Women's Hoops Rolls UC Riverside

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
DECEMBER 20, 2012


  1st 2nd F
 UC Riverside 22 24 46
 Oklahoma 32 38 70
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 Stat Comparison UCR OU
 Points 46 70
 FG Made-Att. 20-63 24-57
 FG Percentage 31.7 42.1
 3FG Made-Att. 0-11 9-19
 3FG Percentage 0.0% 47.4%
 FT Made-Att. 6-9 13-16
 FT Percentage 66.7% 81.3%
 Rebounds 38 42
 Assists 6 19
 Turnovers 16 16
 Blocks 2 6
 Steals 10 2
 Individual Leaders
 Stat  UC Riverside  Oklahoma
 Points  Nottingham - 14  Ellenberg - 27
 Rebounds  Nottingham - 14   McFarland - 12
 Assists  6 Players - 1  Hook - 6
 Steals  Nottingham - 7  2 Players - 1
 Blocks  Williams - 2  Griffin - 3
 Performance of the Game
Junior G Aaryn Ellenberg
Aaryn Ellenberg matched a season high with 27 points. The junior hit 6-of-8 3-pointers and had four assists with zero turnovers in one of the most efficient performances of her career.

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 Up Next
Who: Cal State Northridge
When: Sat., Dec. 29, 1 p.m.
TV: FS Southwest Plus/FCS Central
Where: Lloyd Noble Center (Norman)
What's at Stake: The Sooners return from Winter Break for their last non-conference game of the regular season.

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NORMAN, Okla. -- Aaryn Ellenberg scored 27 points and Nicole Griffin added 18 as No. 18 Oklahoma found its favorite outside and inside targets often while cruising by UC Riverside 70-46 Thursday night.

"We really wanted to attack the paint early on," OU head coach Sherri Coale said. "We got (Ellenberg) some open looks because they were concerned about (Nicole) in the paint. And then when she knocks down 3s -- then you have an opening and you're able to feed and get looks close to the basket. The two complement one another."

Oklahoma (9-2) held UC Riverside (6-4) to season-low scoring, but made just 30 percent of its shots in the first half and kept the Highlanders within reach.

"They really took away Riverside's strengths and that's what we tried to do with our game plan. I'm really pleased. I thought we settled down a little bit today and found a little bit more rhythm about us."

After halftime, Ellenberg made back-to-back 3-pointers and Joanna McFarland and Morgan Hook added two more from behind the stripe as OU generated a seven-minute long, 14-0 scoring run to pull away.

McFarland had five points and a season-high 12 rebounds, her sixth straight game with at least nine boards. Hook's streak of seven double-digit scoring games ended with an 8-point performance, but the Sooners point guard dished a season-high six assists despite not practicing this week.

"It's all an adjustment," Coale added. "It's a grand adventure that we're all on here. Over the week, Morgan missed three practices because she had a death in the family, so we had seven guys. We just tried to utilize our time the best we could. We worked a lot on entries and timing and certain sets and that came to fruition today. You could see that we were sharper."

The Sooners doubled their field-goal efficiency in the second half and led by as much as 30 before substituting for as many starters as possible with a roster depleted by injuries.

Tre'Shonti Nottingham led UC Riverside with 14 points.

Oklahoma led 32-22 at halftime.

The Sooners go on hiatus for Winter Break before returning to the Lloyd Noble Center to host Cal State Northridge on Dec. 29.




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