Second Half Surge Pushes Sooners Past SFA

NORMAN, Okla. – The Ladyjack basketball team trailed by just six points at halftime against No. 11 Oklahoma on Wednesday, but the Sooners got 26 points from freshman Morgan Hook and eventually pulled away for an 84-57 win over SFA at the Lloyd Noble Center.

OU (8-1) opened up the game just 2-for-15 from the floor before getting a spark from Hook, who scored 21 points in the first half and hit each of her first seven shots from behind the arc. SFA (1-7)led by as much as eight points at 13-5 in the first half, and trailed just 42-36 at the break, but shot just 18 percent from the floor in the second half in allowing the Sooners to finish with a comfortable margin of victory.

"I was pleased with our effort tonight," SFA head coach Brandon Schneider said. "Our effort Saturday (at Texas Southern) was not what we wanted it to be and I really like how we responded tonight with our competitiveness. We worked hard for good shots most of the night, but in the second half we just couldn't get many to fall down."

Tammara Marion and Decreasha Goodner led SFA with 14 points apiece, including a career-best four three-point baskets from Goodner. Cheyenne Berry added two more threes and nine points overall off the bench for the Ladyjacks, who shot 32 percent for the game and hit eight triples.

Hook was one of four players for OU in double figures with Aaryn Ellenberg hitting for 17 points and all-America point guard Danielle Robinson going for 10 points and eight assists. Joanna McFarland finished with a double-double, netting 13 points along with a dozen rebounds.

After only leading by six at the break, the Sooners went on an 8-0 run out of the gate in the second half and pushed its lead to as much as 27 points in the second half.

SFA next travels to Grambling on Saturday with tip-off scheduled for 5:00 p.m.