Photos: Oregon Ducks vs. Portland State Basketball

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My reaction to the game against Portland State was WOW!!  The team came out and played hard from the onset of the game.  The defense was intense tonight.  They were in full court press most of the evening which is what allowed them to run away with the game from the tip off.  They created numerous turnovers which led to points.  The girls played an exceptional game tonight.

Drea Toler driving towards the hoop.  A real spark plug on the floor
Drea Toler driving towards the hoop. A real spark plug on the floor

It was great to see some of the players that don’t get a lot of minutes during tight games get a chance to see the floor.  They continued the excellent play of the starters.  The bench enthusiastically cheered when one of the subs scored a basket.  That was great to see.

Katie Gruys going up for a hoop.
Katie Gruys going up for a hoop.

I do hope that the size of the Pit Crew expands in the upcoming games.  They provide a lot of spark for the girls.  Next Friday, the Pleasant Hill Middle School basketball players will be in attendance.  They will bond with the U of O players after the game.  I believe there will be a shoot around and intermingling with the Duck player.  Nice to see that kind of support for up and coming players.

Shot attempt by Allie Brock of Portland State
Shot attempt by Allie Brock of Portland State

If the Ducks play the remainder of their games with this fire and intensity, they will come away with some W’s.

Halftime activities showing us the stars for the future
Halftime activities showing us the stars for the future

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