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Ducks Win Global Sports Cage Classic
Release Date: 11/27/2011
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EUGENE, Ore.- The University of Oregon women's basketball team defeated Nicholls State, 95-76, to win the Global Sports Cage Classic title on Sunday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena.

After seeing her double-double streak fall on Friday night, tournament MVP Amanda Johnson started a new streak with a 27-point, 12-rebound performance in front of 1, 724 fans. Johnson was 10-for-18 from the floor and made five out of six attempts from the charity stripe.

Joining her in double-figure production was all-tournament team member Jasmin Holliday with 19 points and nine boards. Sophomore Danielle Love added a career-high 14 points while freshman Lexi Petersen chipped in a career-best 11 points.

Oregon (6-0), now off to its best start since the 2004-05 season, took a slight 58-47 edge into intermission after using a 12-3 run in the final 2:30 of the first half of action. The Ducks had jumped out to a double-digit lead to start off the first half, but three pointers by KK Babin and Sumar Leslie cut the lead back down to single digits.

The Ducks started off the second half of action on a 9-3 run and eventually pushed their lead to a game-high 21-point gap twice in the final 3:41 of the game.

The Colonels (3-3) also had four tally double figures with Alisha Allen (23) and Babin (21) both scoring over 20 points in the contest. Leslie and Jenny Nash contributed 14 and 11 points, respectively. Nash was one rebound shy of a double-double with nine boards.

Nicholls State knocked down 12 three-pointers in the game, the most the Ducks have allowed this season.

With Sunday's win, the Ducks end a six-game homestand to open the season, and head out on the road to play Fresno State on Thursday. The Bulldogs have played in the NCAA Tournament for the last four years, and are currently 4-2 on the season, recently winning the SMU Tournament.

Oregon will return to Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday to host Portland at 2 p.m., Sunday in the 28th meeting between the two programs.

2011 Global Sports Cage Classic All-Tournament Team Caela Mohre, Weber State KK Babin, Nicholls State Kassandra McCalister, UC Irvine Jazmyne White, UC Irvine Jasmin Holliday, Oregon Most Valuable Player: Amanda Johnson, Oregon

: The Ducks are 6-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 season...Amanda Johnson recorded the fifth double-double of her season and her sixth in the last seven games, with 27 points and 12 rebounds...Danielle Love scored a career-high 14 points...Oregon surrendered a season-high 12 three-pointers to Nicholls State...Oregon finished with at least four players in double figures for the third consecutive game.

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