NORMAN  Oklahoma ladies’s basketball defeated Central Arkansas, 65-52, Wednesday inside Lloyd Noble Middle.

Sophomore guard Shaina Pellington led the Sooners (3-5) with 18 factors on 8-of-13 taking pictures. The sophomore scored 16 of her 18 factors within the second half to propel OU to its eighth straight residence win courting again to final season. 

Freshman guard Jessi Murcer poured in 10 factors within the fourth quarter and knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to assist the Sooners draw back late from Central Arkansas (4-3). Murcer completed with 11 factors and 5 rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench. 

Freshman ahead Madi Williams added 12 factors and 5 rebounds in 22 minutes of motion, whereas Taylor Robertson scored 10 factors on 4-of-Eight taking pictures. 

The Sooners led by one at halftime however relied on Pellington and Murcer within the second half. Pellington scored 12 of her 18 factors within the fourth quarter, flattening 5-of-6 from the sphere within the body. Murcer scored 10 factors within the ultimate 3:35. 

OU posted a .464 area objective proportion and restricted Central Arkansas to a .310 clip from the ground. The Sooners restricted Central Arkansas to only 2-for-15 (.133) taking pictures from past the arc. On the glass, OU outrebounded UCA by a 43-37 margin as Mandy Simpson led the Sooners with eight rebounds.

Ijeoma Odimgbe additionally chipped in seven rebounds and completed with a career-high 4 blocks. 

Kamry Orr led the Sugar Bears with 17 factors, whereas Mekaylan Hicks completed with 12 factors as the one two Central Arkansas gamers in double figures. 

The Sooners host No. 20/17 DePaul on Sunday at 2 p.m. CT inside Lloyd Noble Middle. Oklahoma and DePaul will meet for the third time within the final two seasons. The sport shall be televised on Fox Sports activities Southwest.

For extra data on Oklahoma ladies’s basketball, observe the Sooners on Twitter (@OU_WBBall) or like Oklahoma Sooners Ladies’s Basketball on Fb.


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