Series
Last Game vs. ASU - Jan. 31, 2008
Rhea led all Oregon State players (10-11 overall, 3-7 Pacific-10 Conference) with 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting while Mercedes Fox-Griffin, Ashley Allen, and Ducker all recorded six points apiece. Julie Futch was also active on the boards with five to tie her for the team lead. Four Beavers were tied with two assists a piece as the team collected nine assists as a whole.
Alex Mitchell led OSU with two steals.
Oregon State shot 44.2 percent from the field, connecting on 19-of-43 baskets. Rhea connected on one three-pointer while Oregon State was 3-for-4 from the free-throw line.
As a team, the Beavers recorded four blocks to Arizona State's two. Oregon State also narrowly lost the rebounding battle by a 27 to 22 count.
For Mitchell, it was her second straight game in double figures and ninth of the year with 10 or more points. Mitchell was 5-for-10 from the field and finished with four rebounds while making all four of her free throw attempts.
Rhea, meanwhile, hit the double-digit mark for the seventh time this season. She was also 5-for-10 from the field and knocked down two three-pointers. She also was 5-for-6 from the charity stripe.
She also had four rebounds for the Beavers.
A seventh victory at legendary Gill would equal the team's win total from last season, when the Beavers were 7-7.
Lead Important At The Half
From The Stripe
The .750 mark puts Oregon State 22nd nationally. Utah leads the nation at .826.
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