The state of Hawaii is paradise off the court but on the court, it was an utter dystopia for the NAU women's basketball team as they could not solve the inside game of Oregon State University in a 91-57 blowout in the Maui Classic.
The theme of the game was rebounding and Oregon State executed it perfectly, outrebounding the Lumberjacks 54-20 overall while grabbing 17 offensive rebounds. Beavers forward Taylor Jones dominated the game with 25 points and 13 rebounds in only 22 minuted played.
Not only was NAU outscored and outrebounded, but they also missed shots. Overall, NAU only made 39.1% of their shots while Oregon State shot 52.8%. NAU also missed eight of the 12 three-pointers they attempted the game. Redshirt junior Jacey Bailey was the only Lumberjack to score double-digit points as she finished the game with 10 points but missed all four of her three-point attempts.
Other point contributors for the Lumberjacks included senior Peyton Carroll with nine points, graduate student Molly Rohrer and junior Khiarica Rasheed with eight points and redshirt sophomore Nina Radford with seven points.
The Oregon State Beavers, who are the current No. 4 ranked team in the nation, improved to 10-0 on the season, while the Lumberjacks fell to 2-6 overall.
NAU will wrap up the Maui Classic and non-conference play with a showdown against San Jose State University tonight at 8:30 P.M.