The Oklahoma women's basketball team closed non-conference play with a 71-54 win over Yale Tuesday night inside Lloyd Noble Center. With the victory, the Sooners improved to 6-5 on the season, while the Bulldogs fell to 4-8. Three Sooners scored in double-digits, led by Kaylon Williams's game-high 20 points on 10-for-12 shooting. Peyton Little added 18 points on 6-for-8 from the floor, while Gioya Carter tallied career highs in points (17) and rebounds (six).
K. Williams and Sharane Campbell-Olds paced OU on the boards with eight apiece, and Gabbi Ortiz recorded a career-high-matching eight assists.
Yale inched within two points at 52-50 with 7:46 remaining in the contest, but the Sooners used a 19-4 run to close the game to secure the 17-point victory. During that stretch, OU held Yale scoreless (0-for-10 shooting) from the field, with the Bulldogs' final four points coming from the free-throw line.
The Sooners, who led by a 42-30 mark at halftime, went 30-for-63 (47.6 percent) from the field and 9-for-10 (a season-high 90 percent) from the free-throw line in the ballgame.
“I thought we opened with a great rhythm and a great sense of purpose," stated Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale. "I thought we closed the game really strong and, again, with a great sense of purpose and intensity. There were lots of spots in the middle for improvement.”
Sarah Halejian paced the Bulldogs with 15 points, while Katie Werner added 11 points and secured nine rebounds.
Up next, OU starts its Big 12 slate as it host West Virginia at 3:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, Jan. 4 inside Lloyd Noble Center.