Nov. 20, 1999


Postgame Quotes

HONOLULU - The University of Oklahoma women's basketball team snapped Hawaii's six-game winning streak in the Hawaiian Regent Classic Saturday with a 67-53 victory over the Wahine at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Sooners posted four players in double digits scoring and forced 22 Hawaii turnovers for the victory. Sophomore LaNeishea Caufield, the 1999 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year, rebounded from a pour showing Friday to match senior Phylesha Whaley's team high 16 points. Caufield hit 10-of-13 free throws, grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and added three steals and three assists to her line. Whaley was also solid from the charity stripe hitting 6-of-6 and pulling down seven boards.

Freshmen Jadrea Seeley and Caton Hill poured in career-bests 15 and 10 points, respectively. Hill capped off the game with a baseline jumper with one second remaining to push her to double digits. She also had three steals and three rebounds. Seeley went five-for-five in the first half and 6-for-10 in 15 minutes of action.

Hawaii's Raylene Howard carried the Wahine in the second half, scoring 15 of her 19 points. UH's Kylie Galloway nail key three-pointers in the second half to keep the Rainbows in the game and claim a game-high 21 points. Galloway connected on a three-pointer at the 10-minute mark to cut the lead to 49-37, OU. Caufield forced the Rainbows to foul her as she scored nine of her 11 points in the second half at the free throw line.

Oklahoma entered intermission with a 37-22 lead with the help of its bench. The Sooner subs scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds. Seeley, OU's sixth man, led all scores at half with 11 of her 15 points. She netted six of OU's eight points over a two-and-half minute span, while Hawaii's Galloway netted five consecutive points to tie it at 14-14. Oklahoma then ended the half on a 23-8 run.

As a team, Oklahoma shot 41.1 percent from the field (23-56), 85.7 percent from the free throw line (18-21) and 21.4 percent from three-point (3-14) land. The Sooners forced 22 Wahine turnovers and outrebounded Hawaii, 38-33.

Oklahoma ends the Hawaiian Regent Classic Sunday with a 1 p.m. (HST) game against Ohio Valley Conference member Tennessee Tech (1-1). Tech lost to Hawaii, 51-49, Friday and No. 24 Arizona, 87-71, Saturday.