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Slocum leads No. 8 Oregon State to 79-54 win over Cal Poly

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Destiny Slocum had 15 points in her Oregon State debut, leading the eighth-ranked Beavers to a 79-54 victory over Cal Poly on Friday night.

Mikayla Pivec added 15 points, nine rebounds and three steals and Kat Tudor added 14 points with four 3-pointers for the Beavers (1-0).

Devin Stanback had 26 points and five rebounds for the Mustangs (1-1).

Slocum, who made four 3-pointers and also had eight assists, was the national freshman of the year at Maryland two years ago. She then transferred to Oregon State and had to redshirt last season.

Against Cal Poly, she and Pivec sliced through the lane and kicked out to open shooters, but more than a few wide-open attempts were off for Oregon State. Still, the Beavers shot 49 percent, including 12 for 30 on 3-pointers, while holding Cal Poly to 37 percent shooting.

The Beavers led 23-12 at the end of the first quarter thanks to an 8-0 run, capped by an Aleah Goodman 3-pointer that came 3 seconds before the buzzer.

Oregon State led 36-24 at the break.

In the fourth quarter, Oregon State pushed the lead to 27 points.

BIG PICTURE

Cal Poly: Stanback, a senior center, averaged 8.2 points per game last season. But she could be in for a big year, and also led the Mustangs with 18 points in their season-opening 87-65 win over Academy of Art University on Tuesday. … Cal Poly was picked to finish fifth in the Big West media poll and sixth in the coaches poll.

Oregon State: The Beavers return four starters from a squad that made the Elite Eight last year. … The Beavers have made at least the Sweet 16 the last three seasons.

UP NEXT

Cal Poly: At Sacramento State on Sunday.

Oregon State: Hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday.

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