Ducks hold off Beavers in hotly contested rivalry game at Corvallis

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Ducks built three double-digit leads in Friday’s rivalry game at Gil Coliseum. The Beavers were able to fight back and erase those margins twice, but Oregon’s latest push proved too difficult for the home team.

Oregon outscored OSU 16-6 to open the fourth quarter and did enough to hold on and clinch a second straight road win in the Pac-12 game by a score of 74-66 at Corvallis in front of a crowd noisy local.

The victory acts as Oregon’s ninth win in Pac-12 play and puts them squarely in second place in the Pac-12 standings after Arizona State’s upset against Arizona earlier in the evening.

The Ducks built a 14-point lead in the third quarter but saw it slip away as OSU wrapped up the penultimate period on an 18-3 run scored by Taya Corsdale seven straight to give the Beavers a one-point lead to open the final quarter. .

Te-Hina Paopao led the way for Oregon offensively. She scored a game-high 22 points. She had two shots from range, including a buzzer beater to end the first half and help build a five-point advantage at intermission.

After missing out on Wednesday’s win at Pullman, Nyara Sabally was back in action. The team’s leading scorer came off the bench, as Sedona Prince received her second straight start. Sabally drained 33 minutes of play to score 16 points and grab a record 12 rebounds to help pace the action.

Sydney Parrish added 11 points including a trio of long bombs. Endyia Rogers finished with nine points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Maddie Scherr caught the eye of reigning OSU top scorer Talia von Oelhoffen. She helped her stay out of sync, as the second didn’t take a shot in the first half and only managed 12 points. However, she grabbed nine rebounds and delivered 12 assists in the loss. Ellie Mack had five three-pointers to lead OSU with 19 points.


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