Oklahoma women upend Texas

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by Matt Mitchell

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Posted on January 5, 2013 at 6:58 PM

 Despite four players scoring in double figures, the Texas Women's Basketball team dropped a 78-70 decision to the Oklahoma Sooners at the Erwin Center on Saturday afternoon.

Chassidy Fussell and Nneka Enemkpali paced the Longhorns with 14 points apiece, and Texas outrebounded Oklahoma 48-25. However, the Sooners shot 50.9 percent in the game (27-of-53) and were 11-of-17 from behind the arc, including nine second-half three-pointers.

Enemkpali collected her eighth double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Imani McGee-Stafford scored 12 points to go along with nine rebounds. Empress Davenport recorded a career-high 12 points and seven rebounds to round out Texas' double-figure scorers.

Texas controlled the Sooners on the boards, holding a 48-25 advantage and translating it into 21 second-chance points.

The game was back-and-forth in the first half with five ties and four lead changes. Sharane Campbell had 13 first-half points for the Sooners, and gave Oklahoma a 36-31 lead at halftime. Enemkpali had eight points and eight rebounds to lead the Longhorns in the opening stanza.

Texas would cut the lead to two coming out of the game break but Oklahoma took control with an 18-4 run midway through the second half, stretching the lead from 45-44 to 66-50 with nine minutes left in the game. The Longhorns were held scoreless over a period of 4:23 during the run.

Sharane Campbell led the Sooners with 24 points while Aaryn Ellenberg and Morgan Hook added 18 and 17, respectively.

Texas falls to 7-6 overall, and 0-2 in the Big 12 Conference. Oklahoma improves to 12-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference. The Longhorns will look to pick up their first conference win when they travel to West Virginia on Wednesday, Jan. 9 for a 6:00 p.m. Central game.

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