Dec. 2, 1999
Coach Coale's Postgame Audio
NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's basketball team picked up its fourth win of the season by defeating Sam Houston State, 97-60, Thursday night at the Lloyd Noble Center. Senior All-American candidate Phylesha Whaley, who led the team in scoring for the second straight game, sparked the Sooners with 20 points on the night. The win gives OU three-game winning streak and improves them to 4-2 on the season.
The Sooners shot 73 percent in the first half and took a 52-24 lead at the intermission. Oklahoma used a 15-0 run late in the period and outscored Sam Houston State 26-5 over the last 7:41 to claim the advantage. Sophomore Stacey Dales had 12 points and nine assists in the first half. Dales' nine assists was one shy of tying OU's school record for most assists in a half.
Dales finished the contest with her first double double of the season, scoring 18 points on seven of eight shooting from the field and tying her career best 10 assists. Freshmen Jadrea Seeley and Caton Hill both scored in double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Junior Desiree Taylor also had a strong performance, recording nine points and grabbing seven rebounds.
For the Lady Bearkats, Tara Treat led the team with 15 points and six rebounds. Mandy Frazer, Natarsua Player and Stacy Allen all contributed 10 points apiece.
The Sooners travel to Nacogdoches, Texas, to take on Stephen F. Austin Sunday at 3 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest.