EUGENE, Ore. – Chrishae Rowe led Oregon with 35 points and 15 rebounds Monday night as the Ducks wrapped up their exhibition schedule with a 106-51 route of Oregon Tech at Matthew Knight Arena.
Katelyn Loper posted 26 points on 8-of-14 shooting beyond the arc while Jillian Alleyne recorded a double-double on 15 points and 15 rebounds. Drea Toler was just shy of a double-double of her own after chipping in with 16 points and nine rebounds.
“I think we’re just figuring out that we still have to push the ball and put the ball in the basket,” said guard Katelyn Loper. “We just have to get our feet wet. It was an exhibition game. For me, I like where we’re going, but there’s room to grow.”
Oregon outscored OIT a whopping 53-8 in fast-break points and had a 35-7 advantage in points off turnovers.
“The only comments I gave our players was that this was another exhibition,” said head coach Paul Westhead. “We are still working out our kinks and improving on how we want to do things. Overall, I am happy with the way the game turned out, but we still have work to do.”
“I was not really happy with our overall rebounding efforts tonight,” Westhead added. “We need to rebound misses. We work on that every day in practice.”
“It was an exhibition game,” said freshman Chrishae Rowe. “We need to grow from here by running more and knocking down shots, but overall it's a feeling good.”
The Ducks jumped out to an early 20-8 lead 4:37 into the game thanks to Alleyne, who went for 11 points on 4-4 shooting from the field in that span. Oregon’s defense continued to put the pressure on in its second exhibition game, holding Oregon Tech without a basket until the 16:48 mark of the first half.
The trio of Rowe, Alleyne, and Loper combined for 42 points as Oregon led the Hustlin’ Owls 62-24 at the half thanks to a 29-0 advantage in fast-break points.
Halftime didn’t seem to slow the Ducks down any bit, as Oregon drained six 3-pointers to extend its lead to 83-31 with 15:34 left on the clock, including five 3-pointers by Loper. UO continued to pour it on from the field and went on a 21-9 run capped off by a tip-in by Alleyne for the 104-40 lead.
As a team, Oregon shot 46.7 percent from the field including 16-37 from downtown. The Ducks also overpowered the Wolves on the boards, 68-48.
Kassi Conditt paced OIT with 18 points and 11 rebounds while Karly Leveque chipped in with 14 of her own.
Oregon Tech shot just 18.2 percent from the floor on 14-of-77 shooting from the field and was 0-of-24 beyond the arc.
The Ducks will kick off their regular season at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 against Cal State Bakersfield at Matthew Knight Arena.
POSTGAME NOTES: Records do not count in an exhibition, but the Ducks would have set a single-game record with 16 three-pointers made on Monday night (15 at USC, Jan. 11, 2011)…Oregon neared the single-game scoring record with 116 points against Oregon Tech (121 vs. Hawai’i, Jan. 16, 1979)…Oregon’s 62 first-half points are were just seven points shy of the school record, also set against Hawai’i in 1979…Chrishae Rowe’s 35 points were three short of the single-game school record of 38, set by five different players, including Jillian Alleyne last year against Portland State…Katelyn Loper attempted nine three-pointers in the first half against Oregon Tech, same as she did against Western Oregon in the first exhibition game…Loper finished with 26 points on 8-of-17 shooting, with all eight made baskets coming from three-point range…Three players scored in double-figures in the first half – Rowe, Jillian Alleyne and Loper…Laura Stanulis, who went down with a knee injury in the fifth game of the season last year and received a medical hardship, made her 2013-14 debut in the first half on Monday night…Rowe and Alleyne each had double-doubles.