Weisner leads No. 9 Oregon St over No. 24 Washington 61-53
Oregon State players cheer from the bench as their team increases its lead against Washington late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Seattle. Oregon State won 61-53. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
SEATTLE (AP) Senior Jamie Weisner scored 20 points to lead No. 9 Oregon 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.
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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.