The Oregon State Beavers are 4-0. The 80-69 win over Missouri State captures the Preseason WNIT title and gives the players to cut down nets in November. The win also showed they battled with adversity and they won.
The Lady Bears came into Gill Coliseum riding high on a 13-game road winning streak. They led this game 39-35 at halftime. Oregon State came out of the locker room at intermission and went on a mission. They got hot offensively and outscored Missouri State 45-30 to win going away.
Kat Tudor who returned to the floor last Thursday after nearly 11 months on the shelf with a knee injury showed what it means to have her back. After going scoreless in just four minutes of play against Pacific she went off against the Lady Bears. 14 points on four of her signature rainbow three pointers..
Freshman Taylor contributed 14 points seven rebounds and four blocks. She has been outstanding during her first four games as a college basketball player.
The bad news for the Beavs was the recurrance of Taya Corosdale's hamstring injury. She had to be helped off the court and at the end of the game was using crutches. Her prognosis is unknown. Oregon State holds its annual Beyond the Classroom game Thursday at 11:am against Southern Utah. 6,000 school kids get a chance to take a field trip to Corvallis and learn about college and Beaver Basketball. Here is the official news conference following the WNIT title game.