EUGENE, Ore.--The University of Oregon made 20-of-42 three-point field goal attempts as the Ducks defeated the Roadrunners 131-91 in the season opening women's basketball game between the two schools.
Playing under famed head coach Paul Westhead's system in which a team looks to get up a shot every 10 seconds, the Ducks made 9-of-19 three-pointers in the first half and 11-of-23 three-pointers in the second half. Oregon was led by Katelyn Loper who made 9-of-15 from three-point range for a game high 29 points.
The Ducks held the 'Runners to 3-of-21 shooting from three-point range, outrebounding Bakersfield 68-46. Oregon took 101 shots from the field for the game, compared to 79 for CSUB. Chrishae Rowe scored 27 while Jillian Alleyne had a double-double of 24 points and 16 rebounds.
Bakersfield was led by Tyonna Outland (R-Jr., Compton, Calif., Lynwood HS) who scored 23 points. Outland was 13-of-16 from the free throw line. Freshman Brittany Sims (Fresno, Calif., Edison HS) scored 18 points off the bench while Dajy Vines (R-Jr., Oxnard, Calif., Santa Clara HS) had 14. Batabe Zempare (So., Accra, Ghana, Scottsdale Chapparal HS) grabbed a team high 12 rebounds and scored eight points.
CSUB outscored the Ducks 38-34 in the paint and scored 19 points off of 18 Oregon turnovers. The game was tightly called as both teams combined for 49 fouls.
"Oregon lives and dies by the three, and tonight it seem like they made all of their three-pointers," said Bakersfield head coach Greg McCall. "We were able to take some good things from tonight. We were able to attack the rim and made 28-of-38 free throw attempts. We will regroup and get ready for Oregon State."
The Roadrunners travel to Oregon State for a 6 p.m. matchup Monday night in Corvallis.