SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara women's basketball begins a three-game road trip at No. 8 Oregon State Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Broncos suffered their first home loss of the season Saturday at the hands of CSUN.
Santa Clara is 1-5 all-time against Oregon State with the first meeting coming in 1982-83. The last meeting was a 77-48 Beaver win in Corvallis in the first round of the 2006 WNIT.
Santa Clara (5-2) has a plus-6.7 scoring margin on the season and is shooting 41.8-percent from the field. The Broncos are off to their best start in four years when they began the year 12-2 and made it to the WNIT.
Tia Hay leads the team in scoring with 13.6 points per game and 2.1 steals per game while adding 2.1 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per game. Emily Wolph has knocked down a team-high 13 3-pointers and is second on the team with 9.3 ppg and 2.4 apg. Ashlyn Herlihy leads Santa Clara with 2.7 apg and is second with 6.9 rpg while scoring 8.9 ppg. Lauren Yearwood's 3.4 blocks per game is third in the nation and she leads the Broncos with 7.4 rpg while scoring 6.9 ppg.
Oregon State (6-1) is outscoring its opponents 83.1-58.3 this year while shooting 49.5-percent from the field and 41.6-percent from downtown while holding opponents to marks of 33.0 and 29.2.
Four players average double-figures for the Beavers with Destiny Slocum's 15.4 leading the way. She also leads the team with 5.8 apg. Mikayla Piven scores 14.6 ppg to go with a team-high 8.9 rpg. Kat Tudor has hit a team-leading 22 3-pointers while scoring 13.1 ppg and Katie McWilliams scores 10.0 ppg.
INTERVIEWS | Ashlyn Herlihy and Emily Wolph discuss Santa Clara's strong start, Sunday's matchup at No. 8 Oregon State!— Santa Clara Women's Basketball (@Santaclarawbb) December 8, 2018
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