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Oregon State 77, UCLA 72

By BY GARY HOROWITZ
Associated Press

CORVALLIS, Ore. - No. 10 UCLA wasn't the same team without leading scorer Charisma Osborne and Oregon State took advantage of her absence.

Raegan Beers scored 22 points with 15 rebounds to lead the Beavers (9-5, 1-2 Pac-12) in a 77-72 win on Sunday. It was Oregon State's first victory of the season against a ranked opponent.

UCLA (13-2, 2-1 Pac-12) had its six-game winning streak snapped.

Osborne, a senior guard who averages a team-high 18.0 points and 6.1 rebounds, suffered a left shoulder injury early in the fourth quarter of Friday's win at No. 17 Oregon. Projected as an early first-round pick in this year's WNBA draft, Osborne was on UCLA's bench Saturday with her arm in a sling.

After Londynn Jones' 3-pointer gave the Bruins their first lead at 64-63 with 3:37 remaining, Beers took over.

Beers, who scored 16 points in the second half, converted a left-handed layup with 1:55 left to give Oregon State a 67-64 lead.

She then hit two free throws and blocked a UCLA shot to give Oregon State possession in the final minute.

UCLA got within three points on Gina Conti's 3-pointer with 5.5 seconds left, but Talia von Oelhoffen sealed the win with two foul shots.

Von Oelhoffen and Bendu Yeaney added 15 points apiece for Oregon State.

Kiki Rice led the Bruins with 20 points, Conti had 19, and Jones finished with 17.

The Bruins missed their first five shots and fell behind 10-0.

UCLA cut the lead to five points early in the second quarter, but Oregon State led 38-27 at the break behind Shalexxus Aaron's 14 first-half points, including four 3-pointers.

BIG PICTURE

UCLA: The Bruins struggled offensively for much of the game without Osborne and shot just 37.9%. UCLA played its first game of the season without Osborne and getting her back in the lineup will be key moving forward.

The Bruins only other loss this season was a nine-point setback November 29 at No. 1 South Carolina, the defending national champions.

Oregon State: The Beavers started fast and led virtually the entire game. It was a big win for Oregon State, which was 0-3 against ranked opponents entering the game, including a 32-point loss December 18 to No. 9 LSU at the Maui Classic.

Senior guard Bendu Yeaney scored 15 points against UCLA, eclipsing 1,000 career points. Yeaney, a transfer from Arizona, played on the Wildcats' 2020-21 team that lost to Stanford in the NCAA championship game.

January 1, 2023


UCLA
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Bessoir F 26 1-8 0-0 0-2 2-7 0 1 0 1 4 2
G. Jaquez F 12 0-4 2-2 0-3 1-3 0 0 1 1 2 2
G. Conti G 36 7-15 1-2 4-9 1-3 6 1 2 2 3 19
K. Rice G 36 7-13 4-4 2-3 1-5 3 0 0 2 5 20
C. Brown G 21 1-4 1-2 0-0 1-1 3 1 1 2 3 3
L. Jones 35 5-11 2-2 5-10 0-1 1 0 0 0 2 17
L. Sontag 17 2-6 0-0 1-1 0-2 0 1 1 0 5 5
C. Iwuala 15 2-5 0-0 0-0 2-3 0 0 0 1 1 4
B. Masikewich 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 25-66
(.379)
10-12
(.833)
12-28
(.429)
9-29 13 4 5 9 25 72


Oregon State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Mitrovic C 18 3-5 3-4 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 9
B. Yeaney G 39 5-16 5-7 0-0 1-7 8 1 1 2 3 15
S. Aaron G 36 5-8 0-0 4-6 2-4 2 0 0 2 1 14
N. Mannen G 36 1-3 0-0 0-1 1-4 2 0 0 1 3 2
T. Von Oelhoffen G 32 2-13 10-10 1-4 0-3 3 2 3 3 3 15
R. Beers 26 8-10 6-6 0-0 3-15 0 1 0 4 3 22
A. Marotte 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Pietsch 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals   200 24-55
(.436)
24-27
(.889)
5-11
(.455)
11-44 16 4 4 14 14 77


Officials: Charles Gonzalez, Kenneth Nash, Felecity Willis
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