Athlete of the Week: Ali Gibson
Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 16:01
Though her team didn’t emerge with a win, sophomore guard Ali Gibson played well enough on the Oregon State women’s basketball team’s recent trip north to earn herself the title of Daily Barometer Athlete of the Week.
In a 81-77 overtime loss to the University of Washington last Thursday, Gibson filled the stat sheet with 15 points, five assists, three rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
OSU trailed by 16 midway through the first half against the Huskies, but Gibson was instrumental in helping the Beavers mount a comeback.
She hit three 3-pointers in the first half, and was a big reason why OSU only trailed by seven going into the locker room. OSU rallied to take a lead in the second half before eventually falling.
In a 76-73 overtime loss to Washington State University on Sunday, it was more of the same for Gibson, who led the Beavers in scoring, with 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting.
For the weekend, Gibson finished with team-highs in minutes played (78), points scored (33), field goals made (12) and steals (4). She shot 52 percent from the field, and 45.5 percent from 3-point land, and added six assists and five rebounds.
On the season, the Woodbridge, Calif. native is second on the Beavers in scoring (9.1) and minutes played (30.7 per game) and first in assists (46) and steals (42).
Gibson and the Beavers return to Gill Coliseum to face Cal at 7 p.m. on Friday. They’ll then host Stanford at 2 p.m. on Sunday.