No Nyara Sabally (ankle). No Erin Boley (back). And no Kylee Watson (concussion protocol).
The No. 13 Oregon women’s basketball team was short-handed against the Washington Huskies on Sunday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon.
Despite being down two starters, head coach Kelly Graves continued to go deep into his bench as he has all season long. Senior Lydia Giomi recorded her second double-double of the season and freshman Angela Dugalic notched her first career start.
The Ducks completed the weekend sweep hosting the Washington schools with a 69-52 win over the visiting Huskies.
FINAL SCORE: Washington 52, Oregon 69.
This bench is deep and talented.
With Sabally, Boley and Watson all unavailable today, it was Lydia Giomi, Sedona Prince and Angela Dugalic who stepped up big. Giomi, the 6’6” forward, recorded her second career double-double finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The senior is the heart and hustle of this team.
6’7” forward Sedona Prince has started to find her groove again coming off an injury that kept her out for an extended period of time. She finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and five blocks.
Freshman Angela Dugalic earned her first career start and finished with 12 points and eight rebounds (most of them coming on the offensive end).
The turnover issue continues for Oregon this season. After committing 13 turnovers against Washington State on Thursday, Oregon committed 18 against the Huskies on Sunday.
Lydia Giomi running the court is a dangerous site to see for opposing teams.
While Oregon won the rebound battle 42-35, the Ducks gave up 15 offensive rebounds to the Huskies. Luckily, it only led to nine second chance points.
Postgame quotes from head coach Kelly Graves will be updated when made available.
The Next Game
No. 13 Oregon (11-3, 9-3 Pac-12) will hit the road to the mountain schools and will start at the Utah Utes (4-9, 3-9 Pac-12) on Friday, January 29. Tip-off at 2 p.m. (PT) in Salt Lake City, Utah.