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01-03-2008 Oregon State Recap
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/03/2008
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Corvallis , Ore. ?C Arizona squandered a 16-point second half lead and played the final 1:28 of regulation and two overtime periods with four players or less to fall in a wild game at Oregon State, 94-88, on Thursday night in Gill Coliseum.? With a squad of just six players, the Wildcats lose their fourth-straight to drop to 6-8, 0-3 Pac-10, while the Beavers improve to 8-5, 1-1 Pac-10.

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As a team, Arizona shot 53 percent (39-73) from the field, including a 10-of-13 mark (76.9 percent) in overtime.? Oregon State shot 40.5 percent (32-79) in the game, as the Wildcats outrebounded the Beavers 49-45.? UA was just 9-of-19 from the free throw line (47.4 percent) in the game.

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Senior Ashley Whisonant led Arizona with a career-high 34 points, and junior Beatrice Bofia added a career-high 10 points and 18 rebounds.? Junior Amina Njonkou finished with 17 points and nine rebounds, and freshman Tasha Dickey tallied 12 points.

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Junior Brittney Davis led OSU with 30 points, and senior Ashley Allen added 29 points

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Whisonant put in two quick layups to give Arizona a 4-0 lead in the first minute which led to an 18-5 Arizona advantage at the 14:28 mark, as the Wildcats started the game making eight of their first 11 baskets (72 percent).? Oregon State responded with seven-straight points over the next 3:26 to cut the deficit to 18-12 with 11:54 left in the first.? Arizona then rallied with a 14-4 run of its own over the next six minutes, and took a 32-16 lead on a fast-break layup by Njonkou at the 5:58 mark.?

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Arizona went into halftime up 39-27, as the Wildcats shot 18-of-34 (52.9 percent) from the field, holding the Beavers to a 10-of-25 mark (40 percent).? Njonkou (12 points) and Whisonant (13 points) combined for 25 first-half points to lead the Wildcats.

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Oregon State outscored Arizona 8-2 in the first 6:13 of the second half to cut the Arizona lead to 43-38, but the Wildcats responded with a 13-2 run over the next 3:33 to expand their lead to 56-40 with 11:14 left to play.? OSU then outscored Arizona 16-5 over the next 8:13 to cut the deficit to 61-56 with 3:58 left in the game, and trailed 63-60 with 1:46 left after a pair of free throws by Davis.

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After Marie McGee fouled out at the 1:46 mark, and Dickey fouled out with 1:29 left to play, a three by Allen tied the game up at 63-63 at the 1:19 mark, as the Wildcats played with four players.? Whisonant put in a layup with 1:02 left on the clock to give Arizona a 65-63 lead, but Allen hit two free throws to tie things back up at 65-65 with 41 seconds left to play.? On the ensuing possession, Whisonant could not handle the OSU full-court press and turned the ball over with 27 seconds left.? The Beavers, however, gave Arizona the ball back after a turnover by Mercedes Fox-Griffin with 14 seconds left.? A Njonkou turnover with nine seconds left gave the ball back to the Beavers, but Beatrice Bofia blocked Fox-Griffinˇ?s layup attempt to send the game into overtime.

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Whisonant scored two layups in the first 1:30 of overtime to give Arizona a 71-67 lead, and the Wildcats went up 73-67 after a lay in by Sara Hays with 3:14 on the clock.? OSU closed within 73-72 with 2:33 left on a free throw by Fox-Griffin, but Arizona expanded its lead to 75-72 after a jumper by Njonkou with 1:41 left.? OSU then scored on two-straight possessions to take a 76-75 lead with 1:09 left, but Bofia hit a jumper with 52 seconds left to put Arizona up 77-76, and Hays hit the first of two free throws to give Arizona a 78-76 lead with 34 seconds left to play.? Njonkou had a chance to put the game away, but missed the first free throw on a one-and-one opportunity with 11 seconds left.? Davis then hit two free throws with six seconds left to send the game into a second overtime.

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Bofia scored on a layup, and Whisonant put in a layup in the first 40 seconds of double-overtime to give Arizona an 82-78 lead.? Njonkou gave the Wildcats an 85-83 lead with 2:51 left after hitting a free throw, but fouled out with 2:28 left to put just three Wildcats on the floor.? Whisonant scored another layup to give Arizona an 87-83 lead with 1:42 left, but three-straight OSU lay ins gave the Beavers a 89-87 lead with 1:09 left in the game.? Whisonant fouled out with 1:01 left in double-overtime, and Arizona finished the game with just Hays and Bofia on the court.

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Arizona will next play at Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. in McArthur Court.

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Game Notes: Sophomores Rhaya and Rheya Neabors were held out of Thursdayˇ?s game against Oregon State.? Rhaya missed the game because of personal reasons, and Rheya missed action due to academic responsibilities.? Freshman Ify Ibekwe missed her fifth-straight game due to an eye injury, and senior Jessica Arnold missed her seventh-straight game due to a concussion.

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