The Oregon women's basketball program is on a mission and no one is going to get in their way. The Ducks latest victim came by way of a 93-61 win over Cal Friday Night in Berkeley.
The Cal Golden Bears started off in a 1-3-1 defensive zone. Oregon worked the ball around the perimeter eventually finding Sabrina Ionescu and she drilled the three-point shot. The first five field goals were from five different players and Oregon went on a 9-0 run in less than a minute.
Not a bad start and it didn’t end there.
This set the tone for the rest of the way for the No. 3 Oregon Ducks (25-2, 14-1 Pac-12) taking care of business on the road at Cal (10-16, 2-13 Pac-12) led by another triple-double from the queen, Sabrina Ionescu.
FINAL SCORE: Oregon 93, Cal 61
Here are three quick takeaways from the game:
1. HAVE MERCY ERIN BOLEY
You know the Ducks are going to score. The offensive weapons are just too good. You know you’re really in trouble when Erin Boley finds her rhythm from behind the arc.
Boley hit six three-pointers in the first half alone and finished 8-for-9 on the night.
The 6-foot-2 junior is shooting .406 from 3-PT land this season.
2. BEST QUARTER IN OREGON WBB HISTORY?
At the end of the first quarter, the Ducks were ahead but not by much, 23-19. By the end of the second quarter, the score was 46-28.
Oregon went on an 18-0 run in second quarter led by the hot hand of Erin Boley hitting 6-for-7 from three-point range in the first half. Cal’s first basket came at the 3:19 mark. Oregon outscored Cal 24-9 in the quarter.
3. ANOTHER TRIPLE-DOUBLE FOR THE QUEEN
Sabrina Ionescu was on triple-double watch at halftime.
She recorded her 25th career triple-double finishing with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.
Ionescu is nine rebounds shy of becoming the first player in NCAA history to record 2,000+ points, 1,000+ rebounds and 1,000+ assists in her collegiate career.
With her eight point on the night, Ruthy Hebard moved into second on Oregon's all-time scoring list. Hebard finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds vs. Cal.
UP NEXT: A top-5 matchup between No. 3 Oregon at No. 4 Stanford on Monday night in Palo Alto, Calif.
"We don't really like sharing so that game's going to mean a lot more than just a Pac-12 title."— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) February 22, 2020
-- Sabrina Ionescu postgame when asked about Oregon's matchup with Stanford on Monday#GoDucks