After nearly a four-week playing hiatus, the Oregon State women's basketball team came up just short against the No. 7 Arizona Wildcats at Gill Coliseum on Thursday evening, falling 55-53.
“It was great to be back,” said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. “We knew that Arizona would be tough, physical, and ready for a war. I was really proud of our effort tonight – I loved the way we competed. We had a lot of people playing in their first Pac-12 game tonight, and they played really well and really gritty. In my opinion, this was a good sign of things to come for this group. I thought this was a great game.”
The Beavers were led by forward Taya Corosdale's career-high 19 points but struggled to score consistently as no other Beaver reached double-figure scoring. Talia von Oelhoffen & Ellie Mack each had nine points... OSU shot 38% from the floor, and 38% from beyond the arc as points were at a premium.
On the flip side, the Wildcats were led by Bendu Yeaney's 15 points, while Cate Reese and Shaina Pellington each had 12. UA shot 40% from the floor and & 30% from deep.
OSU (7-4, 0-1 Pac-12) is back in action on Monday, playing a rescheduled contest against the Colorado Buffaloes at Gill Coliseum at 2 p.m.