Boley, Ionescu lead No. 3 Oregon women past Long Beach State
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Erin Boley scored 24 points, Sabrina Ionescu set a school record with 17 assists and No. 3 Oregon rolled past Long Beach State 110-48 on Sunday.
Ruthy Hebard added 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Ducks (7-0), and Maite Cazorla and Satou Sabally each had 18 points. After missing nine of its first 11 3-point attempts, Oregon finished 13 of 29 from beyond the arc as Boley and Cazorla each made four.
Ionescu exited with about four minutes to play with 12 points and six rebounds, four shy of her 13th triple-double. She shares the overall NCAA record of 12 with BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth.
Shanaijah Davison led the 49ers (1-7) with 25 points off the bench. Long Beach State started four freshmen and a sophomore against an Oregon lineup with 320 combined starts.
The Ducks took control by starting the second quarter with a 14-0 run to lead 38-16, and they pushed it to 50-24 at the half. Boley led the way with 14 points and Hebard had 12.
The loss was the third against Pac-12 competition this season for Long Beach State, which plays a fourth Pac-12 team when it hosts Arizona next Sunday. It was the 49ers’ first defeat against a ranked team in two years.
Oregon put together its best overall performance with a week to prepare for visits to Michigan State and South Dakota State, each of which has made eight NCAA Tournament appearances in the past 10 years. The Ducks then host their first Top 10 game at Matthew Knight Arena against No. 6 Mississippi State on Dec. 18.
Long Beach State hosts San Diego on Thursday.
Oregon plays at Michigan State next Sunday.