A defensive battle ensued last night in Corvallis when the Washington Huskies’ and Oregon State Beavers’ women’s basketball teams took the court at Gill Coliseum.
Washington (19-6, 11-3 Pac-12) fell behind in the first half after scoring just 18 points, but used a 31-point second half effort to beat back the Beavers (9-17, 3-11 Pac-12), 49-44.
The game got off to a rather slow start for both teams, with just five points coming from the Oregon State Beavers in the first four-and-a-half minutes.
After a timeout at the 15:27 mark, the game started to pick up. Trading shot after shot, both the Huskies and Beavers were able to match any runs the other might have put together. And so, heading into halftime, the Beavers held a narrow 22-18 lead.
The Beavers started out the second half just like they did the first, going on a 7-2 run that extended their lead to eight with just over 15:30 left in the game.
It was after this mark, however, that the Huskies found their way back into the game. With the combination of Jazmine Davis and Kristi Kingma leading the way, Washington was able to fight their way back into the game and eventually took a 35-34 lead after Davis hit a three pointer with 8:52 remaining.
Though the Beavers would regain the lead and have one with under two minutes left, six straight points to end the game by the Huskies eliminated any hope of Oregon State pulling off what would have been a big conference upset.
Jamie Weisner was the only Beaver to reach double-figures on the night, scoring 22. As a team, Oregon State shot just 28% from the field.
Davis led the way for Washington over the course of the game, scoring 20. Kingma was the other Husky to score in double-figures last night, scoring 13.