Dec. 14, 2010
Corvallis, Ore. – Freshman Alexis Bostick (Oakland, Calif.) had a solid all-around game with eight points, eight rebounds, seven assists and six steals to lead the Oregon State women's basketball team (6-3) to a 62-55 win over Weber State (3-5) on Field Trip Day in front of a crowd of 4,877 in Dee Events Center on Tuesday.
Redshirt sophomore Sage Indendi (Livingston, Mont.) led the Beavers with 15 points with freshman Alyssa Martin (Portland, Ore.) adding 12. Senior El Sara Greer (Waterloo, Iowa) rebounded a team-high nine balls , while blocking three shots.
Weber State started off hot from beyond the arc, sinking 4 of 5, led by Caitlin Anderson's two perfect attempts to hold the lead through most of the first half. But the Beavers chipped away at the Wildcats' lead, scoring 10 points on 10 Weber State turnovers.
Oregon State held its lead until Amanda Hughes knocked down the Wildcats' fifth three-pointer of the half with 4:12 remaining in the half to put Weber State back up two points at 24-22.
Martin tied the game up at 24 all on a backdoor layup but Weber State quickly answered back with a 5-0 run to make it 29-24 despite big defensive plays by the Beavers that they were unable to convert into points on the board.
Sophomore Angela Misa (Oceanside, Calif.) narrowed the gap to just a four-point game heading into halftime with the Beavers trailing the Wildcats 25-29.
The Wildcats came out in similar fashion to start the second half with Caela Mohre hitting a three-pointer early, but was held to only free throws through the first media timeout. Indendi tallied a three ball of her own to make it a tie game with 14:26 left after she and Bostick carried most of the point load to start the second half.
Weber State was held scoreless after Mohre's last three-point bucket with the Beavers going on a 16-0 run in a team effort with seven different players chalking up points. The Wildcats strung together a run of their own, 9-2, to cut the once 12-point Oregon State lead to just five with under two minutes to go in the game.
Indendi came up with a number of clutch defensive plays late in the game, hitting 4 of 6 free throws down the stretch, including a pair with 22.6 seconds left in the game to secure the win for the Beavers.
Weber State's Megan Patterson paced all Wildcat players with 15 points, while Anderson added 10 rebounds.
Oregon State wraps up its trip to Utah at Southern Utah on Friday at 6:00 p.m. Catch the game live on 1240 KJOE-AM in the Corvallis area, 1550 KKAD-AM in the Portland area or through Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Ron Callan will call all of the action for the season.
With only one non-conference game left in legendary Gill Coliseum against Eastern Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 21, it's time to purchase your Pac-10 Pack. Pac-10 Packs are available with adult reserved seats available for $54 and general admission $36.
Oregon State Notes
· Oregon State is now 2-0 this season when playing on a Tuesday.
· Oregon State is now 2-0 all-time against Weber State.
· Oregon State is 3-0 when it scores 60 or more points in a game.
· Oregon State is 3-0 following a loss.
· Redshirt sophomore Sage Indendi earned her fourth double-digit points game this season.
· Freshman Alyssa Martin earned her seventh career double-digit points game.
· Freshman Alexis Bostick set a new career-high for steals with six, previous best was four.
· Freshman Alyssa Martin has hit her last 17 straight free throws.
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