Oregon girls’s basketball fell to extra time after a back-and-forth battle with Washington State | Techi Chook

In the long run, the Oregon Geese’ lack of dimension got here again to chunk them.

The Geese blew a 10-point lead within the third quarter, erased a 14-point deficit with 4:15 left and appeared to have gained the sport in regulation earlier than shedding in extra time to Washington State, 85-84, Sunday afternoon in Matthew Knight Area.

Endyia Rogers scored 24 of his 33 factors after halftime, however the fourth-year junior and Probability Grey (22 factors) had been the one sources of offense for No. 21 Oregon, dominated inside by Bella Murekatete (20 factors, seven rebounds) .

“I am actually happy with the combat we had and the center we performed with actually down in regulation,” Oregon coach Kelly Graves stated. “After which as dangerous as we performed at instances, (we) had an opportunity to win the sport and that is all you may ask. It was disappointing, however we did not have sufficient gamers to have good video games tonight, however credit score to Wazzu and so they performed effectively. They’ve a plan. They performed with that plan. These youngsters know and execute their roles higher than some other group within the convention.

Murekatete (20 factors) and Charlisse Leger-Walker (17) scored a mixed 26 of their 37 factors within the second half for the Cougars (13-4, 3-3 Pac-12), who outscored the Geese 46-24 within the paint, gained with a 50-36 rebounding edge and made 14 consecutive subject objectives throughout a blistering stretch within the third and fourth quarters. That enabled Washington State to create a 71-57 lead with 4:quarter-hour remaining. However Oregon erased the deficit due to eight factors from Grey, 5 from Rogers and 4 from Grace VanSlooten, together with the game-tying free throws with 0.1 seconds left in regulation.

Oregon (13-5, 4-3 Pac-12) almost pulled off a miraculous victory on the finish of a wild regulation end. Rogers made a three-pointer to make it 76-74, stole Washington State’s inbound go close to midcourt and handed to Ahlise Hurst for what seemed to be a go-ahead three-pointer with 1.6 seconds left. Nonetheless, the sport clock stopped with 3.0 seconds left and an official whistled the play useless earlier than Hurst tried a shot, which was blocked. Oregon obtained the ball with 0.6 left and inbounded it to VanSlooten, who was fouled, and he made the game-tying free throws to pressure extra time.

“It is simply disappointing that they – I feel just like the NFL – they let it play itself out and that is what ought to occur in that case, however I do not know,” Graves stated. “They’re unselfish staff down (on the scorer’s desk). I can not actually blame that; I blame our protection at instances. That is what the sport is lacking, a scarcity of focus every so often.

Rogers didn’t see the sport clock cease in regulation.

Oregon Ducks vs. Washington State Cougars women's basketball

Oregon gamers react after guard Endyia Rogers makes a steal as No. 21 Oregon Geese girls battle the Washington State Cougars in a girls’s school basketball recreation at Matthew Knight Area in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, January 15, 2023.Sean Meagher/The Oregonian

“I personally suppose we gained the sport a very long time in the past as a result of (Hurst) hit the three and it ought to have been their ball with any time left,” Rogers stated.

Rogers stole one other inbounds go with 12.8 seconds left in extra time. Oregon’s final try to win was Rogers capturing off a ball display, however he selected to go slightly than pressure a possible game-winning shot in opposition to a number of defenders, and Te-Hina Paopao’s jumper off the mark.

“I see someone behind me, someone in entrance of me and I am initially going for the layup,” Rogers stated. “However I felt like they had been going to dam it, so I threw it up hoping to get a 3. However that wasn’t going to occur if we had been sincere.

Rogers, who made 12 of 21 pictures, together with 6 of 8 from three-point vary, scored all of Oregon’s factors within the third quarter, as Washington State reduce a 38-29 halftime deficit to 51. -50. Paopao completed with 11 factors and 7 rebounds.

Ula Motuga had 14 factors and 10 rebounds and Jessica Clarke had six of her 14 factors in extra time for Washington State, which snapped an eight-game shedding streak and earned its first win in Eugene since 2015.

“We’re not stopping sufficient for my part,” Rogers stated. “We did not get the stops we would have liked and the factors we would have liked as a result of once we obtained stops, we did not rating.”

The Cougars took benefit of the shortage of dimension for the Geese, who had been with out heart Phillipina Kyei for the ultimate 18:22. Kyei, who was held scoreless with 4 rebounds in 14 minutes, collapsed after being hit within the face with 3:52 left within the first half. He performed the primary 6:38 of the third quarter earlier than leaving, and was not on Oregon’s bench within the fourth quarter or extra time. Graves stated he was evaluated per concussion protocol.

“Late within the recreation we did not have a number of dimension choices and so they made us pay in extra time,” Graves stated.

After a four-game skid during which he was 14 of 48 from the sector, together with 5 of 23 from long-range, Grey had his most efficient recreation of the season. The freshman scored his most factors of the season due to a season-high 5 three-pointers on 9 makes an attempt. He went 7 of 17 from the sector.

“My dad is right here, so I’m going to the fitness center with him and he is aware of what to do to get me proper,” Grey stated. “(It is a) confidence factor too, believing in my pictures.”

However exterior of Rogers, Grey and Taylor Hosendove – who went 2 for two from the sector – Oregon shot a mixed 6 of 34 from the sector, together with 1 of 11 from three.

“We had some pictures within the first half that might have been, perhaps, if I might have gotten them – they countered,” Graves stated. “These are the pictures it’s important to make once you’re Pac-12 gamers” and we simply did not have them tonight.

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