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20070112 Women?s Basketball Falls At Oregon, 86-73
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Release: 01/12/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Eugene</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ore.</st1:State> ?</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> On a cold, snowy night, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> could not hang with the hot shooting Oregon Ducks, falling 86-73 on Thursday before a crowd of 2,554 at <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">McArthur Court</st1:address></st1:Street>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The loss drops the Wildcats to 7-11 overall and 1-5 and in the Pac-10, while the Ducks improve to 10-5 and 2-3 in the Pac-10.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Oregon</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> shot 57.9 percent (33-57) from the field in the game, an <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> opponent season high, including an 11-of-21 mark from three point range.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats shot 45.6 percent (26-57) from the field, with a 17-of-26 mark from the free throw line.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> also out-rebounded the Ducks 30-28, as the Wildcats tallied 15 offensive rebounds to go with 11 steals.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;I thought we shot better tonight, but <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> shot the lights out,&rdquo; head coach Joan Bonvicini said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;<st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> is a great three-point shooting team and we didn&rsquo;t do a good job defensively on the perimeter.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was a shootout for awhile, but they were at home and they stayed hot.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Individually for <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>, senior Joy Hollingsworth scored a game-high 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field to go with eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Junior Jessica Arnold added 17 points, and sophomore Amina Njonkou posted 13 points and five rebounds.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Senior Eleanor Haring led <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> with 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting, and senior Cicely Oaks added 17 points for the Ducks.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> started the game off strong, hitting 6-of-10 shots from the field to take a 14-13 lead on a jumper by <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arnold</st1:place></st1:City> at the 14:32 mark.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> took a 20-17 lead, but a trey by Ashley Whisonant tied the game at 20-20 with 12:23 left in the first.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> then hit back-to-back three pointers to spark a 17-3 scoring run over 4:28 to give the Ducks a 37-23 advantage.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Oregon took a 52-37 lead at the 1:36 mark on a layup by Haring, but Arizona finished the half on an 8-2 run in the final 1:26 capped by a trey by Hollingsworth off the backboard glass as time expired, and trailed 54-45 at halftime.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> shot 59.3 percent (16-27) from the field in the first half, including a 4-of-7 mark from three point range, but <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> shot 62.9 percent (22-35) from the field, with a 6-of-10 mark from behind the arc.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Hollingsworth and Haring each had 18 points apiece at halftime, as the first half featured 12 lead changes and three ties.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> got back into the game at the start of the second half, cutting the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> lead to 58-53 on a Whisonant lay in with 14:24 left to play.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Ducks responded with a 13-1 run over the next 5:54 to take a 71-54 lead.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> was held without a field goal for a span of 7:29 in the second half.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> trailed 76-58 on a three by <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s Micaela Cocks with 6:04 to play, but was able to cut the Duck lead to 81-70 at the 2:10 mark on a free throw by Njonkou.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats shot 33.3 percent (10-30) from the field, including an 8-of-14 mark from the charity stripe in the second half, as <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> posted a 50.0 percent (11-22) mark from the field after halftime.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> will next travel to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Corvallis</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ore.</st1:State></st1:place>, to face the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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