The 8th ranked Oregon State Women's hoop team had a couple of days at the pool and beach on Maui. By the time their game versus Eastern Washington started you wondered if the distractions of Lahaina would impact this team. Well after a first quarter that was less than dynamic the Beavers turned on the jets and disposed of Eastern Washington 93-45 in the first round of the Maui Jim Maui Classic. The score was tied at 13 at the end of the first quarter. The Beavers lone standout player early in the contest was Taya Corosdale who hit three baseline three pointers. After that the next three quarters were basically an Oregon State clinic on how to play team basketball. They outscored the Eagles 80-32 in quarters 2,3 and 4.
Tonight a big challenge for Oregon State....how to slow down Chennedy Carter the standout guard with the Aggies of Texas A and M. She averages 20 points per game and will no doubt take the majority of shots in tonight's game. 7:PM the pregame coverage begins at osubeavers.com.
Here is the official release on last night's game from Trevor Cramer the Sports Info Director for Oregon State Women's Basketball:
The No. 8 Oregon State women’s basketball team maintained its undefeated record at the Maui Jim Maui Classic Friday evening, as the Beavers took down Eastern Washington 93-45 in Lahaina, Hawaii.
“I thought Eastern Washington came in with a good game plan,” said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. “It was competitive early, but then we got into a rhythm. The ball started moving for us and shots started going down. I like the way our defense impacted them all night. I thought this game was a good chance for us to grow.”
Oregon State is hosting the Maui Classic for the third-straight season, and is now 5-0 in the event.
Sophomore Aleah Goodman set a career-high, scoring 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the floor. Destiny Slocum tallied 17 points, as she scored over 15 for the sixth time this season.
Junior Mikayla Pivec narrowly missed her second-straight double-double, finishing with 14 points and nine rebounds. Fellow junior Kat Tudor rounded out the Oregon State players in double-figures with 12 points. Sophomore Taya Corosdale tallied nine points and eight rebounds.
As a team, the Beavers shot a blistering 57.9 percent in the contest, while holding the Eagles to 32.1 percent shooting. Oregon State also held a 40-23 advantage in rebounds.
The defenses dominated the opening five minutes, as Eastern Washington headed to the first media timeout up 5-3. The teams headed to the second quarter level at 13.
The Beavers exploded mid-way through the second quarter, going on an 8-0 run over a span of less than two minutes to go in front 26-17. Oregon State would extend the run to 18 unanswered points, on its way to a 36-23 halftime advantage.
Slocum and Corosdale led the Beavers with nine points apiece in the opening 20 minutes.
OSU extended the advantage to 20 early in the third quarter, and the offense continued to click from there, as Oregon State shot 84.678.6 percent in the period to head to the closing frame up 67-38.
The Beavers used a 21-3 fourth-quarter run to stretch the advantage, on their way to a 48-point win.
Oregon State will face Texas A&M Saturday evening in the final game of the Maui Jim Maui Classic. The contest will tip off at 9:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. HT.