Dec. 6, 1999
Nacogdoches, Texas - Freshman Caton Hill paced three Sooners in double figure scoring with a game high 17 points, as the University of Oklahoma women's basketball team handed Stephen F. Austin a 61-47 loss Sunday, for its fourth-consecutive win of the season, at the William R. Johnson Coliseum in Nacogdoches, Texas. Senior Phylesha Whaley and sophomore LaNeishea Caufield contributed 15 points each.
Whaley's 15 points and game-high 11 rebounds was her third double double of the season and her 71st of her career. Hill also had eight rebounds to match sophomore Stacey Dales' eight boards.
Oklahoma won the game in the first 20 minutes as the Sooners held a 22-10 advantage on the boards and shot 58.6 percent from the field, hitting 17 of 29 shots.
Stephen F. Austin's only lead of the game occur when the Ladyjacks connected on its first attempt at the 19:32 mark, following that made field goal the Sooners went on a 16-4 run and went into intermission with a 37-23 advantage.
After Whaley connected on a three-pointer at the 11:22 mark in the first half, OU held a double digit lead for the remained of the game. The Sooners earned its largest advantage of 18 points, 37-19, with 2:32 remaining in the opening 20 minutes. The Ladyjacks fought back in the second half as they cut the lead to 10 points twice but they could not cut it to single digits. Caufield paced OU in the second half scoring nine of her 15 points on fast break lay-ups.
Center Tami Rater was Stephen F. Austin's only offense in the first half as she scored 10 of her career high 17 points. Rater also pulled down a team-best seven rebounds. Stephanie Whitmore added 12 points for SFA.
As a team, OU shot 50 percent from the field (27-54) and free throw line (4-8) and 30 percent from the three-point line (3-10). The Sooners outrebounded the Ladyjacks, 34-27, and pocketed seven steals to SFA's five.
Oklahoma continues its Texas tour Tuesday when the Sooners play at TCU in Forth Worth, Texas. The game will be broadcast on the Sooner Basketball Radio Network (KOMA 1520 AM). Ed Murray and Jenny Bramer will call the action starting at 7 p.m. in the Daniel Meyer Arena.