Sooner Women Sweep Through Rainbow Wahine Showdown


Sunday, November 25th 2012, 10:12 pm
By: News 9


No. 13 Oklahoma left the Aloha State with three victories in three games after beating tournament host Hawaii 74-49 in Sunday's Rainbow Wahine Showdown finale.

Morgan Hook scored 16 points while Aaryn Ellenberg and Maddie Manning had 12 each as the Sooners pulled away from the Rainbow Wahine in the second half.

OU led 28-25 at halftime and used a 16-0 scoring run lasting 6 ½ minutes that ran mostly through its post players to open up a big lead. The Sooners never trailed.

OU junior center Nicole Griffin had all eight of her points in the second half.

Hook and Ellenberg were named to the all-tournament team.

Oklahoma showcased a versatile offense throughout the weekend. Center Nicole Griffin scored a career-high 19 points as the Sooners used 42 points in the paint in their battle against Arkansas on Friday. Ellenberg made seven of the Sooners' school-record 17 3-pointers shot in a rout of Oregon Saturday.