02/05 22:20 CST Weisner leads No. 9 Oregon St over No. 24 Washington 61-53
Weisner leads No. 9 Oregon St over No. 24 Washington 61-53
By JOSH LIEBESKIND
SEATTLE (AP) --- Senior Jamie Weisner scored 20 points to lead No. 9 Oregon
State to its ninth straight win, 61-53 over No. 24 Washington on Friday night.
Sydney Weise added 12 points and Ruth Hamblin grabbed nine rebounds and blocked
three shots for Oregon State (19-3, 10-1 Pac 12), which hasn't lost since Jan.
4 at UCLA.
Washington (16-6, 7-4) wasn't able to overcome a 14-point halftime deficit and
lost its third home game of the season - all against ranked opponents.
Oregon State built a big lead in the second quarter, turning a four-point
advantage into 14 at intermission. The Beavers maintained their double-digit
lead throughout the second half despite a strong push from the Huskies.
The conference's leading scorer, Kelsey Plum, recovered from a tough first
half. The Washington guard finished with 30 points on 10-of-22 shooting. Plum
was 3 of 11 at halftime.
Washington fell behind in large part thanks to a horrendous second-quarter
performance from the field. The Huskies shot 2 of 15, managing one 3-pointer
and two free throws.
They made a push in the fourth quarter and cut the deficit to 10. With a chance
to cut it to single digits for the first time since the first half, Talia
Walton rebounded her own miss. But Weisner came away with a steal and drove
down the court for a fast-break layup.
Oregon State didn't allow the Huskies to get that close again until the game
was decided late in the fourth.
Oregon State: The Beavers, normally a good free-throw-shooting team, managed
just 9 of 16 at the line.
Washington: Washington junior Kelsey Plum was honored before the game for
becoming the fastest player to score 2,000 points in conference history. Plum
accomplished the feat on Jan. 31, in her 88th game. She moved into second place
on the program's all-time scoring list.
Oregon State plays at Washington State on Sunday.
Washington hosts Oregon on Sunday.
This story has been corrected to show that team was Oregon State, not Oregon.