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Ionescu and Hebard Prove Too Much for Wazzu, Ducks 98 - Cougars 58

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EUGENE, OREGON

DUCKS 98 - COUGARS 58

The No. 5 Oregon Ducks (13-1, 2-0) scored at will against the Washington State Cougars (6-8, 1-2) in front of six thousand fans at Matthew Knight Arena. Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard dominated, Ionescu by earning her 5th triple-double of the season (15th of her career) and Hebard by scoring a career high 34 points.

The Ducks never trailed as they raced their way to a second conference victory. Hebard snatched nine rebounds and scored 34 despite shooting poorly from the free throw line, 2-of-10. Satou Sabally scored 25 points by using her speed and size to overwhelm the Cougs and Ionescu tallied 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists.

After playing a surprisingly competitive game against Washington a couple days prior, Oregon had a much better showing defensively against Washington State. The Ducks held the Cougs to 38.6% from the floor and 23.8% from three-point range. No Wazzu player scored more than 14 points and only two scored in double digits.

Oregon forced 18 turnovers, resulting in 21 points, and out-rebounded Washington State 45 to 26. One thing that the Ducks should look to improve on is their free throw shooting; Oregon finished the night 10 of 21, and Hebard especially will need to improve this part of her game since she is sure to draw a lot of contact.

Ionescu and the squad are back on the road next week as they take on USC and UCLA.

OREGON DUCKS

*Ruthy Hebard (28 min) 34 PTS - 9 REB - 1 BLK - 16/21 FG - 2/10 FG

*Satou Sabally (34 min) 25 PTS - 7 REB - 3 AST - 1 BLK - 3 STL - 9/19 FG - 2/5 3PT -5/6 FT

*Sabrina Ionescu (33 min) 17 PTS - 12 REB -10 AST -1 BLK -3 STL - 7/11 FG - 1/1 3PT - 2/3 FT

*Erin Boley (25 min) 12 PTS - 4 REB - 1 AST - 4/10 FG - 3/7 3PT - 1/2 FT

*Maite Cazorla (33 min) 2 PTS - 2 REB - 5 AST - 2 STL - 1/6 FG - 0/2 3PT

Oti Gildon (15 min) 4 PTS - 4 REB - 1 STL - 2/2 FG

Taylor Chavez (21 min) 2 PTS - 2 REB - 2 AST - 3 STL - 1/2 FG - 0/1 3PT

Lydia Giomi (11 min) 2 PTS - 1 REB - 1/1 FG

WASHINGTON STATE STARTERS

Chanelle Molina (37 min) 14 PTS - 5 REB - 6 AST - 1 BLK - 6/11 FG - 2/4 3PT

Borislava Hristova (30 min) 13 PTS - 1 REB -1 AST -1 BLK - 1 STL - 5/13 FG - 0/2 3PT - 3/4 FT

Alexys Swedlund (29 min) 9 PTS - 2 REB - 2 STL - 2/6 FG - 2/4 3PT - 3/3 FT

Shir Levy (30 min) 5 PTS - 1 REB - 2 AST - 1 BLK - 2/6 FG - 1/3 3PT

Maria Kostourkova (13 min) 4 PTS - 6 REB - 1 AST - 2/5 FG


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