Oregon Duck Womens Basketball Racks Up Over 200 Points in Two Games


The Oregon Ducks women basketball team sank over 200 points in their first two games.

Thursday night’s exhibition game against Concordia started it off.  Seven Ducks put up double figures for the team in the 119 – 54 point victory.  Senior forward Amanda Johnson had a game-high 19 points (nine rebounds), freshman center Megan Carpenter added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and senior guard Nia Jackson put up 12 points and 10 assists.

By the end of the first half Oregon had taken a dominant 69 – 31 point lead and did not let up as the second half progressed.  The Ducks had control throughout the entire game.  On offense they shot a little over 50 percent from the floor, and on defense they held Concordia to 26 percent while grabbing 69 rebounds.

Then on Sunday night the Ducks defeated Cal Poly in their season opener at Matthew Knight Arena.  This match-up proved to be tougher for the Ducks, but they still managed over 100 points, winning 102 – 93.  Five Ducks put up double figures on Sunday night, led by Jasmin Holliday with 24 points and nine rebounds.  Johnson earned the first double-double of her career putting up 19 points and taking down 12 rebounds for the Ducks.

At 9:16 left in the second half Cal Poly were within five points of Oregon, but the Ducks kept their lead throughout the rest of the second half.  Then, in the final minute of the game, the Ducks converted seven of their free throws and got the victory.  On offense the Ducks shot 45 percent from the floor.

Next up the Ducks will host Illinois this Friday night at 7pm.