No. 19 Beavers open with rout

Oregon State's Ruth Hamblin (44) and Gabriella Hanson (11) look to strip the ball from Longwood's Kemari Jones (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Friday Nov. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

CORVALLIS — Jamie Weisner scored 24 points and No. 10 Oregon State routed Longwood 110-45 on Friday night the opener for both teams.

Weisner made three 3-pointers and also slashed to the basket.

Deven Hunter added 11 points and 10 rebounds, Sydney Wiese had 10 points and nine assists, and every player on the Oregon State roster scored. Before the game, the Beavers unveiled their Pac-12 regular-season championship banner.

Deborah Headen led the Lancers with nine points.

Longwood was outrebounded 54-18 and shot 22.6 percent, including 6 of 28 from 3-point range.

Oregon State shot 64.1 percent and had 29 assists.

The game was tied at 13 in the first quarter before the Beavers went on an 11-0 run, with three 3-pointers. Oregon also scored 16 straight points in the second quarter, holding the Lancers scoreless for 7 minutes. At the half, the Beavers led 50-21.

The Beavers were picked to win the league again this season by the conference’s coaches and media.

Oregon State returns four of its five starters, including Ruth Hamblin, a 6-foot-6 center who was an AP third-team All-American last year after averaging 12.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.8 blocks.

The Lancers, from the Big South Conference, return all of their starters from last season’s squad, including Raven Williams, who averaged 13.3 points to lead Longwood last season.

EASTERN WASHINGTON 64, EASTERN OREGON 40 — At Cheney, Wash., the No. 14 Eastern Oregon University women’s basketball team was confined to just 10 field goals, and the Mountaineers fell to NCAA Division I opponent Eastern Washington in an exhibition contest on Friday afternoon.

EOU saw six points apiece from junior forward Ashley Knight, junior guard Bailey Schroeder, and sophomore guard Payton Parrish.

In addition, senior forward Nikki Osborne pulled down a game-high seven rebounds to go along with four points, two assists, and two steals. Maloree Moss added four points.

Men’s Basketball

OREGON 80, JACKSON STATE 52 — At Eugene, Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points in his Oregon debut and Dwayne Benjamin added 16 off the bench to lead the Ducks to an 80-52 non-conference victory over Jackson State on Friday night.

Dorsey, a freshman from Los Angeles, scored 18 points in the first half on 5-for-5 shooting from the field, including four spot-up 3-pointers, as the Ducks had little trouble containing the Tigers in the season opener for both teams. Dorsey also had five rebounds and five assists.

Benjamin punctuated Oregon’s blazing 62.5 percent shooting in the first half with a rainbow 3-pointer from beyond half-court at the buzzer for a 46-30 halftime lead.

Paris Collins led all scorers with 21 points for Jackson State, capped by a breakaway dunk with 1:24 left to play. Chace Franklin added 11 points for the Tigers.

Oregon coach Dana Altman went nine deep with his rotation with his team on a 100-point pace after 10 minutes as the Ducks never trailed. Altman cleared his bench in the second half after the lead ballooned to a high of 34 points.

Elgin Cook had 11 points for Oregon and Dillon Brooks, who didn’t score in the first half, finished with 10. Brooks led the Ducks to a 38-33 edge in rebounds with six, and Treshawn Bolden had 10 to lead Jackson State

Dorsey had 14 points and four assists in the opening 12 minutes in an early bid to fill the scoring role of Joseph Young, last season’s Pac-12 player of the year who’s now a rookie with the Indiana Pacers. Dorsey’s only miss in the first half came at the foul line, where he went 6 of 7 for the game.

ARIZONA CHRISTIAN 83, EASTERN OREGON 81, OT — At Las Vegas, Nevada, Trell Washington scored 23 points and Case Rada added 19 for Eastern Oregon (3-3), but it wasn’t enough to get past Arizona Christian in overtime of their first game at the Las Vegas Classic on Thursday.

Washington had a double-double with 14 revounds and also had a team-high four assist. Tate De Laveaga added 10 points for EOU.

Chris Sterling scored 23 points to lead Arizona Christian and Jackson Helms added 20.


EASTERN OREGON 3, NORTHWEST 1 — At La Grande, three Mountaineers reached double digits in kills and Eastern Oregon reached the Cascade Collegiate Conference finals with a win on Friday night.

No. 4 seed Northwest (20-11) won the first set 25-19, but top seed Eastern Oregon (25-3) swept the next three 25-19, 25-20, 25-12.

Amanda Miller finished with 12 kills for a match high, Kasaundra Tuma added 11 and Emily Nay finished with 10.

Nay also led the match with six blocks, Rachelle Chamberlain had a match-high 48 assists and Piper Cantrell led all defenders with 22 digs for EOU.

The Mountaineers will play No. 3 seed College of Idaho in the championship today at 4 p.m.

The Yotes upset No. 2 seed Souther Oregon in five sets on Friday with scores of 25-19, 19-25, 19-25, 25-16, 15-8.

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