No. 21 Oklahoma women fall to West Virginia
BY AP Wire Service
Monday, February 04, 2013
2/04/13 at 5:58 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Christal Caldwell scored 24 points and freshman Bria Holmes came off the bench to score 17 to lead West Virginia past No. 21 Oklahoma 82-63 on Sunday.
Holmes picked up the scoring load for Taylor Palmer, who got into early foul trouble after scoring 30 points for the Mountaineers (13-8, 5-5 Big 12) in their 71-68 loss to the Sooners on Jan. 2.
Joanna McFarland had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Sooners. Morgan Hook also scored 14, and Nicole Griffin and Aaryn Ellenberg scored 12 each.
Oklahoma took an 11-point lead with 8:54 to play before McFarland collected her second personal foul and went to the bench. West Virginia finished the half on a 23-9 run for a 34-27 lead as Oklahoma missed eight consecutive field goals during the span before Hook hit a layup with 1:41 remaining.
West Virginia held Oklahoma (16-5, 6-3) to 22.7 percent (5-of-22) from 3-point range. The Sooners ranked third in the country at 39.5 percent per game.
Oklahoma was within seven points with 11:08 left in the game. But a fourth foul on McFarland sent her to the bench once more, and the Sooners could not recover.
Original Print Headline: West Virginia gets past OU women