The Associated Press

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CORVALLIS — Oregon State is still getting used to playing with point guard Destiny Slocum, and still learning to anticipate her speed and passes.

“Each day, we’re getting more comfortable together,” guard Mikayla Pivec said.

They seemed pretty comfortable in their season opener Friday night as Slocum had 15 points in her Oregon State debut, leading the eighth-ranked Beavers to a 79-54 victory over Cal Poly.

“Being able to be out there with my team today, I couldn’t ask for anything (more),” said Slocum, who made four 3-pointers and also had eight assists.

Slocum was the national freshman of the year at Maryland two years ago. She then transferred to Oregon State and had to redshirt last season.

Pivec added 15 points, nine rebounds and three steals and Kat Tudor had 14 points with four 3s for the Beavers.

Oregon State coach Scott Rueck said his squad got better as the game progressed. “I really liked the way we moved the basketball tonight,” he added.

Devin Stanback had 26 points, with four 3-pointers, and five rebounds for the Mustangs (1-1).

Slocum and Pivec sliced through the lane and kicked out to open shooters, but more than a few wide-open attempts were off for Oregon State. Still, the Beavers shot 49 percent, including 12 for 30 on 3-pointers, while holding Cal Poly to 37 percent shooting.

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