After five straight losses, all in Conference play the Oregon Women took the lead early, up by 18 points. However the turnover bug bit the Ducks by Halftime allowing the Cougars back into the game. Paul Westhead’s team would put Washington State away in the second half for an 82-66 win on Friday night. The Ducks, led by Jillian Alleyne with 21 points and 19 rebounds. Oregon shot 43 percent from the field and hit 90 percent of their free throws. The Ducks had a solid 34 to 20 edge on rebounds in the first half alone. Alongside Alleyne, Chrishae Rowe added 24 points and Lexi Peterson had a career high 14 rebounds in the win. Oregon hit four straight three pointers in the second half.
Oregon over the last few seasons has enjoyed playing Washington State as they have beat them four times in a row.
I think we were just playing better basketball tonight I don’t think it was the opponent, and we took advantage. We played better team basketball.
Oregon Coach Paul Westhead following the win over Washington State
The Ducks, now 1-6 in the Pac-12 Conference look to make it two wins in a row on Sunday when the take on the Washington Huskies(10-8, 3-4 Pac-12). Washington lost to Oregon State on Friday night. Gametime is set for 12 noon on the Pac-12 Networks.