No. 12 Oklahoma women beat Marist 68-55
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Monday, December 03, 2012
12/03/12 at 5:16 AM
NORMAN - Aaryn Ellenberg scored 18 points and Whitney Hand grabbed 13 rebounds to lead No. 12 Oklahoma over Marist 68-55 Sunday, extending the Sooners' winning streak to six games.
Ellenberg had three steals. Hand also had 12 points for her first double-double of the season and five assists. Morgan Hook scored 16 points.
Oklahoma led at halftime 34-30 and took off in the second half, outscoring Marist 34-25. The Sooners (7-1) finished the game on a 17-5 run.
"All wins are good," OU head coach Sherri Coale said. "It wasn't quite as pretty as we would have liked for it to be, but give them credit, Marist plays really hard. They're very well-coached and they're hard to guard and we didn't shoot it very well. So a double-digit win, shooting it as poorly as we did, we'll take that and run with it."
Ellenberg and Hook didn't use their customary barrage of 3-pointers, but a defensive-minded attack and a series of pull-up jumpers.
Marist's Emma O'Connor, who led the team with 18 points, converted a layup with eight minutes left to get the Red Foxes within 1, but OU went on a run to pull away.
Elizabeth Beynnon added 13 points for the Red Foxes. Leanne Ockenden had 10 points and led Marist (4-4) in rebounds with six.
OU next plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, hosting North Texas.
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