CORVALLIS, Ore. — Marie Gulich and Mikayla Pivec each had double-doubles, and No. 19 Oregon State pulled away to defeat North Dakota 65-55 on Friday.
Gulich had a pair of jumpers in a 6-0 run that gave the Beavers a 56-49 lead with 6:18 to play and Taya Corosdale followed a Katie McWilliams jumper to make it 63-43 with 3:06 to go.
Gulich finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high seven blocks, giving her 105 for her career. Pivec had 15 points, a career-high 15 rebounds, seven assists, also a career best, and three steals. McWilliams scored 13 for the Beavers, who won their opener for the 20th straight season.
Milissa Dailey had 15 points to lead the Fighting Hawks, who stayed in the game by hitting seven 3-pointers and going 12 of 14 from the free-throw line while the Beavers were just 4 of 10. UND also had a 42-29 rebounding advantage.