Jillian Alleyne registered school records with 38 points and 27 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Portland State went on to an 87-85 double-overtime victory over the University of Oregon women’s basketball team on Thursday night.EUGENE, Ore. -- Freshman
PSU’s Courtney VanBrocklin scored on a layup as time expired to lift the Vikings to the road win. The Ducks dropped to 0-2 overall with the loss, while PSU improved to 2-0.
Alleyne came off the bench to match the school record for points and establish a new mark for rebounds in what was just her second game as a collegiate player. She is now in a five-way tie for most points in a single game, joining Taylor Lilley, Nicole Canepa, Bev Smith and Debbie Adams in that category. Alleyne surpassed Smith’s 34-year-old rebounding record, which she set with a 26-rebound game against Alaska-Anchorage on Dec. 9, 1978.
Alleyne scored 30 of her 38 points and grabbed 21 of her 27 rebounds in the second half and the two overtime periods. She went 13-of-24 on field goals and made 12-of-19 free throw attempts in the contest. Alleyne was one of three Ducks to score in double-figures, joined by senior Laura Stanulis (15 points) and junior Danielle Love (15 points).
Oregon was limited to just 36.5 percent shooting on field goals (31-of-85) including just 2-of-15 from behind the 3-point arc for 13.3 percent. PSU also shot poorly, making just 35.9 percent from the field (33-of-92).
Only eight players saw action for the Ducks, who were playing without the services of leading scorer Lexi Petersen. It was announced earlier this week that Petersen will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
Portland State also had three players reach double-figures in scoring, led by VanBrocklin’s 26 points and 11 rebounds. Kate Lanz also had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Mikaela Rivard had 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field.
After falling behind 6-2 in the early going, the Ducks battled back to take an 11-9 edge with just over 12 minutes to play in the first stanza. Stanulis had seven of UO’s 11 points to open the game.
Portland State maintained a 19-18 lead with 6:54 in the first half, but the Vikings out-scored the Ducks 19-10 to close the half. Oregon committed 13 first-half turnovers and trailed at the break, 38-28.
The Vikings largest lead was 12 points, 42-30, with 17:34 remaining in the second half. The Ducks then countered with an 8-0 run narrowing the lead to four points (42-38) with just under 14 minutes to play.
UO went scoreless over the next four minutes, a draught broken by an inside bucket from Alleyne at the 10:23 mark. That Alleyne basket started Oregon on a 13-6 run that pulled the Ducks within one point, 52-51.
Love tied it up at 54-all after hitting a 3-pointer from the right side of the floor. But PSU came right back to nail a 3-pointer at the other end the next trip down the floor.
Alleyne’s basket with 21 seconds in the game sent it to overtime tied at 66 points apiece.
Oregon (0-2) returns to action next week with three games at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The Ducks will face host team Hawai’i (Nov. 23), before taking on perennial powers Oklahoma (Nov. 24) and Arkansas (Nov. 25) at the three-day tournament.
Ducks Drop Double-Overtime Heartbreaker to PSU
Release Date: 11/15/2012
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