A Page -- Dec. 18, 2011

  
Hoover product Jess Carpenter


Baldwin-Wallace Women’s Basketball Team 

Defeats Muskingum, 66-55, To Even OAC 

Record

BEREA, OHIO  – Junior All-Ohio Athletic Conference forward Jessica Carpenter (North Canton/Hoover) scored a team-high 17 points as the Baldwin-Wallace College women’s basketball team defeated Muskingum University, 66-55, today (Saturday, December 17, 2011) in an OAC game in the Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center

With the win,  the Yellow Jackets improve to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in the OAC.  The Muskies fall to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the OAC.

Muskingum was led by senior forward Amanda Dobbins with a game-high 20 points and a game-high eight rebounds.  Senior forward Hannah Nelson added 18 points.
The Yellow Jackets opened up the scoring when junior forward Nancy Coulter (Washington Court House /Miami Trace) made a lay-up attempt at 18:22. That sparked an early 7-3 lead for the Jackets capped off when split a pair of free throws at the 15:59 mark.
The Muskies fought back to tie the game, 9-9, scoring the equalizer at the 14:06 mark on a jumper from senior forward Amanda Dobbins.
B-W used a 7-3 run to regain the lead, 20-12, when Carpenter hit from behind the three-point line at 8:57.  Muskingum would cut the deficit to four points, 25-21 on a jumper from Nichols with 3:39. The Jackets would outscore the Muskies 7-5 the remainder of the half to lead 32-26 lead at intermission.
In the second half, B-W would strike first on a three-pointer from Carpenter at 18:51 to extend the Jackets lead to 35-26. The Muskies would not let down, cutting the lead down to four points, 43-39, at 11:53.
B-W would outscore Muskingum the rest of the way 23-16 and extended its lead to as many as 11 points on three occasions with the last coming on the second of two free throws by Rossman with 40 seconds remaining. The Muskies could only come as close as five points on a pair of free throws by Dobbins at 2:36.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Tuesday, December 20 when they will travel to Westerville to take on the Cardinals of Otterbein University in the Rike Center at 7:30 p.m.   The next home game is on Wednesday, January 4 when the team will host Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University at 7:30 p.m.

Stow's Cianchetti's double dozen leads Lake 


Erie to win at Northwood


PAINESVILLE, OHIO --     In her first career start, senior Cate Cianchetti (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls/Akron) tied her career high with 24 points, including a pair of free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal an 81-78 road win for the Lake Erie College women's basketball team at Northwood University on Saturday evening (Dec. 17) at the E.W. Bennett Sports Center in Midland, Mich.

  
Cianchetti (L), T. Rogers (R)

Junior Taylor Rogers (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland/Baldwin-Wallace) scored the go-ahead basket with 46 seconds to go and then Cianchetti hit a pair of free throws with 18 seconds left to push the lead to three for the Storm (8-1, 3-1 GLIAC).


The game resembled the three-point shooting contest at the NBA All-Star weekend at times.  The first five baskets of the game came from beyond the arc and the two teams combined to make 23 long-range shots in 46 attempts.


Lake Erie hit a season-high 13 three-pointers on the day.  The deep shots allowed the Storm to comeback from a double-digit first half deficit and then to hold on after losing a 13-point edge of their own in the second half. 

An 11-0 run midway through the period gave the Storm a 65-52 lead with 12:11 left before host Northwood (6-4, 2-3 GLIAC) battled back to tie the game at 71 with 5:23 to play.


The lead changed hands six times the rest of the way before Rogers' jumper put LEC up 79-78. Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) blocked Rachel Church's lay-up attempt out of bounds and then Cianchetti stole the ball following the inbounds pass and was fouled. She converted the pair to make it 81-78. 


Church missed a three-pointer with 10 seconds to go and the Timberwolves were unable to get a shot off on their final possession, allowing the Storm to escape with its second road win of the year.


Northwood opened a 12-point lead early in the first half, starting the game on a 21-9 run before the Storm heated up.  Senior Liz Stephens (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton)  hit two three-pointers while classmateBritt Busson (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) and Cianchetti each hit three in the first twenty minutes.


The Storm still trailed by seven with three minutes to go before halftime but outscored the hosts 10-0 the rest of the way, taking a 43-40 lead into the break after sophomore Chrissy Delaney's (Delaware, Ohio/Lewis Center Olentangy) three at the buzzer.


"We were down big and they couldn't miss," said head coach Bob Booher. "But our kids showed great character and battled back and fought through a lot tonight.  We had a lot of things go against us throughout the game, but we kept battling and kept coming back."


With the Storm doing their damage from the outside, Northwood turned to the inside. Savannah Steadman scored 13 points down low and grabbed seven rebounds in the second half to help the home team get back into the game.


Cianchetti, who returned to the court this year after a three-year absence from the game, was starting in place of fifth-year senior Brittany Zele (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) who suffered a broken nose and a concussion at Ashland University last week. She led all players with her 24 points and career-high seven assists.


Busson finished with 12 points, all coming on three pointers, and Rogers finished with 10 points.  The trio made up for the fact that the Storm's top three scorers coming into the game were held to a combined 24 points.


"It was really key for us to get some other players to step up when our regular scorers had an off night," said Booher.  "Cate played a fantastic game and we really got some great play off our bench tonight."

As a team, the Storm shot 29-of-62 (46.8%) overall, but most impressively were successful on 52% of their three-pointers. Lake Erie also committed just nine turnovers.


The Timberwolves were led by Steadman, who had a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Church who hit five three's en route to 20 points. Northwood outrebounds the Storm 41-24 and hit 10-of-21 three's, but turned the ball over 20 times.


Lake Erie is off through Christmas and returns to the court on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Division I Cleveland State. That game tips off at 7 p.m. from the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland.




Green product Amanda Rose leads Mount


Union to win over 25th-ranked Wilmington


WILMINGTON, Ohio -- No. 20 Mount Union handed No. 25 Wilmington its first home loss of the season, 76-55  in a battle of nationally ranked teams in an Ohio Athletic Conference women's matchup Saturday in Wilmington.

Rose


Mount Union (8-1, 3-1 OAC) got a game-high 17 points and six rebounds from senior forward Amanda Rose(Green/Green), junior point guard Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) had 15 points and six steals while senior guard Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) finished with 13 points.


Brianna Peters had 16 points and Shelby Kies had 10 points to lead Wilmington (6-2, 3-2 OAC).


The Quakers held a 6-4 lead before a 12-2 run capped by a LaMattina three-pointer gave the Raiders an 16-8 with 11:43 left in the half.  Wilmington would answer with a 9-2 run of its own to get back to within a point, 18-17, before the Raiders doubled up the Quakers the rest of the half outscoring them 23-11 to lead 41-28 at the break.


Mount Union never looked back extending the margin to as many as 26 points before finishing with the 76-55 win.

The Raiders have little time to rest as they fly to Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday then play games Monday against Bates (Me.) and Tuesday versus Drew (N.J.).


Payne Has Major Double-Double as Baldwin-


Wallace Wins at Muskingum, 68-63

NEW CONCORD, OHIO  –  Sophomore All-Ohio Athletic Conference forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Baldwin-Wallace College men’s basketball team beat host Muskingum University, 68-63, today (Saturday, December 17, 2011) in an OAC game on Performance Court in the Muskingum Recreation Center. The victory was B-W’s fifth in its last six games.

With its win, the Yellow Jackets improved to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the OAC while Muskingum fell to 2-7 overall and 0-4 in the league.

   
Brunswick's Farrell (L), Payne (R)


In addition to Payne for the B-W, sophomore forward Tyler Farrell (Brunswick) scored 11 points and grabbed nine caroms.  The Fighting Muskies were led by senior forward Josh Brindley with 22 points. In addition, senior forward Kyle Clinedinst had 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds and freshman guard Logan Kimble also had 12 points.

The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 2-0x lead at the 19:40 mark when Farrell made a layup, but the Fighting Muskies came right back to take a 3-2 lead at 18:19 when senior guard Carson Thomas made a three-pointer. That was the first of six lead changes before Muskingum tied the game at 13-13 at 11:39 when sophomore guard Clay Owings made a jump shot.
After Muskingum grabbed a 15-13 lead, B-W sophomore guard Grant Fairhurst (Ashland/ Senior) nailed his second three-pointer at 8:57 for a 16-15 advantage. At 7:53, Farrell made it a three-point lead at 18-15 with two foul shots
Muskingum then went on a 6-0 run to take a 21-18 lead at 6:14 when freshman guard Logan Kimble drove to the hoop and scored.  B-W came right back with a 6-0 run of its own and took a 24-21 lead at 4:07 when Payne made two foul shots.
Despite missing five-of-six free throws in the final 2:44, the Muskies still outscored B-W 6-4 the remainder of the period and trailed 28-27 at halftime. A jumper with eight seconds left by Clinedinst pulled Muskingum to within one of the Jackets.

In the second half, after Payne gave B-W a three-point lead at 30-27 at 19:46, the teams traded hoops on six straight possessions before Payne gave the Yellow Jackets their biggest lead at 37-33 when he made one of two foul shots.
Undaunted, Muskingum went on a 7-2 run to regain the lead at 40-39 at 14:36 when Kimble made a layup. The teams again on three straight possessions before senior forward Josh Brindley made a three-pointer at 12:54 to extend the lead to 45-43.  But B-W got a trey from junior forward Chris Ameen (Broadview Hts./ Walsh Jesuit) at 11:40 to give it a 46-45 lead.
After a B-W’s Payne layup at 10:32 extended the lead to three at 48-45, Brindley answered with a jumper at 10:12 to make it 48-47. A three-pointer by freshman guard Jaron Crowe (Mentor) at 9:32 gave B-W another four-point lead at 51-47, and that led to an exchange of five straight alternating hoops. The Jackets led 55-53 with 6:48 left when Brindley scored for the Fighting Muskies.
A layup by junior guard Ben Umbel (Poland/ Seminary) at 6:12 pushed the lead back to four points, and following a Muskie miss, Payne scored on a layup off a fast break, was fouled and made the free throw for the biggest lead of the contest at 60-53 with 5:55 to go.
Clinedist ended the run with two foul shots at 5:40 to make it 60-55 but sophomore guard Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/ Parma Heights Holy Name) restored the advantage to seven at 62-55 at 5:12.
Again the Muskies cut it to five on a Clinedinst putback at 4:40, Crowe made it seven again at 3:49 with a jumper to make the score 64-57. Then the Muskies decided to make it close.
Muskingum outscored B-W  6-1 to close to two points at 65-63 when Clinedinst made two foul shots.
Again B-W responded when Payne grabbed a rebound and scored with 31.7 seconds left for a 67-63 advantage. Following a charging foul on Clinedinst, his fifth foul, and a pair of turnovers, Crowe ended matters by making a foul shot with 6.3 seconds left.

B-W is back in action on Tuesday, December 20 when it travels to Lexington, Kentucky to participate in the annual two-day Don Lane Tournament at Transylvania (Ky.) University. The Yellow Jackets open play on Tuesday, Dec. 20 against 17th-ranked and 8-0, unbeaten Wabash (Ind.) College at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the consolation game will be played at 5:00 p.m. and the championship game at 7:00 p.m.  Host Transylvania plays Hendrix (Arks.) College on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Media and fans are reminded that the B-W will televise two men’s and women’s basketball doubleheaders onregional cable TV giant SportsTime Ohio. The games are the January 28 doubleheader versus Wilmington and the February 18 twinbill versus Ohio Northern University. B-W has broadcast more of its athletics events on regional cable TV than any other Division III school.

South Euclid's Tait's buzzer jumper lifts Storm 


to thunderous win


PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Sophomore guard Nate Tait (South Euclid, Ohio/Brush/Alderson-Broaddus) hit a jumper with one second left to lift the Lake Erie College men's basketball team a thrilling 62-60 win over hostNorthwood University on Saturday night (Dec. 17) at the E.W. Bennett Sports Center in Midland, Mich.


Tait's bucket, which allowed the Storm (4-4, 1-3 GLIAC) to snap a three-game losing streak and break into the win column in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play, came after Willie Mustin missed a pair of free throws with eight seconds left that would have given Northwood (5-5, 2-3 GLIAC) the lead. SeniorBrandon Smith (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford/Cuyahoga C.C.) corralled the second miss and pushed the ball ahead to Tait for the game-winner.

  
Tait (L), Smith (R)


For a while, though, it looked as if this game would be identical to last year's meeting when the Storm let a second half lead slip away in a close home loss to the Timberwolves.   Lake Erie led by nine at halftime and by seven early in the second half. Northwood battled back and took a four-point lead with 4:42 to play.


From there, the Storm went on a 7-0 run to retake a three-point lead, only to see the home team go back on top with under a minute to play. Robertas Grabauskas hit two free throws to give Northwood a 60-58 advantage, but sophomore Riley Thomas (Cardington, Ohio/Cardington Lincoln) hit two free throws of his own with 40 seconds left to knot things up at 60.


After Rich Austin (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius) blocked a Bobby Lewis shot, Mustin drew a foul on Smith with eight seconds to go.  He was unable to convert on either and Tait came up with the big play for LEC.

Austin led all players with 22 points, his second 20-point game of the season.  He was the only Storm player in double figures. 


Thomas finished with nine points. Lake Erie was 23-of-51 (45.1 percent) from the floor, including six three-pointers.

Grabauskas scored 16 points to lead Northwood, while Lewis chipped in with 15. The Timberwolves shot over 47% from the field, but were just two-of-15 from three-point range and only six-of-13 from the foul line.


Lake Erie also forced 19 turnovers, the fifth time this year the LED defense has forced 15 or more turnovers.

The Storm is idle until after Christmas. Lake Erie returns to the court right before New Year's when they travel to Winter Park, Fla., for the Winter Park Rotary Tangerine Tournament at Rollins College Dec. 29-30.


TONIGHT IN MAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – DECEMBER 18, 2011

 

SE Missouri State vs. Central Michigan, 12:00 PM 

The Central Michigan women's basketball team has won four out of the last five games, including two contests in overtime. Their most recent success came on Sunday when they knocked off No. 12/14 Purdue, 75-62, at home, then traveled down to Oxford, Miss., and used an extra five minutes of game time to defeat Ole Miss, 78-75.Three freshmen are leading CMU's offense- Crystal Bradford, Jas'Mine Bracey and Jessica Green. Bradford has posted three double-doubles against PITT, South Florida, and Ole Miss. She is currently averaging 15 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest. She has also scored in double figures in every game this season. Bradford is the fifth best freshman scorer in the country. She ranks fourth among freshmen in her field goal percentage (45.5) and is eighth in blocked shots per game (2.0) Bracey, who is second on the team in scoring, is averaging 12.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. She has scored 20 or more points twice this season. Currently she is tied with Bradford as the eighth best blocker among freshmen and is the ninth best freshman in the country in rebounds per game. Green is third on the team in scoring averaging 11.1 points and 2.3 assists a game. The first opponent the Chippewas will face is the Southeast Missouri State, who enter the tournament, 2-8, after falling to Western Michigan, 67-34, on Saturday. Ballie Roberts is leading the team with 8.9 points and 5.8 rebounds a contest. While Southeast is only scoring 46.8 points a game it is holding its opponents down to 60.4.

 

Long Beach State vs. Western Michigan, 12:00 PM

Western Michigan (2-6) travels to California for the second time in the last four years and will be one of four teams to participate in the second annual Beach Classic Presented by Residence Inn/Courtyard Marriott, Dec. 18-19. The Broncos average 61.4 ppg and allow 68.2 ppg against. WMU is shooting 36.7 percent from the field. Redshirt senior Maria Iaquaniello is the team's leading scorer and rebounder (among active players), averaging 8.9 ppg and 5.0 rpg. Corie Buchanan is chipping in 8.8 ppg while Aurielle Anderson is producing 6.8 ppg. Sophomore guard Corie Buchanan has led the Broncos in scoring the last three games producing point totals of 18, 16 and 13 (15.7 ppg). She has done more than just score, also averaging 6.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.3 assists LBSU defeated Dartmouth, 66-52, Friday. LBSU averages 59.5 ppg and allows 67.6 ppg. Tipesa Moorer is the top threat, averaging 11.6 ppg and 4.9 rpg. 

 

Valparaiso at Ball St., 1:00 PM

The Ball State women's basketball team is coming off of a 59-55 victory over Austin Peay last Sunday.  Freshman guard Brittany Carter led the Cardinals with 17 points with a 4-of-6 shooting effort from behind the three point arc. Senior forward and co-captain Suzanne Grossnickle recorded her first double-double of the season with a 14-point, 11-rebound performance. Valparaiso is the first opponent the Cardinals will face this week.  Ball State enters Sunday's contest with an overall record of 5-5. The Crusaders enter Sunday's contest with an overall record of 2-7, the last game Valparaiso won was a 64-43 decision December 6th versus IPFW.  The only other win for the Crusaders was against Indiana-Northwest November 30th.  The Valparaiso women's basketball team is led by Tabitha Gerardot who is averaging 11.4 points per game while teammate Mallory x-Ladd also averages double figures with 10.5 ppg.  Ashley Varner leads the Crusaders defensively with 9.1 rebounds per contest.  Valparaiso is part of the Horizon League Conference and marks the fourth opponent from the Horizon League the Cardinals will have faced this season.  Ball State has played Wright State, Detroit Mercy and Butler so far this season.

 

Bowling Green at Creighton, 1:00 PM

The Bowling Green State University women's basketball team, after taking a break from competition for fall semester exams, faces another difficult test this weekend. The Falcons are looking to extend a seven-game winning streak. edshirt sophomore forward Alexis Rogers was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week on Monday (Dec. 12), earning that honor for the first time in her collegiate career. Rogers averaged 14.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game as the Falcons went a perfect 3-0 in last week's games. She led the team in both scoring and rebounding on the week, as BGSU won by an average of over 25 points per game.  BGSU led from wire to wire vs. Jacksonville, opening up a 38-21 lead at the half and continuing to pull away in the early moments of the second period. The Falcons shot 57.7 percent from the field after halftime en route to a 52.7% field-goal rate for the game. At the other end of the court, the Falcons held JU to just a 21-for-72 (29.2%) performance from the field. Creighton is shooting a combined 10-of-48 (.208) in the first half of its last two games, while is has combined to shoot 27-of-52 (.519) from the field in the second half of those two losses.  On the season, the Jays are shooting 43.6 percent from the field in the second half and 35.6 percent in the first half. 

 

Canisius at Kent St., 2:00 PM 

The Kent State women's basketball team opens a two-game holiday homestand Sunday (Dec. 18) by hosting Canisius. The opening tip is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the M.A.C. Center. The Golden Flashes (1-6) take aim at their second home victory in three tries this season. Kent State won its 2011-12 M.A.C. Center lid lifter, 65-64, over Morehead State on Nov. 18 courtesy of junior forward Diamon Beckford (Upper Darby, Pa.) knocking down a three pointer with five seconds remaining. The Golden Flashes are currently 10th in the country in free-throw percentage, converting at an 78.8% rate from the charity stripe to rank first in the Mid-American Conference. Junior center Leslie Schaefer (Verona, Wis.) ranks third in the conference in freebie shots with an 87.5% success rate.Canisius is looking to put a halt to a two-game losing streak that most recently included an 84-41 setback at No. 13/15 Ohio State on Dec. 10. Sophomore forward Jamie Ruttle leads the Golden Griffins with 10.3 points per game. Head coach Terry Zeh is in his eighth season at the helm of the Golden Griffins. Like Kent State, Canisius features zero seniors on its roster this season.

 

Toledo at UW-Milwaukee, 2:00 PM 

The Rockets, who are 1-2 away from Savage Arena this season, are coming off an impressive 81-42 triumph over another Horizon League member, Cleveland State, last Saturday, Dec. 10 at home. Sophomore Andola Dortch led a balanced UT attack with 13 points, while junior Riley McCormick (season-high 12 pts.), junior Kyle Baumgartner (11 pts.) and junior Yolanda Richardson (11 pts.) also contributed double figures. In total, all 11 Rockets that saw game action found the scoring column and nine players registered at least five points in the dominant performance. Toledo shot a respectable 44.9 percent (31-of-69) from the field and a season-high 57.1 percent (8-of-14) from three-point land to surpass the 80-point plateau for the first time this season. Dortch and senior Courtney Ingersoll continue to lead the Rockets offensively, scoring 13.2 and 11.9 points per game, respectively. Milwaukee is coming off a convincing 79-48 victory against Chicago on Thursday at home to stop a three-game losing skid. Courtney Lindfors led three UWM players in double figures with 24 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots. The Panthers possess a balanced offense with three players tallying at least 10.0 points led by Lindfors' 13.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 1.9 bpg. UWM, which is in the midst of a five-game homestand, is 1-2 at Klotsche Center this season.

 

Youngstown St. at Akron, 2:00 PM

The Zips saw their comeback effort fall short on Wednesday at Duquesne, losing 77-70. UA was down 17-points in the second half and would cut the lead to two, befor the Dukes were able to secure the win. Ti'eshia Stubbs (14p) and Natasha Williams (11p) both recorded career-highs in the Duquesne loss. For the seventh time this season, Akron shot better the 45-percent from the field at Duquesen (.481). The Zips ranked 12th in the nation in team field goal percentage (.459) at the beginning of the week. Senior Ti'eshia Stubbs is having a breakout year in her final season on the hardwood. Stubbs is averaging 8.3 points per game and shooting 64.7-percent from the field. Coming into this season, Stubbs had a career average of 1.7 points per game. Senior Jasmine Mushington is set to play in her 100th career game on Sunday. Mushington has a chance to break the school record for games played, currently held by Kara Murphy (123). The Zips lead the MAC in scoring offense, field goal percentage, and assists, while ranking second in 3-point field goal percentage, 3-pointers made per game, free throw percentage, and assist/turnover ratio. Senior Ti'eshia Stubbs leads the league in field goal percentage (.647), while Rachel Tecca and Sina King are fourth and fifth, respectively. Junior Taylor Ruper is second in 3-point field goals per game (2.7) 3-point field goal percentage (.422). The Penguins are 5-4 in 2011-12, nearly matching their win total of 2010-11 (6-24). YSU has wins over Western Michigan and Ohio. Brandi Brown (15.4 ppg, 9.1 rpg) leads the Penguins. Heidi Schlegel (12.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg) also scores in double figures. YSU is strong defensively, allowing just 63.2 points per contest.

 

Oklahoma vs. Ohio, 5:30 PM

Following back-to-back wins that pushed its record to 5-5, Ohio Women’s Basketball heads out west to participate in the 2011 Duel in the Desert tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. One of Ohio’s calling cards this season has been the ability to play disciplined basketball. The Bobcats have committed 21 fewer (164-143) personal fouls than opponents and have attempted 76 more free throws (185-109) during the 2011-12 season. Ohio is positive in three significant “margin” categories following the win over Niagara. The Bobcats score 2.3 more points per game than their opponents, collect 2.0 more rebounds per game and force 1.6 more turnovers. Tenishia Benson’s 15 points against Niagara marks the third outing in a row during which the senior has scored 14 points or more. In six games this season, Benson has scored in double figures on five occasions. The Bobcats are in the midst of their second winning streak of the season, a current two-game stretch that includes wins over San Francisco (63-53) and Niagara (50-40). Ohio’s longest streak of the season - and of Head Coach Semeka Randall’s career - lasted from Nov. 19 to Nov. 26 when the Green and White won three consecutive games.  Oklahoma is currently the owner of a 4-3 record. The Sooners have picked up wins over Sacramento State (117-55), New Mexico (58-56), Liberty (76-45) and Milwaukee (72-50) while falling to Vanderbilt (78-66), Ohio State (69-63) and Fresno State (69-66). The Sooners have been held below 60 points on only one occasion during the 2011-12 season, and have broken the 100-point barrier once. Oklahoma scores 13.7 more points per game than its opponents, in large part thanks to very accurate .451 shooting from the field. Aaryn Ellenberg leads the way for the Sooners, scoring 20.3 points per game. She is joined in double figures by Morgan Hook (12.7 ppg) and Whitney Hand (11.3).  


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