The Oregon women’s basketball team is starting to show that practice pays off. Team chemistry continues to build for Head Coach Kelly Graves and the Ducks as they push toward Pac-12 play.
Grace VanSlooten led the team in minutes with 31 and was among three players in the 88-38 win over EWU to post a double-double. VanSlooten finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 2 steals and is averaging better than 12 points per game along with 6 rebounds.
Despite ten turnovers in the game, the Ducks cleaned up in second chance points and points in the paint. Inside Oregon had a 48 to 4 advantage. Oregon also showed their offensive efficiency with 19 assists and 7 steals vs Eastern Washington.
Two other Ducks had a big night. Endyia Rogers also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. She also contributed with 4 assists. Phillipina Kyei also had a double-double on the night with 11 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists.
Kyei has been a big story early this season. Before the season started, it was expected that Sedona Prince would be on the floor, but an elbow injury ended her season before it began and she decided to take her talents to the next level and not return to Oregon.
Phillipina Kyei has put in tough minutes this season and came away with nearly 20 rebounds against Eastern Washington. She is showing a lot of confidence on the floor as conference play approaches. The sophomore is averaging just over 9 points and 10 rebounds per game. She also stayed out of foul trouble vs Eastern Washington with a single personal foul for the game.
The Ducks non-conference schedule continues on Sunday with a game hosting the College of Charleston before heading to the San Diego Invitational for two games, the first a matchup with Arkansas on December 20th. Oregon will also meet either USF or Ohio State on December 21st before opening Pac-12 play on December 30th hosting UCLA at Matthew Knight Arena.