Tres Tinkle scores 20 as Oregon State snaps skid

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From that point on, the Ducks were able to eventually pull away from the visitors who are now 9-15 overall and 1-11 in conference play. She had game highs of 29 points and nine rebounds, and passed the 1,000-point mark for her career.

"They didn't miss", head coach Jody Wynn said. Sign up for RG Newsletters and get the news delivered directly to your inbox.

The Beavers snap a four-game losing streak with the win and improve to 12-11 overall and 4-7 in the Pac-12 Conference.

"If we win those four, guess what?" This is what we've been waiting for, " Wayne Tinkle said. "That's all we can worry about". Putting his athleticism on display all night, Wooten tallied eight rebounds and three blocks. Melgoza shook from 2-of-10 start to go 5-of-7 from the field, and freshman guard Kierra Collier had all eight of her points in the fourth.

Hebard and Ionescu reached 1,000 career points, joining Jillian Alleyne (1,086) as the only OR sophomores to reach that mark. The Ducks also had a 36-24 margin in points in the paint. The game can also be seen live on the Pac-12 Networks.

The senior shooting guard finished with nine points on 3-for-8 shooting in 12 minutes.

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One way to force your team to play defense is to put on the press and that's exactly what Dana Altman did. "She got her feet wet and she didn't miss a beat".

Pritchard was one of five double-digit scorers for the Ducks, scoring 19 points to go along with 10 assists. "The press really helped them get going, and if it hadn't been for a couple turnover, we really would have had a good stretch". I'm disappointed in our lack of intensity for 40 minutes. They make the big one.

The Cougars (10-16, 3-11) played without coach June Daugherty, who is on an indefinite medical leave, and starters Caila Hailey, Louise Brown and Nike McClure, who were suspended for violating team rules.

OR worked to extend their lead, but Washington State would not go away in the first half.

Once again, turnovers played a critical role for the Cougars, who committed only 14 this time but saw those become 25 OR points at the other end.

Pavlopoulou hit back-to-back three-pointers and Kostourkova added a layup to get the Cougars within 83-74 with 1:18 remaining. Washington shot just one free throw in the first half.

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OR led 48-34 at halftime after shooting 80 percent (20-for-25) from the field, including 57.1 percent (4-for-7) on three-pointers. Freshman forward Satou Sabally and sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu contributed with 17 points each in a game dominated by the Ducks' underclassmen.

"I loved our defensive intensity in the first half", Rueck said.

Moments earlier, Bando capped a 10-0 run by knocking down her third three-pointer. Oregon State won the only meeting between the teams two years ago, 82-81, on February 24, 2016 in Corvallis when Stephen Thompson Jr. made a 3-pointer at the buzzer. The Beavers began the second half trailing behind with 13 points.

The Cougars led only at 6-3, but stayed close for most of the first half. An Oregon State turnover gave the Huskies the ball, and Dominic Green was fouled on a shot attempt with 10.1 seconds left.

The Beavers made their final 10 shots of the first quarter, seven of which were 3s. Mallory McGwire made her first three field goals and Bando made her first three-pointer to give OR a 24-18 lead.

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