Ellenberg's 27 Leads Rout of Oregon

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 24, 2012


  1st 2nd F
 Oregon 35 26 61
 Oklahoma 55 45 100
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 Stat Comparison OU ORE
 Points 100 61
 FG Made-Att. 34-77 23-86
 FG Percentage 44.2 26.7
 3FG Made-Att. 17-38 6-31
 3FG Percentage 44.7 19.4
 FT Made-Att. 15-21 9-11
 FT Percentage 71.4 81.8
 Rebounds 62 44
 Assists 26 13
 Turnovers 18 15
 Blocks 2 4
 Steals 8 8
 Individual Leaders
 Stat  Oklahoma  Oregon
 Points  Ellenberg - 27  Delgado - 16
 Rebounds  McFarland - 9  Alleyene - 23
 Assists  Ellenberg - 5  Stanulis - 6
 Steals  8 Players - 1  Stanluis - 4
 Blocks  2 Players - 1  Allenye - 2
 Performance of the Game
Junior G Aaryn Ellenberg
Aaryn Ellenberg totaled season highs in points (27), rebounds (6) and assists (5) as Oklahoma's perimeter shooting demolished the Oregon defense.

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 Up Next
Who: Hawaii
When: Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Webcast: SoonerSports.tv
Where: Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu
What's at Stake: OU faces the host team of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown on the tournament's final day.

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HONOLULU -- Aaryn Ellenberg scored a season-high 27 points and four other Sooners reached double-digit scoring as No. 13 Oklahoma's perimeter shooting paced its 100-61 victory over Oregon.

The Sooners fired at will against the winless Ducks while stifling Paul Westhead's run-and-gun offense to its lowest scoring total of the season.

"We wanted to attack off the dribble and they ran a 1-2-2 zone," OU head coach Sherri Coale said. "It gave us a lot of open looks running a 4-out, 1-in. When all four guys can shoot it, you're going to get a lot of opportunities.

"Never would I have dreamed we would play a 40-minute game and get up 38 3s, but that's what they gave us. They were all quality shots."

Ellenberg made seven of 12 3-pointers as part of OU's 17 makes from beyond the arc from a school-record 38 attempts.

"They were giving up a lot of things," Ellenberg said. "Everybody was penetrating and pitching, so it was a lot of easy shots coming."

It was the Sooners' second win in as many days at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown. OU defeated Arkansas 73-70 on Friday. Ellenberg, OU's top scorer, faced early foul trouble and played just 10 minutes against the Lady Razorbacks, scoring only a single point.

"You could tell that she was irritated at herself that she made unnecessary fouls that sort of handcuffed her throughout the game yesterday," Coale said. "I figured today, if she got an opportunity, she would capitalize on it. It was just one of those perfect storms where that type of defense is just a moneyball for her."

The Sooners started sluggish, beginning the game with three consecutive turnovers before head coach Sherri Coale substituted for all five players on the court with her five reserves. The backups kept Oregon scoreless until the starters returned and began a 29-4 scoring run.

Oklahoma led 55-35 at halftime.

Freshmen Nicole Kornet and Maddie Manning each had career bests with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Morgan Hook scored 12 points and Portia Durrett added 10.

Amanda Delgado led Oregon with 16 points.

It was the first ever meeting between the Sooners and Ducks.

Oklahoma plays Hawaii in the final game of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Central.

A live webcast of the game will be available at SoonerSports.tv.




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