No. 10 Oregon State women rout Longwood 110-45
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Oregon State celebrated last season's accomplishments with the unveiling of its first Pac-12 regular-season championship banner Friday night.
Coach Scott Rueck and his team aren't satisfied.
''We haven't done anything this season,'' senior guard Jamie Weisner said.
She scored 24 points and No. 10 Oregon State routed Longwood 110-45 in the opener for both teams.
Weisner made three 3-pointers and also slashed to the basket.
Deven Hunter added 11 points and 10 rebounds, Sydney Wiese had 10 points and nine assists, and every player on the Oregon State roster scored.
''I saw a team that was hungry and fought like crazy for every possession,'' Rueck said.
Deborah Headen led the Lancers with nine points.
Longwood was outrebounded 54-18 and shot 22.6 percent, including 6 of 28 from 3-point range.
Oregon State shot 64.1 percent and had 29 assists.
''We knew they were good. We'd seen them on film. They're even more fun to watch in person, to be quite honest,'' Longwood coach Bill Reinson said.
The game was tied at 13 in the first quarter before the Beavers went on an 11-0 run, with three 3-pointers. Oregon also scored 16 straight points in the second quarter, holding the Lancers scoreless for 7 minutes. At the half, the Beavers led 50-21.
The Beavers were picked to win the league again this season by the conference's coaches and media.
Rueck said his team has the integrity and character to handle the lofty expectations.
''We have the experience of success and experience of coming up short a couple times of what we wanted. We know exactly what it takes to get there, and we have a vision of what it's going to take to go further. This group is embracing that,'' he added.
Oregon State returns four of its five starters, including Ruth Hamblin, a 6-foot-6 center who was an AP third-team All-American last year after averaging 12.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.8 blocks.
The Lancers, from the Big South Conference, return all of their starters from last season's squad, including Raven Williams, who averaged 13.3 points to lead Longwood last season.
BIG TIME: The Beavers had a considerable height advantage, as the tallest player Longwood put on the floor was 6-foot. Eight of Oregon State's players are taller.
MINUTES RESTRICTION: Reinson said he thinks his team can compete for the Big South title thanks to players returning from injury such as Daeisha Brown. The redshirt junior averaged 23 points in the Lancers first two games last season before tearing her ACL in the third. ''We're going to limit her right now. That's why she played 13 minutes. We're trying to build her up before conference starts,'' Reinson said.
Longwood: The Lancers went 4-26 last season, finishing 10th out of 11 teams in the Big South. ... This season, Longwood was picked to finish ninth in the conference. ... Longwood will play six of its first seven games on the road.
Oregon State: The Beavers went 27-5 last season, setting a school record for wins and winning their first conference championship. ... The Beavers lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Gonzaga. ...Coach Scott Rueck was the Pac-12 coach of the year last season. . The 110 points were the most for the Beavers since 1982, when Oregon State beat Portland State 117-58.
Longwood plays at James Madison on Sunday.
Oregon State plays at Portland on Monday.