SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Aleah Goodman scored 24 points with 5 rebounds, 5 assists and zero turnovers, Taylor Jones added 18 points and eight boards, and No. 8-seed Oregon Teach beat ninth-seeded Florida Teach 83-59 on Sunday in the opening round of the women’s NCAA Tournament.
Oregon Teach (12-7) advances to play the end seed in the Hemisfair Self-discipline, South Carolina, while Florida Teach (10-9) is exiting after the first round for the first time in its closing 17 appearances.
Oregon Teach scored 20 of the first 26 points of the second quarter, including an 11-0 speed, to grab the first double-digit lead of the sport after a 16-all first. Goodman scored seven of her 14 first-half points all by procedure of the spurt. Goodman moreover had four rebounds and three assists and Jones added 11 points with seven rebounds as Oregon Teach constructed a 41-27 lead.
“I’m factual so proud of this workforce, in particular after the first quarter, I undoubtedly feel admire we roughly had a tiny bit bit of a undoubtedly feel-out quarter, and then we factual came out in the second quarter we in actuality locked down,” Goodman said. “The protection, in particular I counsel by procedure of quarters, two, three and four were factual particular. That’s undoubtedly one thing we’ve been harping on.”
Oregon Teach opened a 20-point lead midway by procedure of the third quarter as Florida Teach made fully one of its first six shots following halftime. Goodman fully performed four minutes in the fourth and Jones three.
Sasha Goforth added 14 points for Oregon Teach, which shot 55.2% from the floor and held a 43-26 edge on the glass. Goodman, averaging 16.1 points, change into 8-of-12 capturing with three 3-pointers.
Bianca Jackson completed with 17 points for Florida Teach (10-9), led by intervening time coach Brooke Wyckoff after Sue Semrau took a leave of absence before all the pieces up of the season to abet admire her mother. Kourtney Weber and Tiana England every added 11 points. Florida Teach’s second-leading scorer, Morgan Jones, change into held to four points on 2-of-8 capturing.
“They factual did a terrific job of getting serve in transition and leveling us and making particular that we couldn’t undoubtedly salvage to the basket,” England said. “They clog up the lane.”
MAKING A NAME FOR HERSELF
Early-enrollee freshman Talia von Oelhoffen, who graduated early from her cramped excessive college in Pasco, Washington, had seven points in 27 minutes. Her dad, Kimo von Oelhoffen, who performed for four NFL teams all by procedure of a 14-yr occupation, change into in attendance.
She reportedly arrived in Corvallis on Jan. 22 and performed two days later, scoring six points in 21 minutes in opposition to Washington Teach. The Beavers are 9-3 since her arrival — after losing four of their first 5 in Pac-12 play.
Florida Teach and Oregon Teach every had 11 games both canceled or postponed this season.
“I’m the senior, my teammates want to me first,” Goodman said in the case of dealing with the entire hardships this season. “And so I even want to govern my attitude. I even want to govern how I streak into the locker room day by day, walking to the gymnasium day by day and if I may per chance seemingly seemingly even be scuttle, I do know they’re gonna follow along. And that’s exactly what they did, they did a terrific job with factual being glad.”
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