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SUNDAY COLLEGE RESULTS/Oregon's Ionescu caps huge rally with winning 3 to beat No. 20 Cal


Oregon State 72, Stanford 69 (2 OT)

At Stanford, California

In a battle for the Pac-12 lead, Oregon State took sole possession of first place with their first win ever at Maples Pavilion.

The Beavers, led by guard Sydney Wiese's late scoring, outscored the Cardinal 9-6 in the second overtime Sunday night.WIESE

OSU improved to 15-1 overall and 4-0 in the Pac-12.

Stanford fell to 13-3, 3-1.

Washington is 4-1, and Arizona State is 3-1 in the conference regular-season title chase.

Wiese finished with 26 points, a game high. Forward Brenna Brown had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Mikayla Pivec also had 13 points.

The Beavers came into Sunday ranked 12th and 16th in the national polls; Stanford was No. 10 in both.

Oregon State also was 0-29 at Maples going into the game.

A tight, defensive contest was 36-33 for Oregon State going into the fourth quarter.

The Beavers went up 45-39 midway through the frame when Pivek followed her long miss and got rewarded with a three-point play. It was OSU's biggest lead of the game.

Stanford didn't fade, though, even after Brown's 16-footer at the shot-clock buzzer put OSU on top 48-44 with 1:26 left.

Stanford's Briana Roberson made a 3 just inside the minute mark.

Then Oregon State got an open layup from Brown on a lob from the other side of the court by Pivec.

Stanford, down 50-47, drew a foul on an inside shot, and Karlie Samuelson made two free throws with 14.7 seconds to go.

With 12.2 seconds remaining, Brown made the second of two free throws for a 51-49 edge.

The Cardinal got the ball to Brittany McPhee for a short shot off the backboard that went in and drew a foul with 9.2 seconds to go.

She missed the free throw that would have given Stanford the lead, though, and OSU rebounded. Stanford stole the ball but was short on a halfcourt heave at the buzzer ending regulation.

In overtime, the Cardinal hit two free throws for a 53-51 lead, then stole the ball and got a three-point play with 3:20 to go for a 56-51 advantage.

The Beavers came back quickly with a corner 3 from Gabriella Hanson, off a feed from Wiese.

At 2:38, Brown fouled out trying to check a Cardinal rebound shot. An ensuing Stanford free throw by Erica McCall pushed the home team's lead to 57-54.

Wiese tied the score with a 3 from the side at 2:24.

Stanford got inside for a 59-57 lead on its next possession, then made a defensive stop and a driving layup for a four-point lead with 1:10 left.

Wiese nailed another 3 with 56 seconds remaining to draw the Beavers within a point.

Stanford lost the ball with 23 seconds to go, and Oregon State ran a play in frontcourt. A reaching, driving layup by Wiese gave the Beavers a 62-61 with 11.1 seconds left.

Stanford's McCall missed from under the basket, and the Cardinal sent Hanson to the foul line after the OSU rebound with 5.2 seconds remaining.

She made her second foul shot to make it a 63-61 lead.

The Cardinal got a reverse layup from McCall with 1.0 left, forcing a second OT.

Center Marie Gulich's rebound basket drew first blood. Pivec's drive made the score 67-64 with 2:16 to go. Wiese's 3 hiked the lead to 70-64 with 1:30 left.

Stanford sank a 3 with 53.8 seconds remaining, getting to within one possession.

Gulich missed a jumper from the foul line, and Stanford scored inside with 6.0 to go.

Down by one point, the Cardinal fouled Wiese with 4.3 seconds left. She had two foul shots and made both for a 72-69 lead.

Stanford missed a long 3 at the buzzer, ending the game after 50 minutes of playing time.

Neither team could shoot well against the other's defense. OSU finished at 38.2 percent from the field, and Stanford made 32.9 percent.

Oregon 69, California 66

At Berkeley, California

What a difference Sabrina Ionescu makes for the Ducks.

The freshman guard, in her second game back from a broken thumb, sank the winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a wild and stunning 10-1 closing Ducks run that knocked off the No. 20 Bears.

The Ducks stayed with the Bears all afternoon.

Oregon was within 32-30 at the half, despite shooting 37.0 percent from the field to the Bears' 50.0 percent and with Cal at 5 for 10 on 3-pointers to the Ducks' 3 of 9.

The Ducks then battled to a 51-47 lead after three quarters.

The lead changed hands down the stretch, with Cal hitting a jumper and then two free throws for a 62-59 lead with 90 seconds to go.

Oregon missed a 15-footer, then fouled on defense with 38 seconds left. Cal added one of two free throws, then gained possession on a jump ball off the rebound.

The Ducks put the Bears back on the line with 29.5 seconds remaining, and Cal boosted its lead to 65-59.

Ionescu scored from close range, leaving the Ducks down by four points with 18.5 seconds left.

Oregon fouled immediately, and Cal made one of two shots.

Then it was Oregon getting a quick 3 from guard Maite Cazorla and a steal on Cal's inbound pass — the ball going to Cazorla for a layup that tied the score at 66-66 with 11 seconds to go.

Cal got a foul call with 4.4 seconds left — but missed two free throws.

Oregon rebounded, and the Ducks were fouled in backcourt with 2.2 seconds remaining.

Oregon wasn't in the bonus yet, though, and had to inbound from backcourt.

The ball went to Ionescu, who took one big dribble on the run and hit a long, contested 3 at the buzzer to give Oregon the win.

Oregon snapped a three-game skid, minus Ionescu, and improved to 1-3 in the Pac-12, 11-5 overall.

Cal slipped to 1-3, 13-3.

Ionescu finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Also for Oregon, Lexi Bando scored 17, hitting 5 of 8 from 3-point range; sophomore Cazorla had 14 points and five assists; and freshman forward Ruthy Hebard had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Eastern Oregon 85, Multnomah 49

At La Grande

The 19th-ranked Mountaineers held Multnomah to 3-for-36 shooting in the first half and rolled to the home win.

For MU, Ana Wakefield had 14 points, going 5 of 11 from the floor, including 4 of 7 on 3-pointers.

Eastern Oregon is 15-2 overall and 8-0 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.

The Lions fell to 4-12, 2-6 CCC.


Eastern Oregon 91, Multnomah 71

At La Grande

No. 16 Eastern Oregon improved to 15-2 overall and 8-0 in the CCC.

Multnomah dropped to 4-13, 1-7 CCC.

The Mountaineers led 48-25 at the half.

Five MU players scored in double figures. Darius Redrick had 16 points, Michael Escobedo 14, Max Upchurch 12, Ben Grandle 11 and Thomas Simien 11.

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