GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Oregon 85, Utah 43

EUGENE, Ore. - Erin Boley and Te-Hina Paopao each scored 17 points as No. 10 Oregon defeated Utah 85-43.

Boley added five rebounds and three assists while Paopao had a team-high four assists for the Ducks (4-0), who improved to 2-0 in conference play as they seek a fourth straight Pac-12 title. Freshman Sydney Parrish added 12 points while sophomore Jaz Shelley scored 11.

Niyah Becker scored 11 points while Kennady McQueen added eight points for Utah (0-1), which shot 28.6% from the field. The Utes were playing their first game of the season following a coronavirus outbreak.

Oregon played without starting center Sedona Prince, who suffered an ankle injury in Friday's win over Colorado. UO coach Kelly Graves said he was unsure how long that Prince will be out.

The Ducks extended school records by winning their 23rd straight game and 21st consecutive home game.

Oregon shot 55.6% from the field while out rebounding the Utes 46-34.

Boley, the lone returning starter from last season's Pac-12 championship team, scored Oregon's first five points. The Utes closed within 8-4 before the Ducks scored the final 12 points of the first quarter, including eight in a row from Boley.

The Ducks stretched the lead to 45-20 at halftime by shooting 58.1% from the field, including a 3-pointer by Angela Dugalic at the buzzer.

Boley had 15 points and three assists in the first half while Paopao added 10 points and four assists.

Oregon outscored the Utes 21-9 in the third quarter and pushed the lead past 50 points in the final period.


Associated Press

December 6, 2020