Von Oelhoffen’s clutch 3-pointer sparks Oregon State women
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Talia von Oelhoffen drilled a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in overtime, lifting Oregon State to a 69-66 victory over No. 22 Colorado on Monday.
Von Oelhoffen missed a jumper with 24 seconds left but got a second chance after Jelena Mitrovic grabbed the offensive rebound. Von Oelhoffen’s second chance, after taking a pass from Ellie Mack, was good to give the Beavers a 69-66 lead. Colorado’s Jaylyn Sherrod missed a 3-pointer with four seconds left and Mack cleared the rebound to preserve the win.
Colorado’s only points in overtime were two free throws by Peanut Tuitele with 4:38 remaining that gave the Buffaloes a 66-64 lead. The Beavers tied it on a layup by Tea Adams near the 3-minute mark.
Von Oelhoffen scored 17 points, making 4 of 8 3-pointers. Mack had 16 points and seven rebounds for Oregon State (8-4, 1-1 Pac-12).
Quay Miller scored 18 points for the Buffaloes (13-2, 2-2), who lost for the second consecutive time after being the last undefeated team in Division I. Mya Hollingshed had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Frida Formann also scored 13 points. Tayanna Jones, who had two key steals in the final minute of regulation, added 10 points.
The Beavers were playing at home for the second time in five days, having lost to then-No. 7 Arizona 55-53 on Thursday. That game was their first home game in 43 days and their first game overall in 25 days.
The Oregon State-Colorado matchup was originally scheduled for Dec. 31 before being postponed, then rescheduled for Monday when both teams had postponements over the weekend.
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