Arizona Women’s Basketball sweeps Oregon behind stout defense

EUGENE, OR – No. 10 Arizona Women’s Basketball (12-2, 10-2) has completed a sweep of the Oregon Ducks, winning 79-59 on the road.

The Arizona Women’s Basketball team completed a sweep of the Oregon Ducks on Monday evening, winning 79-59 and picking up their first win at Oregon since 2011.

It was a very close game in the first half as the Wildcats only led 33-32 at the break, however, the second half would provide plenty of excitement, as Arizona ultimately routed Oregon.

In the second half, the Cats held the Ducks to just 27 points on just 26 percent shooting, and 20 percent from three-point range.

All second half, Arizona forced Oregon into tough shots that turned the game from a back-and-forth to a blowout. Additionally, several players blocked shots for the Wildcats during the game, blocking eight shots in total.

In terms of scoring, star point guard Aari McDonald had a rough game, scoring 13 points on just 4-16 shooting, but luckily one of her teammates stepped up in junior forward Cate Reese. Reese had one of her best offensive games against Oregon, finishing with 25 points on 11-14 shooting and was 3-3 from downtown. Needless to say, this was critical in Arizona getting the W.

But Reese wasn’t the only Cat providing offense for the team. Sam Thomas added 14 points on 4-7 shooting, while Trinity Baptiste added 13 points on 5-9 shooting.

As mentioned before it has been 10 years since the Wildcats walked out of Matthew Knight Arena with the W. For me personally, whether it’s football or basketball beating Oregon is one of the most enjoyable events to see.

As for Adia Barnes and the Women’s Basketball team, this is yet another impressive victory on the season, and Arizona further cements itself as not only a top team in the Pac-12, but in the NCAA as well.

At Zona Zealots, we’re all very proud to see what this team has accomplished thus far. But this is just the beginning. Bear Down Arizona!