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Beavers Beat Down the Broncos, 82-31

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Everyone scores in a rout of Santa Clara

NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Oregon State
Nov 19, 2017; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers guard Mikayla Pivec (0) shoots the ball during the first half in a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Gill Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
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The Oregon State Beavers Women’s Basketball team recorded their third (and second straight) 50-plus point blowout of the season. The Santa Clara Broncos proved to be no match for the Beavers as they scored 29 in the first quarter and held a 50-20 edge (on 75% shooting) at halftime.

The Beavers had a balanced scoring effort where everyone on the team recorded a score, rebound, and at least five minutes. Kat Tudor led the Beavers in scoring with 14 while Mikayla Pivec nabbed 13 rebounds. Maddie Washington and Destiny Slocum each chipped in a dozen for the Beavers as well. The Broncos had just one double digit scorer in Ashlyn Herlihy.

Notes and Observations

Maddie Washington’s 12 points were a career high on an efficient 6-for-7 shooting. Her post-game has developed quite nicely this year and it’s paid off in more time on the floor (23 minutes in this game). Check out this gem:

The Beavers out rebounded the Broncos by 47, setting a PAC-12 record in rebounding margin. Their 63 rebound performance should put them in the top-ten in the nation for rebounding average.

Slocum recorded her second double-digit assist performance of the year with 10 against the Broncos. One of the great sights of watching her play is the no-look pass!

Pivec’s 13 rebounds marks her second double-digit rebound performance for the year. As of right now, she is averaging 9.4 rebounds per game, good enough for top 5 in the conference. There’s a chance she finishes this year averaging a double-double, which would be doubly impressive from the guard position.

The Beavers will hit the road next week as they will be the host team for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational for the third year in a row. They will face off against Eastern Washington on Friday night, followed by Texas A&M the next. Come back later in the week for previews and recaps of those games.