It was a great atmosphere for college basketball Sunday at Gill Coliseum. 8,667 mostly Beaver fans were entertained by two of the nation's top teams. Destiny Slocum was outstanding for the Beavers. A season high 26 points and no turnovers. Kiana Williams was the glue for Stanford with 17 points and no turnovers.
Stanford edged Oregon State 61-58 in comeback fashion. The difference in this one...offensive rebounds in the final minutes of the game. Stanford had eight to keep possession even though the Beaver defense kept making stops but couldn't get the key boards when they really needed them.
Afterwards, a truly disappointed coach Scott Rueck, Mikayla Pivec and Destiny Slocum
Now the Beavers will face their rival Oregon in back-to-back Civil War games Friday in Eugene and Sunday in Corvallis. Here is the official release on the Stanford game from Oregon State Athletics:
The No. 8 Oregon State women's basketball team battled No. 3 Stanford down to the wire, but the Cardinal took a 61-58 win Sunday afternoon at Gill Coliseum.
"We played really hard today," said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. "We came out ready to play, and we were hitting shots early on. I loved our energy, and the crowd was phenomenal. We fought to the bitter end, and I'm really proud of this group. We'll go back and see what worked and what didn't. We'll look back and get better."
Destiny Slocuml ed the Beavers with 26 points on 11-for-21 shooting from the floor.Mikayla Pivec continued her run of scoring in double-figures every game this season, finishing with 10 points and five rebounds.
The Beavers move to 16-2 on the season, and 4-2 in Pac-12 play. Stanford sits 16-2 on the year and 5-1 in conference action.