The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 2, 2013

Sooner women outlast West Virginia


Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. —  Aaryn Ellenberg scored 19 points, leading five Oklahoma players in double figures, and the 17th-ranked Sooners spoiled West Virginia’s Big 12 debut with a 71-68 victory Wednesday night.

Sharane Campbell had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Joanna McFarland had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma (11-2). Nicole Griffin added 11 points and Morgan Hook scored 10 for the Sooners in their season conference opener. Campbell’s free throw with 5 seconds left made it 71-67 Sooners.

Taylor Palmer made eight 3-pointers and led the Mountaineers (8-4) with 30 points.

OU only made two 3-pointers but the Sooners made 31 of 39 free throws while WVU was 9 for 13 from the foul line.

No. 17 OKLAHOMA 71, WEST VIRGINIA 68

WEST VIRGINIA (8-4) — Fields 2-5 0-0 4, Dunning 1-8 0-0 2, Caldwell 4-10 1-2 9,  Palmer 10-18 2-2 30, Stepney 2-7 0-0 4, Bethel 2-8 3-3 7,  Hampton 1-1 1-3 4, Faulk 0-0 0-0 0, Harlee 2-7 2-3 6, Holmes 1-4 0-0 2,  Leary 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-69 9-13 68.

OKLAHOMA (11-2) — McFarland 5-5 3-4 13, Griffin 2-7 7-8 11, Ellenberg 5-12 9-10 19,  Hook 3-11 3-3 10, Campbell 4-7 8-12 17, Kornet 0-0 1-2 1,  Durrett 0-0 0-0 0, Hartman 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-44 31-39 71.

Halftime—West Virginia 39-36. 3-Point Goals—West Virginia 9-22  (Palmer 8-12, Hampton 1-1, Dunning 0-1, Harlee 0-1, Bethel 0-1, Stepney  0-2, Caldwell 0-2, Holmes 0-2), Oklahoma 2-8 (Hook 1-2, Campbell 1-3,  Ellenberg 0-3). Fouled Out—Caldwell, Dunning, Palmer. Rebounds—West  Virginia 31 (Harlee 6), Oklahoma 44 (McFarland 13). Assists—West  Virginia 12 (Stepney 5), Oklahoma 8 (Hook 4). Total Fouls—West Virginia  32, Oklahoma 15. A—5,336.