Written Story: Ryan Milano
The #14 Oregon Ducks drop their final regular-season game of the year to the Oregon State Beavers by a score of 88-77. The rivalry game for the Ducks started and ended on a sour note. Prior to the game Oregon guard, Te-Hina Paopao was scratched from the starting lineup due to injury, showing up to MKA in street clothes and a walking boot. It only got worse for Oregon from there as the Ducks were never able to get their footing. The game was a tight battle at halftime, but a huge OSU 10-0 run in the 3rd quarter put Oregon in a hole they never recovered from.
Oregon State held a 3-point clinic tonight. The Beavers knocked down 11 triples on a 55% clip. Six Beavers finished the contest in double digits, led by Aleah Goodman’s 20 points.
There was one blinding bright spot for Oregon, Sedona Prince. She finished the day with 22 points, 18 of which coming in the first half. Three other Ducks scored in double figures. Taylor Mikesell had 16, Nyara Sabally recorded 13, and senior Erin Boley recorded 16 points of her own. Boley and fellow Senior Lydia Giomi were honored postgame with a tribute video and celebration.
Oregon will look to bounce back in the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday. Their opponent is still TBD.
Postgame Story: Ryan Milano
Postgame Audio: Kelly Graves