Beavers take down No. 8 UCLA

OSU sweeps the the LA schools; Oregon rebounds from blowout
Staff Report
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Heading into the Pac-12 Conference womnen’s basketball tournament, Oregon State is showing it might be a team to watch after beating No. 8 UCLA 71-64 Sunday at Pauley Pavilion.

Senior Aleah Goodman led the way with 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds as the Beavers won for the fifth time in six games, including a 77-52 win over USC Friday. 

Forward Taylor Jones went 7-for-9 from the floor to end the day with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Talia von Oelhoffen rounded out a trio of Beavers in double-figures with 13 points and six rebounds.

Sasha Goforth put up eight points, while Ellie Mack tallied seven.

“That was a great one for us,” said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. “This weekend – and especially today – was a culmination of such a grind for this group.”

OSU had three games canceled earlier this month and lost by 25 points to No. 5 Stanford two weeks ago. But, the team has significant momentum heading into its season finale Sunday at No. 13 Oregon, which lost to the Bruins by 27 points on Friday.

OSU, which has had 11 games canceled this season, improved to 8-6 overall, and 6-6 in conference play.

UCLA, which led 52-51 entering the fourth quarter, dropped to 13-4, 11-4.

Oregon rebounded Sunday with a 72-48 win over USC and improved to 13-6, 10-6.


Oregon 72, USC 48

The Ducks matched their season-high with 12 made three-pointers and held an opponent to fewer than 50 points for the fourth time this season to snap a three-game losing streak.

Disappointed with their performance and effort in Friday’s loss at UCLA, the Ducks held a live scrimmage in practice on Saturday – something head coach Kelly Graves said he has never done on a day between road games – to try and up the intensity.

“We had a great practice, very high-spirited,” Graves said. “We did a lot live (scrimmaging) in practice and I think it paid off today. This was a good win and I think a good character win.”

Sydney Parrish led Oregon with 17 points, connecting on four three-point shots.