by Steve Mims
OREGON WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Oregon Women’s Basketball 2023 Endyia Rogers, Photo by GoDucks.com.
The Oregon women’s basketball teams split two games in Arizona last week.
Endyia Rogers scored 19 points to pace the Ducks to a 82-62 win at Arizona State on Friday. Freshman Grace VanSlooten addd 16 points and six rebounds while Taya Hanson scored 13 against her former team.
Center Phillipina Kyei had 10 points and 18 rebounds to go with four assists for Oregon.
The Ducks were ranked No. 18 in the nation heading into Sunday’s matchup at No. 15 Arizona. Oregon led much of the way before Arizona pulled away late for a 79-71 win.
VanSlooten battled injuries to lead Oregon with 18 points while Rogers and Te-Hina Paopao each scored 17.
Freshman Chance Gray scored 10 points while Kyei added six points and 10 rebounds.
Oregon is 12-4 and sixth in the Pac-12 at 3-2 as it prepares to return home and face Washington on Friday and Washington State on Sunday.
Steve Mims has spent 25 years as a sportswriter, including 21 years at The Register-Guard. He covered University of Oregon athletics from 2013-2020. He works in Eugene as a registered representative and insurance agent at PBC Insurance. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.