No. 8 Oregon State women dominate Cal
CORVALLIS, Oregon — Destiny Slocum had 15 points and 11 assists and No. 8 Oregon State rebounded from its first loss of the season with an 81-44 victory over Cal on Friday night.
Patricia Morris gave Oregon State (16-1, 4-1 Pac-12) a lift off the bench with a career-high 13 points. She was 6 for 6 from the field.
Oregon State was playing for the first time since losing 55-47 to Arizona State on Sunday in Tempe.
Jaelyn Brown had a game-high 23 points for the Bears (8-8, 0-5), who have lost five games in a row.
The game was tied at 17-all after the first quarter. Oregon State took control with a 16-0 run in the second-quarter and led 37-22 at the break.
Brown picked up her third foul at 5:49 of the second quarter and Oregon State outscored the Golden Bears 14-2 with her on the bench.
The Beavers dominated the second half.
Cal starting center CJ West, the team’s leading rebounder and third-leading scorer, suffered an apparent injury above her eye late in the first quarter and did not return.
Oregon State: The Beavers got back on track following their first loss of the season last week at Arizona State. ... The next three games — Sunday against No. 3 Stanford, followed by the home-and-home series next week against No. 6 Oregon — could go a long way in determining Oregon State’s seeding in the NCAA Tournament.
Cal: The Bears fell to 1-5 against ranked opponents this season. ... Sunday’s game at No. 6 Oregon will be the Bears’ fourth consecutive game against a top-10 team.
Oregon State: Hosts No. 3 Stanford on Sunday.
Cal: At No. 6 Oregon on Sunday.