Hamblin's triple-double fuels Beavers
CORVALLIS — Two days after having a career game against Oregon State's arch rival, sophomore center Ruth Hamblin one-upped herself on Monday night in Gill Coliseum.
The 6-foot-6 Canadian notched just the second triple-double in OSU history, scoring 23 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and blocking a school-record 10 shots to lead the Oregon State women's basketball team to an 84-70 win over Oregon in the Civil War.
The victory gave the Beavers a season sweep of the Ducks for the third consecutive year and was OSU's seventh straight win in the series. Oregon State is now 10-6 overall and 2-2 in Pac-12 play.
Just 48 hours after guiding her team to an 88-80 win in Eugene on Saturday with a 27-point, 16-rebound effort, Hamblin was even more of a menace in front of the home crowd. OSU had previously had only one triple-double in the nearly 38-year history of the program, on Feb. 11, 1984, when Lisa Channel scored 16, had 10 rebounds and handed out 10 assists in an 84-62 win over California in Gill Coliseum.
"It's an honor and very humbling," Hamblin said. "I'm just excited I was able to bring that for my team."
Hamblin's performance was only the 14th triple-double in the NCAA this season and the first by a Pac-12 player.
Oregon (9-6, 0-4) went up early, 16-15, on a Jillian Alleyne jumper with 13:38 in the clock in the first half. Jamie Weisner hit back-to-back 3-pointers that were followed by a bomb from Sydney Wiese and the Beavers were off and on a 20-4 run over the next 5:24.