OSU’s stellar performance secures victory against UMBC

Forward Raegan Beers (#15) cheers on the Beavers in their game against the UMBC
Retrievers in Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on Nov. 22, 2023.
Forward Raegan Beers (#15) cheers on the Beavers in their game against the UMBC Retrievers in Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on Nov. 22, 2023.
Morgan Barnaby

It was the night before Thanksgiving, and the Beavers played a stellar game against the UMBC Retrievers allowing them to remain undefeated for yet another day.  

The Beavers hosted the UMBC Retrievers at Gill Coliseum defeating them in an 88-52 victory to move to 4-0.  

After four quarters, the Beavers took home another victory marking the 274th win as a coach for head coach Scott Rueck tying him for the most wins in Oregon State women’s basketball history beside Aki Hill.  

Jumping out to an early lead in the second quarter, the Beavers stayed in the lead with help by Sophomore post scorer Raegen Beers, she never took her foot off the gas. Backed by some excellent ball movement and strong defensive possessions, the Beavs launched out to 13-point lead with just under five minutes remaining in the first half. 

Turning defensive stops into fastbreak points, the Beavs ended the first half with a 19-point lead backed by Beers and junior forward Kelsey Rees who racked up 10 points whilst shooting perfectly from the field.  

As a team, the Beavs would shoot 8-21 from the 3-pt in the game and Rees would finish the game with 17 points on 6-8 field goal shooting including 3-4 from the 3-pt line.  

Continuing their reign of terror on the Retrievers into the second half, the Beavs began adding to their impressive leading margin. The largest lead of the game would come late in the fourth quarter as the Beavs let the starters rest with just over four minutes remaining ahead by 45.  

Dominating with assertion for four straight quarters, Beers anchored the Beavs to victory in the 36-point decimation. Beers would finish the game with 27 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, and four steals.  

“There’s always something to learn and there’s always something to get better at. My dad always said stay happy, stay hungry and stay humble, I’ve always had the mentality that there’s someone out there better than me so I have to up my game for when that times comes I do what my team need me to do” said Beers.  

Up next the Beavers will face the Weber State Wildcats at 11:00 a.m. in Gill Coliseum on November 29th.  

 

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