SEATTLE (AP) — Destiny Slocum scored 17 of her 28 points in the second quarter, Aleah Goodman made four of Oregon State’s six 3-pointers in the first quarter, and the ninth-ranked Beavers rebounded from their first loss in conference play with an 86-39 win over Washington on Friday night.
The Beavers (16-3, 6-1 Pac-12) didn’t let last Sunday’s double overtime loss at home to Arizona State linger, matching a season-high with 30 first-quarter points and leading by as many as 22 in the opening 10 minutes. Goodman was the spark to Oregon State’s big start, hitting all four of her attempts from deep, including a desperation heave under pressure as the first quarter clock expired.
The blowout was just beginning. The Beavers led 56-17 at halftime after shooting 62 percent. The 56 points were a season high for the first 20 minutes.
Mikayla Pivec had 12 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for the Beavers. Joanna Grymek had 14 points and Goodman finished with 12.
Amber Melgoza led Washington (8-12, 1-7) with 20 points, but the Huskies dropped their fourth straight and have lost nine of 10.
Washington gave Oregon State trouble when the teams met in Corvallis earlier this month with the Beavers winning by 11. But Oregon State’s hot shooting in the first quarter, combined with Washington being unable to hit anything from the perimeter led to the game getting out of hand early.
Washington missed its first 12 3-point attempts and shot 20 percent in the first half. The 17-point first half was the lowest for any half this season by the Huskies.
Oregon State had its seven-game win streak snapped in the loss to Arizona State and Slocum struggled in the loss hitting just 4 of 16 shots. She rebounded in the big way against the Huskies, but perhaps it should have been expected after scoring a career-high 30 against Washington.
Oregon State: Despite the first quarter barrage of 3-pointers, the Beavers finished just 10 of 29 on 3-pointers. The Beavers did make 10 or more 3s for the 11th time this season. Oregon State is 10-1 in those games.
Washington: For the second time in four games, the Huskies shot under 20 percent on 3-pointers. Washington was 4 of 33 on 3s after making 13 of 23 attempts from deep last Sunday in its loss at California.
Oregon State: The Beavers travel to Washington State on Sunday.
Washington: The Huskies host No. 5 Oregon on Sunday.
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