No. 10 Oregon State snaps skid with 79-52 rout of Colorado


BOULDER, Colorado (AP) — Aleah Goodman scored a career-high 26 points and sank a personal-best seven 3-pointers in leading No. 10 Oregon State past Colorado 79-52 Thursday night.

The Beavers (17-4, 5-4 Pac-12) halted a three-game losing streak, their longest skid since the 2013-14 season, and they did it by burning the Buffaloes (14-6, 3-6) from long range all night long.

The Beavers sank 13 of 19 3-pointers, led by Goodman, who was 7 for 9.

Colorado came into the game ranked 325th out of 348 Division I women’s programs in 3-point defense, allowing opponents to hit 35.4% of those shots.

The Beavers sank 68.4% of their 3s on this night.

Conversely, Colorado was just 5 of 26 from long range (19.2%), including 1 of 9 in the fourth quarter, when the Buffs went the final 5½ minutes without a field goal of any length.

Oregon State hit five of its first six 3-pointers in jumping out to a 19-4 lead highlighted by back-to-back 3s from Goodman. After Colorado climbed back into the game with an 11-0 run, Goodman sank another pair of 3s and her fifth one gave the Beavers a 32-25 lead.

Mya Hollingshed’s 3 pulled Colorado to 32-28, but Oregon State responded with a 19-2 run spanning the second and third quarters to put this one away.

The Buffs missed 13 consecutive shots during the drought, and went 10:17 between field goals.

Destiny Slocum added 11 points and Kennedy Brown grabbed 13 rebounds for Oregon State. Colorado was led by Hollingshed’s 16 points.


Oregon State: The Beavers avoided their first four-game skid since February of 2013. Their three-game slump included a loss to third-ranked Stanford and consecutive defeats to their rival, fourth-ranked Oregon. That marked the first time in the program’s history that the Beavers had faced three consecutive top-5 teams.

Colorado: The Buffaloes had played the Pac-12’s elite teams tight all season, but not on this night. Five of their six conference losses have come against ranked teams and the other one was against Utah when the Utes sank 16 3-pointers. That means the Buffs have allowed 29 3-pointers in their last two home games.


Oregon State will be at Utah on Saturday.

Colorado will host Oregon on Saturday afternoon.


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