WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS: Big efforts lift Oregon State over Oregon 88-80
Pilots, Vikings lose conference games
Oregon State outshot Oregon in the second half to take round one of the Civil War series 88-80 Saturday night at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.
It was OSU's sixth straight win in the rivalry.
The teams will go again at 7 p.m. Monday at Corvallis' Gill Coliseum.
Ruth Hamblin, the Beavers' 6-6 sophomore center, led the visitors with game highs of 27 points and 16 rebounds her second career double-double.
OSU freshman point guard Sydney Wiese added career highs of 24 points and nine assists.
The Beavers shot 56.3 percent in the second half as they improved to 9-6 overall and 1-2 in the Pac-12.
The Ducks (9-5, 0-3) led 42-41 after the first half in a game that wound up with seven ties and 15 lead changes.
Jillian Alleyne led the Ducks with her 12th double-double, scoring 26 points and claiming 12 rebounds.
Deven Hunter put the Beavers up for good with a jumper at the 8:52 mark of the second half, sparking a 13-3 OSU run.
Hamblin's 27 points were the most for a Beaver since Weisner scored that many in last years Pac-12 opener against USC. El Sara Greer was the last Oregon State player with more than 16 rebounds; she had 17 against UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 5, 2009.
Hamblin also had five blocks.
Wiese was 7 of 14 from 3-point range.
BYU held off Portland 75-68 Saturday afternoon at Chiles Center, despite Cassandra Thompson's career-high 19 points for the Pilots.
Jasmine Wooton had 15 points for UP, and Amy Puma added 14 points and nine rebounds.
BYU led 43-29 at the half and by as many as 18 points early after intermission before the Pilots pulled to within 56-54 with about eight minutes left remaining.
Portland fell to 9-7 overall and 2-3 in the West Coast Conference. BYU improved to 14-3, 4-2.
Montana downed Portland State 94-58 Saturday afternoon at Missoula.
Sophomore guard Emily Easom led the Vikings with a season-high 21 points.
PSU dropped to 4-10, 2-3 Big Sky. The Lady Griz are 9-4, 3-1.
Lewis & Clark and Linfield will play at 4 p.m. Sunday in McMinnville, as their game, originally scheduled for Saturday, was postponed due to a power outage.
Concordia lost 64-57 at Corban on Saturday night.
Gabi Beyer led the Cavaliers with 17 points.
The Cavs fell to 3-15 overall and 1-6 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Corban climbed to 11-8, 6-1.
Warner Pacific got a career-high 21 points from Ali Campbell in a 77-68 defeat Saturday night at Northwest Christian of Eugene.
The Knights slipped to 5-13, 1-6 CCC, and the Beacons lifted their record to 5-10, 2-5.