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Ducks Hit The Road For Games At WSU, UW
Release Date: 01/21/2013
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EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon women’s basketball team (2-16, 0-6) will hit the road this week for games at Washington State (5-12, 1-5) and Washington (12-5, 4-2). The Ducks and the Cougars will tip-off at 7 p.m. (PT) on Friday, while the UO-UW contest is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday.

UO has a 58-14 edge in the all-time series history with Washington State. The Ducks split the regular-season season series with WSU a year ago. UO won in Pullman last season, 67-62, and has taken three of the last six match-ups played at Friel Court.

Oregon and Washington are tied up at 43-43 in the all-time series history. UO and UW split the regular-season series last season. The Huskies defeated UO, 72-56, in the opening round of the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Tournament. The Ducks last win in Seattle was in the 2009 season, a 75-55 result on Jan. 15, 2009.

• TV: None
• Radio: 
Oregon IMG Sports Network; 590 AM - KUGN in Eugene / Springfield; Terry Jonz, play-by-play
Live audio (O-Zone for a fee) and live statistics
• Live video stream
• Twitter: 
@OregonWBB for in-game updates, stats, pics, etc.

• TV: Pac-12 Network (Regional)
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network; 590 AM - KUGN in Eugene / Springfield; Terry Jonz, play-by-play
• Live audio (O-Zone for a fee) and live statistics
• Twitter:
@OregonWBB for in-game updates, stats, pics, etc.

Oregon will host Stanford and California to open up the month of February. The Ducks-Cardinal contest is set for 6 p.m. on Friday night (Feb. 1) and will be televised nationally on the Pac-12 Network. The Oregon-Cal contest is slated for Sunday (Feb. 3) at 1 p.m.

Oregon State defeated Oregon, 68-49, Sunday afternoon in Corvallis, Ore. Danielle Love and Liz Brenner each had nine points to lead the Ducks. Brenner also contributed seven rebounds. Jillian Alleyne had six points and a team-best eight rebounds. The Ducks had a 46-37 advantage in rebounding, with UO grabbing 24 offensive boards which led to a 12-5 edge for second-chance points.

OSU had the advantage for points in the paint, 36-12. The Beavers made 25-of-53 field goals for 47 percent. The Ducks made 16-of-62 for 26 percent.

Oregon State was led offensively by Jamie Weisner and Ali Gibson who each had 14 points. Samantha Siegner added 10 points off the bench.

The Beavers jumped out to an 11-0 lead to open the game. Oregon went scoreless for the first five minutes before Amanda Delgado hit a 3-pointer to break the scoring drought at the 15:10 mark in the first half.

Alleyne made a jumper from the elbow to cut the lead to nine points, 18-9, with 10 minutes on the game clock. OSU’s largest first-half lead was 14 points, 24-10, at the 7:30 mark. A 3-pointer by Love, a Brenner a jump hook in the lane, and a 3-pointer from Jordan Loera spearheaded a 12-1 run for the Ducks. UO cut the lead to three points, 25-22, with two minutes to play in the half.

OSU took a 29-26 lead into the halftime locker room. UO out-scored the Beavers, 16-5, over the final 7:30 of the first half. Love had a team-high nine points at the break for the Ducks, who shot 10-of-32 from the field and 3-of-11 on 3-pointers.

The two teams traded baskets in the early part of the second half. A deep 3-pointer from Delgado made the score 38-33 with 16:33 in the game. OSU then hit back-to-back 3-pointers to take a 10-point lead, 44-34, with 13:27 remaining.

The Beavers’ largest lead of the game was 21 points, 63-42, which came at the four-minute mark. OSU out-scored UO, 27-16, over the last 11 minutes of the game.


Four Oregon players have recorded a double-double this season. Freshman forward Jillian Alleyne has tallied a team-high six double-doubles over the course of the year, a number that ranks tied for fourth amongst Pac-12 players.

Junior Megan Carpenter and sophomores Liz Brenner and Jordan Loera have also registered a double-double in 2012-13.

On six different occasions this season, a UO player has been either one point or one rebound shy of reaching a double-double.

Oregon is second in the Pac-12 for 3-pointers made, while ranking third in both blocked shots and free throw percentage.

UO is averaging 5.9 made 3-pointers per outing and has hit 106 on the year. Jordan Loera (22) ranks 11th and is UO’s highest ranked player for that stat. Amanda Delgado is tied for the sixth-most 3-pointers made of any Pac-12 player (30) but does not meet the minimums to qualify for the rankings.

UO (4.8 bpg) is led on the defensive end by Jillian Alleyne (1.6 bpg) and Megan Carpenter (1.6 bpg) who are tied for fifth in blocks.

The Ducks have made 70.2 percent of their free throw attempts (224-of-319). UO players rank No. 1 and No. 2 in that category, with Danielle Love the league-leader at 92.7 percent (38-of-41) and Devyn Galland second at 87.5 percent (49-of-56). Galland ranks 19th nationally, while Love would rank fifth but does not meet the minimum requirements.

Jillian Alleyne, a freshman from Fontana, Calif., ranks fourth in the nation for rebounding average (12.8 rpg). Artemis Spanou of Robert Morris (14.8 rpg) leads all players nationally, while High Point center Cheyenne Parker (13.2 rpg) ranks in second and Sequeena Thomas of Sam Houston State (12.9) is third.

The NCAA record for season rebounding average by a freshman is 15.5 rpg (1985 – Valorie Whiteside, Appalachian State).

Alleyne has recorded four of the top six single-game rebounding efforts of any Pac-12 player this season (27, 23, 19, 18). She totaled 19 rebounds in UO’s win over Samford, while grabbing 18 rebounds in Oregon’s road loss to Illinois. Alleyne came off the bench to grab a game-high 23 boards, eight of the offensive variety, against No. 13 Oklahoma. She grabbed a school and Pac-12 record 27 boards against Portland State on Nov. 15 (more info on that game listed on page 5).

Alleyne is one of 39 NCAA Div. I women’s basketball players to average a double-double (14.3 ppg, 12.8 rpg).

At one point during the non-conference schedule, Oregon was down to a seven-player rotation and played without as many as five players who had starting experience. Many of those missing players have made their way back to the lineup.

Ariel Thomas returned to action against Nevada on Dec. 9 and has made an immediate impact. She’s averaging 9.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in those 12 games, a starter in the last 10 contests.

Four-sport standout Liz Brenner (VB/WBB/SB/T&F), a sophomore who played in 21 games and started eight contests for UO a year ago, is now full-time with the basketball team. She has played in seven games - a starter in the last five - and is averaging 8.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per outing.

Amanda Delgado missed six non-league games due to an injury. The sophomore from Las Vegas, Nev., returned to the lineup Dec. 31 against Connecticut. Delgado is the team’s third-leading scorer on the year at 9.8 points per game.

Janitah Iamaleava has seen limited time in five of UO’s last seven games since making her debut against UConn in the Ducks’ final non-conference game.

Laura Stanulis and Lexi Petersen have been ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. Stanulis also led the team in assists (33) at the time of her injury. Petersen, who played in just one game, averaged a team-leading 17.5 points per game on UO’s preseason foreign tour to Spain.


Jillian Alleyne broke the school and Pac-12 rebounding record in UO’s double-overtime home loss to Portland State. In the same game, just her second as a collegiate player, Alleyne also matched the school record for points with 38.

The 27 rebounds bettered the previous Pac-12 mark set nearly 20 years ago by UCLA’s Natalie Williams in 1994. Alleyne’s rebounding total is the 24th-highest single-game total in NCAA history (since 1982). Alleyne’s mark also took down UO’s 34-year-old mark that had stood since 1978.

Alleyne scored 30 of her 38 points, and grabbed 21 of her 27 rebounds in the second half and the two overtime periods. In fact, Alleyne amassed a double-double in the two overtime periods alone (10 points and 10 rebounds). For that game, Alleyne went 13-of-24 on field goals and made 12-of-19 free throw attempts. She also contributed team-bests with four steals and three blocks.


Head coach Paul Westhead announced that Chrishae Rowe and Drea Toler have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball at the University of Oregon. Rowe and Toler will join the Ducks for competition beginning in the 2013-14 season.

“Chrishae and Drea are players who will complement the personnel we already have in place,” Westhead said. “These two are outstanding young ladies who will not only fit in with our team, but will be good fits in the community.”

Rowe, from Riverside, Calif., ranks among the top 20 players nationally at the shooting guard position. In addition, she is ranked as one of the top 10 seniors in California. The four-star prospect ranks No. 67 in ESPN’s top 100 national recruiting rankings.

“Having the opportunity to play in one of the best conferences in the country, while getting a degree in one of the top sports business programs, was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Rowe said about deciding on UO.

The 5-foot-8 guard produced big numbers in her junior season averaging 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. She led Santiago High School to the sectional semifinals a year ago. Rowe was named regional player of the year and made the Los Angeles Times all-star team for her play in 2011-12.

“Another big thing for me was how comfortable I was on my actual visit,” Rowe added. “Everyone from the team to the managers and coaching staff are so supportive and close to each other. Coming from a big family, that’s something that’s very important to me.”

Toler, from Gardena, Calif., is playing her senior season at Serra High School. As a junior, she averaged 9.4 points, 4.5 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game in leading SHS to a 30-4 record. Serra advanced to the state semifinals in 2011-12.

“I liked how close everyone was on my visit,” Toler said on choosing Oregon. “I saw a family bond. I felt a part of the Duck family. And from spending time with the coaching staff and players, I know they’re going to take care of me.”

The point guard who is known for her speed, also referenced Westhead’s style as reason for signing with Oregon. “I like to play fast and Oregon’s style is to play fast. We both want to get that ball up the court as fast as possible to get that easy bucket.”

Toler played for the Cal Sparks AAU basketball club, a program that current UO freshman Janitah Iamaleava played for as well.

Live audio, video for all non-televised home games or Pac-12 road games will be streamed online with links available at ( All web streaming will be in conjunction with Pac-12 live stream.

In addition, UO basketball representatives will make periodic appearances throughout the season on Ducks Insider, a daily sports webcast (hosted by Jerry Allen and Jill Savage, 1-3 pm) that features interviews with coaches and student-athletes.

The Ducks are on Facebook. Follow @OregonWBB on Twitter for behind the scenes perspective by the staff and players.

The Ducks went 4-0 on their 2012 Spanish Foreign Tour which took place Aug. 24-Sept. 2. The Ducks played games against professional clubs from Madrid, Girona and Barcelona.

Oregon defeated a professional team from Madrid, Estudiantes, in back-to-back games to open the trip (Game 1 - W, 94-67; Game 2 - W, 84-61).

From there, the Ducks played a pair of games as part of the Torneig de Basquet Unnim tournament played at the Pavello Esportiu Municipal located approximately an hour north of Barcelona. UO recorded a 103-62 win over Uni Girona and a 70-52 win over Santa Rosa de Lima.

Sophomore Lexi Petersen averaged a team-high 17.5 points per contest on the trip, one of four Ducks to average double-figures in scoring. Freshman Jillian Alleyne (14.5 ppg, 10.8 rpg) and sophomore Megan Carpenter (13.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg) each averaged double-doubles for UO. Sophomore Amanda Delgado averaged 15.0 points per outing.

Junior Chynna Miley (WBB) was the named the top individual O Heroes for 2011-12. Miley, from Atlanta, Ga., earned 2,325 individual Duck Cup points for her service during the 2011-12 year. Miley participated in nearly every O Heroes event, while also serving as both a member of UO’s Black Student Union and the women’s basketball team representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

O Heroes is a philanthropic organization -- run by student-athletes -- which positively impacts Oregon, most specifically the Eugene/Springfield community. UO’s student-athletes are viewed as role models. UO Athletics is fortunate to have these young individuals not only participating in varsity athletics, but also volunteering their time in the community.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institutions campuses. SAAC has representatives from each team and meets bi-monthly.

SAAC intends to promote effective communication between the student-athlete population as a whole, student-athletes as individuals, and the athletic department administration. SAAC will also provide student-athletes the opportunity to communicate with administration on local and national issues affecting student-athletes, while allowing student-athletes with the opportunity to provide suggestions and feedback on programs that serve student-athlete needs.

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