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 21 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.
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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. 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 Jamie Weisner scored 21 points, not 20.