Goforth, Jones carry No. 17 Oregon St women past USF 89-80

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Freshman Sasha Goforth and Taylor Jones combined for 31 of their 43 points in the second half when No. 17 Oregon State came alive to defeat San Francisco 89-80 on Thursday.

Goforth, one of the top recruits in the country, finished with 24 points — going 5 for 7 from the field and 6 of 7 at the foul line in the second half. Jones, who had 19 points, was 2 of 3 from the field and 9 of 10 from the line after the break.

The Beavers trailed by 12 points late in the first half and 43-35 at the break before scoring the first eight points of the second half and turning that into into a 13-2 run to grab the lead. Oregon State went 9 of 14 from the field and 9 of 9 from the line in the third quarter to take a 63-60 lead.

The hot streak continued in the fourth and the lead stood at 83-68 midway through before the Beavers missed their last seven shots. A 9-of-12 showing from the line in the fourth quarter saved the win.

Oregon State still shot 55% in the second half after making just 39% in the first. The Beavers finished 24 of 37 from the foul line, 18 of 21 after the break.

Ioanna Krimili, a redshirt freshman from Greece, kept the Dons (0-2) in it by making 7 of 10 from 3-point range and scoring 27 points. San Francisco was 15 of 33 from distance, 11 of 32 inside the arc, and 13 of 17 from the foul line.

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