Balance lifts No. 17 Oklahoma by W. Illinois 97-80
Aaryn Ellenberg scored 25 points and four teammates scored in
double figures as No. 17 Oklahoma defeated Western Illinois 97-80
Starters Morgan Hook added 14 points, Nicole Griffin had 13 and
Sharane Campbell 12 for the Sooners (6-2) and Nicole Kornet added
10 off the bench.
Ashley Luke scored 27 points, two shy of her career best, and
grabbed six rebounds and six steals, for Western Illinois (4-5).
Rebecca Henricson added 18.
The Sooners broke away from a 10-10 tie with a 12-0 run fueled
by Hook’s seven points. The Leathernecks kept the game under double
figures until Ellenberg had a burst where she made a jump, assisted
Shaya Kellogg’s layup and then knocked down a 3-pointer for a 43-28
lead with 4:27 before the half. The lead never got below double
figures after that and when Ellenberg hit a late 3 it was 51-34 at