EDIT: Ruth Hamblin's triple-double was originally reported as the second in OSU history. It is, in fact, the third and the program's first in 30 years. This article has been updated to reflect that change.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Two days after having a career game against the Beavers’ arch rival, sophomore center Ruth Hamblin one-upped herself on Monday night in Gill Coliseum. The 6-foot-6 Canadian notched OSU's first triple-double in 30 years, scoring 23 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and blocking a school-record 10 shots to lead the Oregon State women’s basketball team to an 84-70 win over Oregon in the Civil War.
The victory handed the Beavers a season sweep of the Ducks for the third consecutive year and was OSU’s seventh-straight win in the series. Oregon State is now 10-6 overall and 2-2 in Pac-12 play.
Just 48 hours after guiding her team to an 88-80 win in Eugene on Saturday with a 27-point, 16-rebound effort, Hamblin was even more of a menace in front of the home crowd tonight. OSU had previously had only two triple-doubles in the nearly 38-year history of the program. Lisa Channel was the last to accomplish the feat when she scored 16, had 10 rebounds and handed out 10 assists in an 84-62 Beaver win over California in Gill Coliseum on Feb. 11, 1984. Judy Spoelstra was the first to do it when she had 10 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists against Illinois State on Jan. 7, 1983, an 89-57 OSU win.
“It’s an honor and very humbling,” Hamblin said. “I’m just excited I was able to bring that for my team.”
Hamblin’s performance was only the 14th triple-double in the NCAA this season and the first by a Pac-12 player.
Beavs Run Civil War Win Streak To Six
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EUGENE, Ore. – Ruth Hamblin posted her second career double-double with game-highs of 27 points and 16 rebounds, freshman point guard Sydney Wiese added career-highs of 24 points and nine assists and the Oregon State women’s basketball team shot over 56 percent in the second half to win its sixth consecutive Civil War over rival Oregon on Saturday night in Eugene, 88-80.
In a back-and-forth game that featured seven ties and 15 lead changes, Deven Hunter put the Beavers (9-6, 1-2) up for good when she connected on mid-range jumper with 8:52 left. That bucket sparked a 13-3 Oregon State run that was capped with a Jamie Weisner layup in traffic.
A 3-pointer from Ali Gibson with 1:43 to go gave the Beavers their largest lead of the night, 85-74. Oregon (9-5, 0-3) would cut it to seven on a Danielle Love layup with 57 seconds left, but Wiese would make three of four free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.
The story of the night, however, was OSU’s sophomore center, who absolutely dominated the action for large stretches. Her 27 points were the most for a Beaver since Weisner scored that many in last year’s Pac-12 opener against USC. El Sara Greer was the last Oregon State player to have more than 16 rebounds, pulling down 17 against UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 5, 2009.