Beavers pull off impressive comeback but lose 63-60 to Stanford

You could look at Friday night's game at Maples Pavilion:

Oregon State lost its fourth straight game for the first time since the 2012-13 season losing to #4 Stanford 63-60. The Beavers drop to 7-8 in conference play and are in jeopardy of losing first and second round games in the NCAA Tournament next month. OR:

The Oregon State Beavers almost pulled off an impressive win over Stanford at their home arena Friday night and look poised to end their stretch of tough losses. The Beavs look like they have found life after injuries to two starters. They now play Cal and the Washington schools next.

Here is the official release from Oregon State Athletics on the game:

Destiny Slocum scored 26 points, but the No. 15 Oregon State women's basketball team fell to No. 4 Stanford 63-60 Friday evening at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif.

The Beavers overcame a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to get within a possession late on, and had a chance to tie the game on a 3-pointer on the closing possession, but could not convert.

"This was a great game," said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. "I was pleased with our effort ad our focus tonight. This team has really been through a lot in the last month and a half or so, and I am impressed by the way they keep coming. I thought we prepared really well on a short week, and we brought a great effort. We played with huge heart to battle back in this game, and I'm really proud of the team."

Slocum went 11-for-22 from the floor in the contest.Taylor Jones tallied 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks in the game.Mikayla Pivec finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Oregon State out-rebounded Stanford 40-34 on the night, and hit all 12 of its free throw attempts.

The teams went back and forth early on, heading to the first media break level at 12. Stanford led 21-19 after a quarter of play.

Neither side was able to extend the lead beyond four points in the first half, as the Cardinal took a 36-34 edge into the locker room. Slocum scored 16 points in the opening 20 minutes, while Jones tallied 12.

Stanford was able to build a double-digit advantage mid-way through the third quarter. The Cardinal brought the lead to 14 early in the fourth quarter, but the Beavers responded with 10-straight points to get within four.

Kat Tudor knocked down a triple with under 30 seconds left to get Oregon State within three, and the Beavers got a steal on the ensuing possession, but could not level the score in the closing seconds.

The Beavers will head across the Bay on Sunday for a matchup with California. The game will tip at 2 p.m.

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