Women's Basketball Returns Home to Host Cal State Bakersfield
Nov. 29, 2010
LOOKING AHEAD — Oregon State (4-2) returns home to legendary Gill Coliseum to host Cal State Bakersfield (6-1) on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
TRACKING THE BEAVS — Full results from Tuesday’s game can be found through osubeavers. com. Gametracker is available, and all but three home games (Jan. 8 - Washington State; Jan. 27 - California; Jan. 29 - Stanford) will also be streamed live for free through osubeavers.com for free. And as always, for in-game updates, follow OregonStateWBB on Twitter.
GAME 7: CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD — Tuesday, Nov. 30 (7:00 p.m.): Oregon State is 1-1 all-time against Cal State Bakersfield. The Beavers defeated the Roadrunners 66-56 on December 21, 2008 at home before falling 57-54 at Bakersfield last season.
Cal State Bakersfield got off to a hot start to the 2010-11 season, the best in school history winning its first six before suffering a 69-59 loss to Idaho on Sunday. The Roadrunners defeated Dominican (97-44), Montana (74-54), San Diego State (73-62), Santa Clara (66-53), Sacramento State (97-88) and Oregon (87-78) led by the offense of sophomore guard Amber Williams, who’s averaging 13.4 points per game and leading scorer in four of the team’s seven games. Cal State Bakersfield averages 78.3 points per game to its opponents 64.0, while shooting 41 percent from the field, 31 percent from beyond the arc. Senior forward Tamiko Davis leads the boards game for the Runners with 56 (8.0 rpg), while senior forward tallies a team-high 19 steals. Senior guard Britney McGee paces the assists list with 27 so far this season. Head coach Tim La Kose is in his 10th season at the helm with a 335-141 career record, 199-74 at Cal State Bakersfield. The Roadrunners are 2-0 on the road this season.
LAST TIME AROUND (FEB. 2, 2010) — The Roadrunners defeated the Beavers in Bakersfield 57-54 last season. Talisa Rhea had a team-high 17 points with Julie Futch adding 14. But it couldn’t top Katie Williams’ 26 with Phynique Allen’s 11 and Amber Williams’ 10. The Beavers also committed 31 turnovers to the Runners’ seven, with CSUB scoring 32 points off the Beavers’ turnovers.
REWIND TO THE LAST GAME — Senior El Sara Greer and freshman Alyssa Martin both tallied 13 points to lead the Beavers, but the team couldn’t overcome a slow start to the second half, falling 65-52 to Rutgers in the Hyatt Place Lady Rebel Round-Up Championship game. Redshirt sophomore Sage Indendi also reached double-digits for points with 11. Oregon State held a slim 33-30 lead at halftime, but a 16-0 Scarlet Knights run to open the last 20 minutes coupled with just 21 percent shooting stopped the Beavers from rebounding for the win.
LEADING THE PAC — The Beavers have the stats in scoring defense (42.8 ppg), blocked shots (4.8 bpg) and three-point field goals made (7.7). Senior El Sara Greer leads the blocked shots race (2.3 bpg), while freshman Alyssa Martin tops the minutes played list (38.0).
OFFENSE SELLS TICKETS, DEFENSE WINS GAMES — The Oregon State women’s basketball team has one of the conference’s best defenses so far this season, holding opponents to only 46.5 points per game. The Beavers are second in the conference in blocked shots per game (4.8 bpg) with senior El Sara Greer paces the conference in the same category, averaging 2.3 per game. Overall on the season, the Beavers have forced 122 turnovers, good for fifth most in the conference and third overall in turnover margin (+2.8). Additionally, Oregon State is third in the Pac-10, averaging 10.8 steals per game.
SEASON TICKETS — Purchase your 2010-11 Oregon State women’s basketball tickets today for the team’s 13 home games. Season ticket packages are only $72 for reserved seats for adults, $48 for general admission. Pac-10 Packs are also available with adult reserved seats available for $54 and general admission $36.
ODDS & ENDS — The Pac-10 Conference is celebrating its 25th year of women’s basketball. The conference expanded to include women’s competition in 1986-87 in 10 sports. The Pac-10 now sponsors both 11 men’s and women’s sports.
The 3-0 start to the season is the second time the team has opened that successfully in the last three seasons. Last season, the Beavers won in their season opener but then fell on the road.
Oregon State is now 2-0 on the season against Big West teams, defeating Long Beach State, 71-39, and Cal State Northridge, 49-32.
Freshman Alexis Bostick earned the Beavers’ only All-Tournament honors, leading the team to the Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Classic title.
TWO RETURNERS — Forwards senior El Sara Greer and sophomore Angela Misa are the two returnees this season. Greer started in all 31 games last season for the Beavers after transferring from Kirkwood Community College in Iowa, while Misa had limited playing time in her rookie season.
EIGHT NEWCOMERS — Eight new faces join the Beaver women’s basketball program this season — one senior, one junior, one sophomore and five freshmen. Freshman legacy Alyssa Martin begins her career 20 years after her father, Earl, had a successful career for the men’s team. Freshmen Alexis Bostick and Classye James both join Oregon State after having successful prep careers, while junior Earlysia Marchbanks not only found success at the high school level but also at the junior college pace. Redshirt sophomore Sage Indendi was named the Division III Rookie of the Year at George Fox under head coach Scott Rueck but transferred her sophomore season and took the year off from competitive basketball. Redshirt freshman Jenna Dixon and freshman Katie Schrock will get a change to test their skill level at the Divison I level, while senior Amanda Davey returns to the game for her final season of eligibility after taking a season off.
MARTIN VS. MARTIN — Freshman Alyssa Martin outplayed her father, Earl, in her career opener. Alyssa scored 24 points to Earl’s eight, three assists to one and 36 minutes to 15.
RUECK’S ASSISTANT COACHES — Head coach Scott Rueck welcomes a pair of assistant coaches this season in Mark Campbell and Eric Ely. Campbell became the winningest two-year guard in Hawai’i basketball history at guard. Ely brings over 12 years of Division I coaching experience splitting time at Oral Roberts and Missouri. He played professionally in France and Brazil after his collegiate career closed.
COACHES TELECONFERENCE — Pac-10 head women’s basketball coaches will be available on three media teleconference calls during the 2010-11 season. The calls will be scheduled for mid-December, prior to the start of conference action; early January, at the start of Conference play; and Tuesday, Mar. 8, prior to the start of the Pac-10 Tournament. Media members may call the Pac-10 office to receive the number for both the live teleconference and taped replay. Contact Natalia Ciccone or Rachel Caton for the call-in number. Coach Scott Rueck’s set time on those three conference calls is 10:05 a.m.
PAC-10 TOURNAMENT — The 2010-11 Pacific-10 Conference Tournament will be held March 9-12 in Los Angeles at the Galen Center, home to USC men’s and women’s basketball and Staples Center. The first round and quarterfinals will be held at the Galen Center, while the semifinals and championship game will take place at Staples Center. For more on the Pac-10 Tournament, visit www.pac-10.org.
CATCH EVERY GAME ON THE RADIO — Every Oregon State women’s basketball game this season will be on the airwaves, either on the AM dial or online at osubeavers.com. Fans can catch games on KLOO 1340-AM or KTHH 990-AM in the Corvallis area. Every game will also be available through Beaver Nation Online, the audio/visual service of osubeavers.com.
Ron Callan of KPAM 860 begins his second season as the voice of the Beavers.
For the fourth straight season, select games will be available for fans in the Portland area on KKAD 1550-AM. This year, the Beavers will be on 10 times in Portland, the same as the last three seasons. KKAD is the sister station of KPAM 860, which broadcasts Oregon State football, men’s basketball and baseball, among other Beavers’ information.
Date Opponent Game Time (PT)
11/26 UNLV 7:30 p.m.
11/30 Cal State Bakersfield 7:00 p.m.
12/03 Pepperdine 7:00 p.m.
12/17 Southern Utah 6:00 p.m.
12/21 Eastern Washington 7:00 p.m.
12/31 Arizona State 5:30 p.m.
01/15 USC 2:00 p.m.
01/29 Stanford 2:00 p.m.
02/19 Oregon 5:00 p.m.
02/26 California 7:30 p.m.
SEE THE BEAVS ON TV — Oregon State is scheduled to appear on television once this season with the option of a second game being televised late in the season.
The Civil War contest in Eugene on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 12:00 p.m. will broadcast nationally on FSN. Additionally, on Saturday, Feb. 26, the Pac-10 has reserved that date as a wild card selection, and each of the scheduled Pac-10 games could be televised with the announcement TBA.
BEAVERS ALL-ACCESS — FSN Northwest will air the popular 30-minute “Beavers All-Access” show beginning in January on Wednesday afternoons. Head coach Scott Rueck will sit down with host Mike Parker in taping for the show.
BEAVER SPORTS TALK — Most of the Oregon State radio networks will carry Beaver Sports Talk, which airs every Tuesday during basketball season beginning at 7:00 p.m. The show originates from McMenamins on Monroe and will feature Oregon State basketball coaches Scott Rueck and Craig Robinson as well as selected players.
ONLINE HOME OF BEAVER ATHLETICS — The Internet home of Oregon State athletics, osubeavers.com, has a full slate of information on the Oregon State women’s basketball team. Game notes, photo galleries, roster and full schedule are available by visiting the website.
BEAVER NATION ONLINE — The subscription-based site within osubeavers.com offers exclusive interviews, highlights, webcasts and special features from Oregon State coaches and players throughout the year. Live events, game replays, weekly and post-game press conferences, special features, highlights and classic games are constantly shown on the site.
SEASON OPENERS — The game against Long Beach State was the 35th all-time opener. Oregon State has a 29-6 record in season openers after the victory. The Beavers have won the last 13 straight season openers, last six home openers.
LEGENDARY GILL — Gill Coliseum has been the home to Oregon State women’s basketball since the program’s inception in the 1978-79 season. The Beavers have gone 257-148 (.635) in games played in legendary Gill prior to the 2010-11 season. The coliseum seats 10, 400.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE BEAVERS — Oregon State continues its homestand when it hosts Pepperdine on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m. in legendary Gill Coliseum.
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