Sooners Drop Texas Tech, 70-67

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 17, 2007

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Jenna Plumley scored a career-high 22 points to lead No. 14 Oklahoma past Texas Tech 70-67 on Saturday.

The Sooners led by 11 midway through the second half before Tech used a 12-4 run to cut it to 61-58 with 4:46 remaining. A 3-pointer by Tech's Raquel Christian tied it at 63 before the Plumley hit her sixth 3 to put Oklahoma (20-4, 10-3 Big 12) ahead for good.

It was only the second start for Plumley, a freshman who connected on six of eight 3-pointers.

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Alesha Robertson and Patrice Edwards scored 16 points apiece for Tech (15-12, 6-7).

Courtney Paris had 18 points and 16 rebounds for her 52nd straight double-double for Oklahoma, which committed 15 of their 20 turnovers in the second half.

Edwards had a chance to tie it with 38 seconds left but missed the second of two free throws.

Tech led by eight but struggled late in the first half, failing to score a field goal in the final 6:36. The Sooners used runs of 11-0 and 8-0 to lead 36-29 at halftime. Paris had a double-double - 12 points and 10 rebounds - before the break, the 10th time this season she's gotten one in a single half.

Postgame Notes
No. 14/11 Oklahoma improved to 20-4 overall, 10-3 in Big 12 play and 12-2 away from Norman ... OU has won 31 of 36 away from Norman over the last two seasons... It is the sixth time OU has won 20 games under 11-year head coach Sherri Coale ... For the second consecutive game OU stayed with the same starting lineup of Jenna Plumley (point guard), Erin Higgins (guard), Amanda Thompson (forward), Ashley Paris (forward) and Courtney Paris (center) ... OU clinched its second four-game winning streak against Texas Tech ... The Sooners won five straight during the 2001 and 2002 seasons ... OU trails in the all-time series 14-21 and 5-12 in Lubbock ... The city of Plainview, Texas, which is hometown to Chelsi Welch and Lady Raider Elesha Robertson purchased a large chunk of tickets at United Spirit and had a video board promotion run during the game to honor their final appearance together in Lubbock ... Leah Rush had seven second half points ... Coming into the game Rush had scored 65 of her 106 Big 12 points in the second half of league games ... Chelsi Welch scored in double figures for the first time in six games and the 12th time this season ... With her second block of the afternoon, Courtney Paris became the first player in OU and Big 12 history with 1,300 career points, 900 career rebounds and 200 career blocks ... Her totals in those categories now stand at 1,324 points, 919 rebounds and 203 block in 60 career games ... Paris is only the second player in OU history with 200 career blocks ... LaNae Jones owns the OU career record with 243 from 1993-96 ... Only three players during the Big 12 era, which Jones was not a part of, have recorded 200 career blocks ... They are record holder and former Lady Raider Cisti Greenwalt (300 blocks), Colorado’s Birtt Harshorn (208) and Kansas State’s Nicole Ohdle (204) ... C. Paris recorded a doubled-double in the first half with 12 points and 10 rebounds ... It marks the 20th time in her career that she has collected a double-double in a single half and the 10th time she has done so this season ... It is also the sixth time she has recorded a double-double in a single half during Big 12 play this season ... C. Paris (18 points and 16 rebounds) extended her consecutive double-double streak to 52 and now has 57 double-doubles in 60 career games ... Jenna Plumley's six treys ties a Sherri Coale individual record that has been reached seven times, including on three occasions by Erin Higgins ... Plumley set new career highs with 22 points (previous high 12 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 12-10-06), 7 field goals made (previous high 4 vs. Texas, 2-12-07), 9 field goals attempted (previous high 8 vs. Texas, 2-12-07), 6 three-pointers (previous high vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 12-10-06), 7 three point attempts (previous high vs. Texas, 2-12-07), 37 minutes played (previous high 33 vs. Texas, 2-12-07) ... Plumley set six career highs in the last game, she set another six against Texas Tech ... Plumley’s 22 points were a team high, marking just the second time this season a Sooner not named Courtney Paris led the squad in scoring.



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