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WKU Womens Basketball falls to Oregon State

Dominic Di Palermo
Guard Karris Allen (32) drives the lane during a game against the Mercer Bears in the Diddle arena on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023.

WKU Women’s Basketball was unable to overcome a slow start, falling in Corvallis, Oregon to the Oregon State Beavers, 72-56.

After scoring eight points in the first quarter, they were unable to bounce back, as the Beaver defense proved to be too much.

The team shot 31% from the field, making just 17 shots on 54 attempts. The Lady Toppers only grabbed four offensive rebounds compared to the Beavers 18, getting outrebounded in total 50-24.


Junior guard Alexis Mead was great for the Lady Toppers in the loss, scoring 17 points. No other player entered double figures.

WKU scored the game’s first basket but would be held at two points until the two-minute mark of the first quarter. The 2-0 opening was the team’s only lead.

The second quarter and on was all about playing catch up, but it was hard to do against a stout Oregon State team. They forced nine WKU turnovers and blocked six shots.

The Lady Toppers will return to E.A. Diddle Arena for the first time since Nov. 21 to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. CT.

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