OCU Women Take Down St. Greg's 94-43

Friday, January 25th 2013, 11:19 am
By: News 9

Oklahoma City flexed its muscle on both ends of the floor in a 94-43 rout of St. Gregory's Thursday night at W.P. Wood Field House. The No. 4-ranked Stars shot 52 percent from the floor and held the home team without a field goal during a pivotal 12-minute stretch en route to their 15th consecutive win.

OCU (16-2, 8-0 SAC) had five players in double figures, led by Katie Hall's season-high 22 points and 10 rebounds. It was the first time in six games that an opponent shot better than 40 percent against the Cavs. Defensively, the visitors forced 33 SGU turnovers – season-high for the Cavs.

SGU was led in scoring by Porsche Young and Kalie Lucas, who each finished with 10. Leticia Silva – the Cavs' leading scorer – was held to four points on 2 of 7 shooting.

SGU (7-13, 0-6 SAC) missed six of its first seven shots from the floor and fell behind 16-5 with 12:33 remaining in the first half. It was 18-7 OCU with just under 12 minutes left when the home team made a run. SGU hit its next four shots – capped off by a Stacy Lee three-pointer from the wing – to cut it to two at the 7:44 mark.

That momentum shift was short-lived, however, as the Stars put the clamps on defensively. OCU closed the half on a 24-1 run after holding the Cavs without a field goal the final 8-plus minutes. Hall led all scorers with 16 at the break on 7 of 9 shooting. The Stars shot 53 percent from the field and scored 15 points off SGU's 19 first-half turnovers.

SGU's field goal drought continued into the second half, allowing the Stars' scoring spurt to balloon to 37-1 before Lucas finally found the bottom of the net with 15:55 remaining. That ended an 11:49 stretch without a bucket for SGU. The Cavs got no closer than 35 the rest of the way.