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December 1, 2013

Sooners bounce back from loss to Bruins in win over Creighton

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So disciplined, he Blue Jays hit 11 of 41 shots from beyond the 3-point arc, but only 4 of 30 from within it.

Additonally, Coale wasn’t sweating the rebounding numbers either, believing it was just one bad stretch that led to most of Creighton’s 15 offensive boards. Overall, the Sooners out rebounded the Jays 56 to 43. 

Still, OU continues to struggle at the free-throw line, where it made 20 of 30 Sunday. Meanwhile, Ellenberg, who was averaging 21 points before the UCLA game, has scored just 24 in her last two games combined. She did, somehow, manage to lead both teams with 10 rebounds.

“Do I ever worried about Aaryn Ellenberg? No, she’ll be fine, she’ll make baskets,” Coale said. “But I’ll tell you, it’s a lot easier to win when she’s making them.”

Creighton was never in the game. OU led 10-0 early and pushed its lead to 21 points in the first half before hitting intermission on top 44-28. The second half was offensively sluggish compared to the first and still the Sooners added 12 more points to their margin.

Marissa Janning led the Blue Jays with 18 points, all from 3-point land where she canned 6 of 13. Creighton had little else going for it. 

The Sooners believe they made progress.

“We know what we’ve got to do to become who we want to be,” Campbell said. And we’re far from satisfied. But I think this afternoon was definitely a step in the right direction. I feel like we grew together.”

Clay Horning

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cfhorning@normantranscript.com

 

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