Jan 4, 2003
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Shawntinice Polk had 18 points and 11 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season, leading No. 20 Arizona to a 72-44 victory over Oregon State on Saturday.
The Wildcats (9-3, 3-1) led by 16 points at the break and built on that lead with a 16-2 run at the start of the second half.
Natalie Jones converted a three-point play and hit a 3-pointer to give Arizona a 47-19 lead. The Wildcats led by as many as 39 points in the second half.
Mandy Close led Oregon State with 11 points.
Arizona charged to a 10-2 lead in the first six minutes, scored 10 straight points and opened a 24-6 lead with 7:39 left in the first half.
Oregon State (7-6, 1-3) scored the last seven points of the first half to close within 31-15, but was unable to overcome its 16 turnovers and 28 percent shooting from the field in the first half.
Oregon State shot 31 percent for the game. Arizona shot 54 percent.