Women's Hoops Races Past Texas A&M, 87-59

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 12, 2000

Jan. 12, 2000

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NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma Sooners women's basketball team used a 25-7 run to close out the first half, including 17 unanswered points, en route to a 87-59 victory over the Texas A&M Aggies Wednesday at the Lloyd Noble Center. Senior forward Phylesha Whaley pulled down seven defensive rebounds to tie Angi Guffy for the all-time defensive rebound title. The win improves the Sooners to 12-3 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12, while the Aggies fall to 9-4 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

Sophomore guard LaNeishea Caufield led OU in scoring with 18 points, including 6-of-6 from the free throw line, and eight rebounds. Whaley and Dales both turned in 16 point performances, with Whaley adding 11 boards to register her sixth double-double on the season. Sophomore center Jen Cunningham grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against the Aggies. The Sooners performed well offensively overall shooting 53 percent from the field, 46 percent from three-point range and tied a season-high with 86 percent from the charity stripe. When shooting over 50 percent in a game, the Sooners are 12-0 on the season. Oklahoma dominated down low scoring 40 points in the paint and outrebounding the Aggies, 49-25, including 18 second-chance points.

The Lady Aggies were held to 33 percent shooting for the game. Texas A&M had four players in double-digit scoring, led by junior Jaynetta Saunders with 14, senior Kera Alexander had 13, while senior Prissy Sharpe and junior Brandy Jones both scored 11 points. The 28-point defeat was the Aggies worst loss on the season.

The Sooners hit the road next to face the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m.

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