UA women can't keep up with Oregon State
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona women’s basketball team suffered its second loss of the conference season Friday night, dropping a 57-48 decision to Oregon State.
“Obviously, this is a disappointing loss,” Wildcats head coach Niya Butts said. “We played good enough defense in the first half to hold them to 24 points. The only problem was we only scored 22 points. When you are having trouble putting the ball in the basket, everything has to go your way defensively.”
Senior Davellyn Whyte scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Arizona. Junior Carissa Crutchfield also added 10 points, while senior Cheshi Poston finished with 10 rebounds.
As a team, Arizona forced 15 turnovers but shot just 26.8 percent, including a 16.7 mark from the 3-point line.
Both teams struggled offensively in the first half, but the Beavers outshot the Wildcats 29 percent to 22.9. Oregon State started the game on a 7-0 run, but it was erased by a 13-0 Wildcat run. OSU finished the half on a 12-4 run, however and went in to halftime with a 24-22 record.
In the second half, Arizona earned its first lead of the half to make the score 43-42, but Oregon State answered with an 8-0 run. After that, the Wildcats were not able to catch up.
Patricia Bright led the Beavers with 12 points. Jamie Weisner had 10 rebounds.