Scores

Final

Washington St 55

(4-12, 0-7 Pac-12)

Oregon State 83

(5-10, 1-5 Pac-12)

    10:00 PM ET, January 13, 2005

    1 2 T
    WSU 27 2855
    ORST 37 4683

    Oregon State 83, Washington State 55

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Shannon Howell scored 33 points to lead Oregon State to its first conference win of the season, 83-55 over Washington State Thursday night.

    Mandy Close had 15 points and Kim Butler added nine for the Beavers (5-10, 1-5), winners of 12 in a row over the Cougars.

    Washington State (4-12, 0-7) lost its ninth straight after starting the season 4-3. The Cougars, who were led by Kate Benz with 16 points and 14 rebounds, shot just 33 percent.

    Howell, the Beavers' top scorer at 17.9 points per game, hit 12 of 13 free throws and had five steals.

    A senior guard who transferred to Oregon State from Nebraska, Howell briefly led the nation in scoring earlier in the year. She scored 36 points against Florida on Dec. 12 and her career-high is 40, set against Washington last year.

    Washington State coach Sherri Murrell was ejected at 6:18 in the second half with her team trailing 65-47 after receiving two technical fouls in a row.

    The Cougars came into the game shooting 34.6 percent and averaging only 56.3 points per game -- making them worst in the conference in both categories. ^

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    2004-05 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Jan 13, 2005 @ORST 83, WSU 55Recap | Box Score
    Feb 12, 2005 @WSU 68, ORST 63Recap | Box Score