NORMAN — Cameron women’s basketball is not only a Division II program, a long way down from the top flight of Division I Sherri Coale’s Oklahoma women’s basketball program has long travelled within, but it’s not even a very good D-II program, dropping 21 games last season.
Still, this was ridiculous.
More than 17 minutes remained in the Sooners’ and Aggies’ exhibition opener Saturday night at Lloyd Noble Center and already OU had put 80 points on the board.
Then OU went ice cold, from the floor and the free-throw line and the scoreboard quit looking like a convulsing cash register, leaving OU to settle on its 102-48 victory.
Still, it was something to watch.
“I have more horses to let loose for sure,” Coale said. “They quality of the guys, too. We have some speed, some athleticism and some length. All of those play into that.
“I think what you have to remember, too, that is going to make us even better is that Morgan Hook is about as good as there is at passing head.”
It is worth noting.
Hook, OU’s senior and third-year incumbent point guard, sat out with a dislocated thumb on her right hand, but OU ran wild anyway.
The Sooners led by 10 in the fourth minute, by 20 in the eighth minute, by 30 in the 13th minute, by 40 in the 16th minute, by 50 in the 21st minute and by 60 in the 23rd minute, when the score was 80-19.
“I think that we played really good defense,” junior forward Sharane Campbell said. “I know that, of course, we can score, we have a lot of scorers on our team, but I was really looking at the defensive part of it.”
That defense helped to fuel 46 points off 34 Cameron turnovers for the Sooners.
OU received a big game from their All-American candidate, shooting guard Aaryn Ellenberg, who finished with a team-high 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting, including 4 of 7 from 3-point land.