Oregon Women’s Basketball: Ducks Fall Behind Early, Lose at Arizona

The Oregon Women’s Basketball team were out of sorts from the start vs Arizona and were not able to recover in a lopsided 57-41 loss.

The first quarter was all Arizona as they dumped out to a 17-2 lead in the opening seven minutes of the game. Freshman Sydney Parrish was able to pull the Ducks to within 11 points. The Wildcats led by double digits after the first quarter. Nyala Sabally led Oregon in scoring with 15 points. She was 6 for 9 from the floor.

Oregon committed 23 turnovers and hit just 33 percent of their shots from the floor. With the low scoring affair, it was clearly a defensive battle. The Ducks were able to score just 23 points in the first two quarters before the halftime break. The Wildcats made the most of the Ducks mistakes scoring 26 points off of 23 Oregon turnovers.

The usually efficient Taylor Mikesell was not able to score in the game, in part to the Arizona Defense who deserves credit. Mikesell was on the floor just 17 minutes but was 0 for 2 with a turnover.

One bright spot was the return of Sedona Prince. She saw the floor for 14 minutes after not playing for a substantial amount of time recovering from an ankle injury. Prince scored one point but had 5 rebounds as she works her way back into game shape. She did have four personal fouls in just 14 minutes on the floor for Oregon.

The Ducks never led in the game but were able to tie it for a short time The team had 10 offensive rebounds and 17 points from their bench. The team was able to get things together toward the end finishing a perfect 5 for 5 from the floor while holding Arizona to 1 for 7 shooting.

The Oregon Ducks next game at Arizona State is postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. Oregon returns home to take on Washington State on Friday (January 22nd) at 2 pm Pacific Time on Pac-12 Network.