Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Joanna McFarland registered a double-double
with 20 points and a game-high 16 rebounds as sixth-seeded Oklahoma dismissed
third-seeded UCLA, 85-72, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at St.
Aaryn Ellenberg scored a game-high 27 points, shooting 6-of-13 behind the 3-
point line for the Sooners (24-10), followed by Sharane Campbell and Nicole
Griffin with 19 and 10 points, respectively.
The Bruins (26-8) were paced by Atonye Nyingifa who recorded 18 points and
eight rebounds, while Markel Walker filled out her stat line with 14 points,
seven rebounds and seven assists, but she also turned the ball over eight
times before fouling out. Jasmine Dixon responded with 13 points and eight
rebounds, followed by Alyssia Brewer and Thea Lemberger with 10 points apiece.
Tied at 20-20 at the 10:19 mark of the first half, Oklahoma put together a 9-0
run and then carried a 42-37 advantage into the break. Both teams shot just
under 40 percent from the floor through the first 20 minutes of action.
In the second half the Sooners feasted at the free-throw line, 20-of-30, in
order to pull off the double-digit win.
The Sooners now head to the regional semifinals later this week in Oklahoma
City where they will contend against Tennessee after the Volunteers defeated
Creighton, 68-52, on Monday.
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