February 03, 2013

Chiney leads the Cardinal past the Beavers

The Beavers were clobbered by Cal on Friday, but they didn't let the Cardinal do that to them today. Their strong defense held the Cardinal's shooting percentage to 38.5% and Chiney's to 50%, both well below season average. Although the Cardinal won by 20 points (65-45), the Beavers kept the scoring margin in the low teens for most of the game.

Chiney didn't wilt under the pressure — far from it!

She scored her career-high 32 points and added 18 rebounds for her 17th double-double of the season. Early in the second half, the score was Chiney 23, Beavers 26.

Amber again came very close to a double-double with 12 points and eight assists. She also had three steals, two rebounds and just three turnovers.

Bonnie was a very bright spot in the Cardinal offense. She was the only other Cardinal who scored in double-digits — on four of five shots from beyond the arc. She, Amber and Chiney accounted for 86% of the Cardinal score.

Bonnie was the only Cardinal to succeed against the Beavers' perimeter defense. Sara made one of five attempts, Toni zero of two, Amber and Jos each zero of one.

After this weekend's games, the Pac-12 standings are unchanged except that USC and Colorado are now tied for 5th place after USC's loss to Colorado. Stanford and Cal are still tied for first and UCLA and Washington are a game back in a tie for third.

Here are game reports and commentary:

The box score and play-by-play,

OSU's press conference video, with Scott Rueck, Ali Gibson and Jamie Weisner,

A gallery of photos by Dave Cortesi,

A gallery of photos by Dan Ryan (Associated Press),

And a few of the photos from those galleries:

Bonnie launches one of her treys
Amber, the thief, on a fast break
Jos, Chiney and Toni gang up on Jamie Weisner
Sara drives past Ali Gibson
Chiney drives past ShaKiana Edwards-Teasley

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