WAILUKU, Hawaii — For the second straight night, the Oregon State women’s basketball team put on a shooting extravaganza for those in attendance.
And for the second straight game in the Maui Jim Maui Classic, the No. 21 Beavers rolled to a blowout victory.
On Saturday, Oregon State torched the nets in the first half and denied Utah State on the defensive end for a 31-poiont halftime edge.
The Beavers went on to top the Aggies, 94-55, to win both games at the tournament.
On Friday, Oregon State crushed Nevada 89-49.
The Beavers (5-2) are now idle until hosting San Jose State on Dec. 10.
“I thought we played with great intensity from the beginning,” coach Scott Rueck said in his postgame radio interview.
Utah State, coming off a 12-point loss to Montana State on Friday, scored seven points in the first two minutes against the Beavers for a 7-4 lead.
The Aggies scored just 11 more over the last 18 minutes and trailed 49-18 at the break.
“I thought we really settled in to it with a nice defensive rhythm and offensively ran the floor well, shared the ball, executed well,” Rueck said. “There’s lots of great things to take away from tonight.”
Mikayla Pivec led four players in double figures with a game-high 20 for the Beavers. Marie Gulich added 17 points and nine rebounds, and Aleah Goodman chipped in a career-high 16 while Maddie Washington also had a career high with 10.
Pivec and Gulich were named to the all-tournament team.
The Beavers were 11 for 16 from the field in the first quarter with Kat Tudor and Gulich both scoring seven as OSU lead 25-14.
Two Goodman 3s and buckets by Pivec and Washington accounted for a 10-0 run to start the second quarter and a 35-14 edge.
Utah State scored four of the next six points but didn’t score again over the final 6½ minutes as the Beavers forced the Aggies into a 6-for-30 performance, including just 1 for 12 from 3 in the first half.
Meanwhile, the Beavers were 22 for 33 from the floor and 4 for 8 form 3 in the opening half.
Goodman had 11 and Gulich and Tudor nine each in the half.
Utah State started fast again in the third with a 6-2 edge before the Beavers quickly regained the momentum with a 19-8 run the rest of the period for a 70-32 lead after three.
The Beavers finished 42 for 70 (60 percent) from the floor while Utah State was 21 for 67 (31.3 percent), including 4 for 27 from 3 (14.8 percent).