The Beavers are 2-0 in Pac-12 play after the first weekend of conference action. Tough hard fought wins over the Washington schools. I think the Cougars and Huskies are better this season and that was a factor in both games. I also think the season-ending knee injury to three-point sharp shooter Kat Tudor impacted the Beavers on Friday night allowing the Cougs to keep it close. But in both games mental toughness helped Oregon State improve to 12-2.
Destiny Slocum was money on Sunday. She shredded the Husky defense for a career high 30 points and helped the offense stay aggressive. That still shot above is me adjusting her microphone by the way!!
The Beavers once again dispite not having Kat Tudor on the floor hit 13 three-pointers. In fact, in the past two games against Washington the Beavers have hit an incredible 31 threes.
The Beavers are currently ranked 11th in the country but could move up because Tennessee lost to Missouri in OT yesterday. That would put three Pac-12 teams in the nation's Top Ten. Oregon State now makes its first true road trip of the season beginning Friday at Pauley Pavilion against UCLA. Pregame coverage on the Beaver Sports Network begins at 6:30pm.
Here is the official release from OSU Athletics with more details on the game.
A 30-point outing from redshirt-sophomore Destiny Slocum lifted the No. 11 Oregon State women's basketball team to a 78-67 win over Washington Sunday afternoon at Gill Coliseum.
"It's always great to start 2-0 in conference," said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. "We had two great crowds this weekend, and two gritty performances. I loved our defense today for most of the game. Washington is not an easy team to guard – you can't ever relax and they are hard to predict. Overall this was a really gutty win. Destiny set the tone early, coming out in attack mode. This was a good team win with some great performances."
Slocum went 11-for-17 from the floor to set a career-high in scoring. The guard also tallied seven rebounds and six assists in the winning effort. Junior Mikayla Pivec put up 17 points and five rebounds, while sophomore Taya Corosdale set a career-high with 14 rebounds to go along with nine points. Senior Katie McWilliams recorded nine points and five rebounds in the contest, and Aleah Goodman finished with six points.
As a team, Oregon State hit 13 3-pointers, as the team moved to 12-2 on the season, 2-0 in Pac-12 play. Oregon State shot 44.8 percent from the floor and held Washington to 34.7 percent shooting.