No. 12 Beavers rally past No. 11 Cardinal
CORVALLIS — Deven Hunter had 19 points and 12 rebounds and No. 12 Oregon State rallied to beat No. 11 Stanford 58-50 on Sunday night.
Jamie Weisner added 18 points, including a key 3-pointer with just under a minute left, as the Beavers (14-3, 5-1 Pac-12) erased a 15-point third-quarter deficit.
Kailee Johnson had 14 points and Erica McCall added 12 for the Cardinal (14-4, 4-2 Pac-12).
Hunter's 3-pointer cut Stanford's lead to 46-40 with 6:14 left, before Weisner added a jumper and Katie McWilliams nailed a 3 to get Oregon State within two with 4:46 to go. The Beavers had a chance to tie it but Weisner missed one of a pair of free throws. It didn't matter, because she hit a 3-pointer that gave Oregon State a 48-46 lead with 3:03 left.
Weisner sealed it with a 3-pointer that gave the Beavers a 55-48 lead with 57 seconds left.
Oregon State and Stanford are among five ranked teams in the Pac-12. USC, which was ranked No. 25, fell 69-60 at Washington. Arizona State, the league's top-ranked team at No. 10, beat Utah 80-60 to remain undefeated in conference play.
McCall started for Stanford after missing Friday night's 64-62 victory at Oregon. Lili Thompson's layup with 2.4 second left won it for the Cardinal.
Although there was some speculation she might return for the Cardinal, the Beavers remained without Sydney Wiese because of a right hand injury. Wiese has missed seven games.
Hunter had eight points and three rebounds early and Oregon State led 12-11 after the first quarter. But when OSU's shooting went cold in the second quarter, Stanford responded and went up 24-16 after McCall's jumper.
Stanford's 11-0 run was broken when Hunter hit a 3-pointer and Weisner added pullup jumper to narrow the gap to 30-21 at the half.
The Cardinal stretched the lead to 38-23 in the third quarter after McCall's layup, but Oregon State pulled within 40-30 heading into the last period.
The Beavers were coming off a 70-48 rout of Cal on Friday night.
OREGON 69, CAL 59: At Eugene, Jillian Alleyne scored 25 points and had 15 boards to become the Pac-12's all-time leading rebounder, and Oregon picked up its first conference victory.
Alleyne has 1,574 rebounds, surpassing former Stanford star Chiney Ogwumike, who had 1,567. The senior also posted her 83rd career double-double.
Lexi Bando added 16 points and Lexi Petersen 12 to surpass 1,000 career points. The Ducks (12-5, 1-5 Pac-12) snapped a six-game losing streak to Cal.
Cal (10-7, 1-5) has lost three straight for the first time under fifth-year coach Lisa Gottlieb.
Freshman Kristine Anigwe had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Bears, her 10th double-double.
Oregon led from 5:43 of the first quarter, was up 14 at halftime and built its biggest lead of 19 late in the third period with a 20-8 run. Cal didn't get closer than nine in the fourth quarter.