VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Destiny Slocum and Mikayla Pivec scored 18 points apiece, Katie McWilliams added 17 and No. 9 Oregon State beat Western Kentucky 74-60 on Thursday night in the opening game of the Vancouver Showcase for both teams.
Oregon State will play No. 13 South Carolina in the semifinals Friday.
After being tested early in this one, the Beavers (5-0) took control and refused to relinquish it.
The lead changed hands several times in the first quarter, which ended in a 19-all tie. Oregon State shot 8 of 15 from the field in the opening 10 minutes, while the Lady Toppers went 8 for 17.
But the Beavers outscored Western Kentucky 22-12 in the second quarter and led 41-31 at halftime. Slocum, the team’s point guard, was a strong presence, controlling the pace and scoring eight of her 12 first-half points in the second period.