Weise, No. 24 Oregon State turn back Idaho
WAILUKU, Hawaii — Sydney Wiese scored 19 points and No. 24 Oregon State clamped down on Idaho down the stretch for a 60-49 win Friday night in the Maui Jim Maui Classic the Beavers are hosting.
Idaho, which led by as many as 14 in the second quarter, made just three field goals in the fourth quarter, none in the last 2:42, as the Beavers pulled away.
"I was really proud of our players," said Oregon State coach Scott Rueck. "Idaho is a tricky team to play because they are so well coached. We played the end of the game with a different level of focus. This team was able to reach a new level of toughness in this game, and that's why we were able to find a way to win."
Kolbie Orum added 10 points and Breanna Brown came off the bench to grab a career-high 14 rebounds to go with eight points as the Beavers (4-1) outrebounded Idaho 49-27.
Mikayla Ferenz had 10 points for the Vandals (2-4), who shot 22 percent in the second half (6 of 27) and 31 percent for the game (18 of 58).
Wiese made all 11 of her free throws while Idaho was just 3 of 9. Wiese became the sixth player in Oregon State history to hit more than 10 free throws without a miss.
The Vandals knocked down three of their 10 3-pointers and scored 10 straight early in the second quarter to open a 29-15 lead but the Beavers went on a 14-2 run, scoring the last eight points, to trail 31-29 at the half.
The Beavers will close out its week in Maui on today, when it takes on BYU. The Cougars defeated UNLV in the opening game of the Maui Jim Maui Classic.
OSU will return home on Dec. 10 for a matchup with Southern Utah.