Cathrine Kraayeveld watched injured from the bench last season when Oregon upset mighty Stanford. This season, she got to join in the celebration when the Ducks did it again. Kraayeveld, a product of...
EUGENE, Ore. — Cathrine Kraayeveld watched injured from the bench last season when Oregon upset mighty Stanford. This season, she got to join in the celebration when the Ducks did it again.
Kraayeveld, a product of Lake Washington High School, had 16 points and 15 rebounds, and Oregon overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to beat fifth-ranked Stanford 62-58 last night.
Long afterward, Kraayeveld and her teammates hopped in victory on the “O” at center court.
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“It’s great to get a home win, but it is especially sweet when it’s against a team like Stanford, a program that is a national power, game in and game out,” she said.
Andrea Bills had 18 points and another 15 rebounds for the Ducks (9-2, 2-0 Pac-10), who had not defeated a team ranked so high since 1983.
Candice Wiggins had 16 points to lead Stanford (9-2, 1-1).
“This is the most upset I’ve been with this team all year,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. “We missed some key shots and we had some knucklehead plays.”
Stanford opened its Pac-10 schedule with an 83-45 rout of Oregon State on Monday, regrouping from a 70-67 loss to Tennessee last week that dropped the Cardinal from the No. 2 spot.
The Ducks were also coming off a victory in their conference opener, an 81-50 win over California.
Last season, Oregon beat then-No. 10 Stanford 67-66 during the Ducks’ final homestand at McArthur Court. Mizusawa won it with a layup with 8.2 seconds left.
The last time Oregon beat a top-five team was Dec. 29, 1983, when the Ducks defeated fifth-ranked Maryland 76-70 at a tournament in Los Angeles.
Arizona 54, at Washington State 51
Dee-Dee Wheeler scored 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds as the Wildcats beat the Cougars.
Wheeler came into the game averaging 18 points. She also had four steals and four assists for the Wildcats (10-2, 2-0).
Arizona played without its starting center, junior Shawntinice Polk, who suffered a knee injury Monday against Washington.
Arizona quickly built a 14-0 lead but the Cougars (4-7, 0-2) closed to 25-19 behind at halftime.
The Cougars got as close as one point behind the Wildcats with 6:48 left in the second half.
A steal and a fast-break layup by Natalie Jones put Arizona up by six points with 1:48 left and WSU could not overcome the deficit.
California 77, at Oregon St. 71
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Leigh Gregory scored 21 points and Sarah Pool made five free throws in the final minute as the Golden Bears beat the Beavers.
Oregon State guard Shannon Howell, who entered the week as the nation’s leading scorer at 22.4 points per game, was held to four points.
California (7-4, 1-1) jumped to a 34-28 halftime lead as the Beavers struggled to 10-of-34 shooting. The Beavers (4-7, 0-2) clawed back to even the score at 40 on a Melanie Casey basket with 16:25 remaining. But the Golden Bears answered with a 14-4 run that included five points by Kiki Williams, who finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds.