Beavers fall to Buffaloes in PAC-12 Tournament Quarterfinals


Shivani Jinger

Sophomore guard Talia Von Oelhoffen moves around the Colorado defense in the prior matchup that happened between the two teams in Gill Coliseum on Feb. 5. The Beavers were without Oelhoffen for the PAC-12 Tournament as well as games prior to the seasons end.

Ben Pahl, Sports Contributor

The Oregon State women’s basketball team saw their season come to an end on Thursday night with a 62-54 loss to the third-seeded Colorado Buffaloes in the quarterfinals of the PAC-12 tournament.  

It was a bad third quarter that ultimately doomed the Beavers. Tied at 33 going into the locker room, Oregon State was held to just eight points in the third, and fell behind by 10 heading into the fourth quarter.  

After Timea Gardiner sank a three to cut the Buffaloes lead to four with 1:17 remaining, Colorado closed the game out at the free throw line, sealing the Beavers’ fate.  

Oregon State led by as many as nine early in the second quarter. They weren’t able to keep the momentum going, however, as Colorado used a 15-6 run to close out the half.  

Freshman guard Adlee Blacklock led the Beavers offensively with 12 points, while sophomore guard AJ Marotte and freshman forward Timea Gardiner both put up 10 points off the bench.  

For the Buffaloes, junior guard Frida Foreman led all scorers with 16 points, and sophomore center Aaronette Vonleh scored 15 points with four rebounds.

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