More bad news for Oregon women's basketball

EUGENE, Ore. -- With several key players out due to injury already, the Oregon women's basketball team received more bad news on Wednesday.

Sophomore guard Lexi Petersen will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

Petersen led the Ducks in scoring in both of their exhibition games, averaging 25-points per contest.

"I'm very disappointed for her," says sophomore guard Amanda Delgado. "She was a great player for us but now the next person has to step up.

"We're just going to keep playing as a team. As coach always says, we're a team of no stars. Now everyone has to keep stepping up."

Delgado is expected to replace Petersen in the starting lineup, as the Ducks will only have eight healthy players available for their next game against Portland State on Thursday.

This is the second major knee injury for Petersen in the past three years. Her senior season at Seattle Christian High School was cut short with a left knee injury.

Petersen played in all 31 games as a freshman and averaged 4.2 points a game.

She was expected to pick up the majority of the scoring while Ariel Thomas and Deanna Weaver miss time with injuries of their own.