Sedona Prince is back in the nick of time.
The 6’7” redshirt-sophomore forward made her highly anticipated return to the court in the second quarter with the No. 10 Oregon Ducks in action at the No. 11 Arizona Wildcats on Thursday afternoon on national television.
Prince returns to the court after dealing with a lingering ankle injury since the first week of Pac-12 conference play. She played limited minutes the following three games at Oregon State, at Washington and at Washington State, but hasn’t seen the court since Dec. 21.
But now all signs point to a green light.
Prince saw seven minutes of game action against the Wildcats in the second quarter and pulled down two rebounds and dished out one assist.
Prince would start the second half for the Ducks against Arizona.
How does this impact Oregon’s game moving forward? Greatly.
It was the combination of Prince and redshirt-sophomore forward Nyara Sabally that had been dominant on the defensive end of the court. For example, holding Oregon State forward Taylor Jones to just 14 points in Oregon’s 79-59 victory at Oregon State back in December.
Sabally is averaging 12.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in her debut season as well.
Now the Ducks are full strength heading into the second half of their season with the Washington schools up next.