Sooners Defeat Kansas State, Snap Two-Game Losing Streak

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 10:52 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma Sooners women's basketball team snapped its first losing streak of the season, defeating Kansas State 72-57 Wednesday night at Lloyd Noble Center.

Aaryn Ellenberg led the Sooners with 18 points. Nicole Griffin added 14 points and Joanna McFarland chipped in with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The Sooners shot 52.5 percent from the field while holding the Wildcats to just 30 percent shooting.

Brittany Chambers led Kansas State with 21 points while Brianna Craig had 12.

Oklahoma jumped on the Wildcats early, opening up a 15-6 lead on a layup from Ellenberg. After Kansas State cut the lead to four, the Sooners responded with a big 13-0 run to push the lead to 28-11. However, the Wildcats ended the half on a 10-4 run to keep the game within striking distance at 32-21 at the break.

Oklahoma opened the second half on a 12-5 run to blow the game open at 44-26 with 13:40 remaining. The Sooners would lead by as many as 27 points in the second half before emptying the bench down the stretch.

The Sooners are back in action Saturday afternoon in Stillwater for part two of Bedlam against Oklahoma State. Tip time is set for 2 p.m.