Oregon State played fifth ranked Stanford close for three quarters, but a disastrous fourth from the Beavers gave the Cardinal a blowout win, 83-58. Oregon State sits at 6-6 this season, and 4-6 in Pac-12 play.
Taylor Jones got the first points of the game, but three three pointers in a row gave Stanford a solid lead. The Beavers climbed back into things, with Sasha Goforth tying the game with a layup, and then giving OSU the lead with a three pointer. Stanford grabbed the lead back a couple minutes later with a Hannah Jump three, and while the Beavers then tied things up, five straight points from Jump gave the Cardinal a five point, 13-18 lead after the first.
The battle kept up in the second quarter, with the team’s trading the lead back and forth for the first few minutes. The Cardinal began to pull in front, but threes from Savannah Samuel and Aleah Goodman pulled things close again. Goodman tied things up with 1:28 to go with a layup, but an Alyssa Jerome three gave the Cardinal the lead headed into halftime, 43-40.
The Beavers kept things close for the first five minutes of the second half, but a three pointer from Anna Wilson sparked an 11 point Stanford run to give them a double digit lead for the first time. An Aleah Goodman three finally got the Beavers back on the scoreboard, but the Beavers entered the fourth down 8, 60-52.
Goodman started the fourth hitting a layup to get the deficit down even closer, but those would be the last points the Beavers would see for seven minutes. Oregon State scored only six points in the final frame, while the Stanford offense exploded. The Beavers finally broke their scoring drought late in the quarter, but by then it was far too late, and the Cardinal took an 83-58 victory.
Sasha Goforth led the team in scoring, with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Taylor Jones was right behind with 13 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists. Aleah Goodman added 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assits.
The Beavers have three games left on their schedule, and several games that have technically been “postponed” and have yet to be rescheduled. Next weekend they’ll travel to Los Angeles to take on USC on Friday, February 19th and UCLA on Sunday, February 21st.