Sooner streak runs to six
OU guard Aaryn Ellenberg
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Posted Jan 12, 2013
Joey Helmer

NORMAN, Okla. — OU extended its winning streak to six games, pulling away in the second half to notch a 65-55 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders Saturday evening inside Lloyd Noble Center.

Guard Aaryn Ellenberg led the charge, pouring in yet another game-high 26 points and forwards Joanna McFarland and Nicole Griffin followed suit in double figures with 14 and 13, respectively.

McFarland put together her second consecutive double-double in the process, snatching 16 rebounds as OU won the board battle 38-37.

The Sooners, who struggled to just 34.5 percent shooting in an ugly first half, used a 16-4 run in the opening six minutes and change of the second half to extend a double digit lead at 44-33 that it would never relinquish.

Tech, however, did draw back within as few as four with around four minutes left, but a huge three by Ellenberg gave OU some breathing room once again as it led 55-48.

She scored the final 13 Sooner points of the ball game.

The Sooners eventually outshot Tech 40.4 percent to 37 percent and won the paint battle 26-22.

After losing star senior guard Whitney Hand, the Sooners (14-2, 4-0 Big 12) have now regrouped and since gone 7-1, including their current winning streak.

They’ll attempt to keep that going when they hit the road for a 7 p.m. CT date Tuesday evening against Iowa State.

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