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OSU Women Limp Into Final Home Games

The Oregon St. women's hoops team heads into the last pair of home games of the season against the LA area schools, coming off a an 82-48 blowout loss in Palo Alto against the second ranked Stanford Cardinal Saturday night.

After coming within four points again against Cal, the Beavers were never in the contest at Maples Pavilion. Stanford opened the game with an 11-0 run, and had a 21-3 lead six minutes into the game.

The Cardinal led by 25, up 46-21 at halftime, and it only got more lopsided from there.

Haiden Palmer was the only Beaver to break into double figures, with 16 points, and Talisa Rhea had her streak of double digit scoring performances snapped at 16 when she only scored four points, hitting just one basket from the field.

Stanford (25-1, 15-0) was led by Nnemkadi Ogwumike's 17 points, on 7 of 8 shooting, and got 13 points from Jeanette Pohlen, and a double double of 12 points and 10 rebounds from Jane Appel, and the Cardinal got points from ten players, in front of the crowd of 4,500.

Oregon St. (9-16, 1-13) dropped into last place in the Pac-10 with their 14th. straight loss, falling behind even Washington St., the team they beat in the conference opener. The Cougars are now 2-13 heading to the Apple Cup.

The Beavers face second place UCLA (18-7, 11-3) Thursday night at 7 PM in Gill Coliseum, and then USC (14-11, 8-6), who enters the weekend series tied for fourth in the conference, Saturday at 2 PM, on senior day.

Both teams beat the Beavers by more than 25 points when OSU visited the LA area at the end of January.

With the Beavers on the road the final weekend of the season in Washington, and then in the Pac-10 tournament in Los Angeles, Oregon St. will say farewell Saturday to senior point guard Julie Futch, post Anita Burdick, and forward Staycey Nichols, from Beaverton's Southridge High, in their last appearances in Gill Coliseum.