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Archive for Sunday, January 29, 2006

Paris huge as Sooners stay perfect in league

January 29, 2006

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— Freshman Courtney Paris scored 18, and Chelsi Welch and Britney Brown each added 16, leading No. 13 Oklahoma past Texas A&M, 81-72, on Saturday.

Oklahoma (17-4 overall, 7-0 Big 12 Conference) used an 8-2 run early in the second half to break a 38-all tie and take a lead that the team wouldn't relinquish.

Paris, the Big 12's leading scorer, also had 14 rebounds, five assists and two blocks.

Texas A&M (16-5, 5-3) was led by A'Quonesia Franklin, who had 20 points and 10 assists, and Takia Starks with 19 points.

Paris, a 6-foot-4 center who averages more than 21 points and almost 15 rebounds a game, continued to dominate Saturday. She helped Oklahoma overcome an early 5-2 deficit by making six straight points.

Texas 60, Oklahoma State 46

Oklahoma's Britney Brown celebrates a bucket. The Sooners beat Texas A&M, 81-72, Saturday in College Station, Texas.

Oklahoma's Britney Brown celebrates a bucket. The Sooners beat Texas A&M, 81-72, Saturday in College Station, Texas.

Austin, Texas - Erica Arriaran scored 14, and Ashley Lindsey grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Texas (11-7, 5-3).

The victory was number 880 for Texas coach Jody Conradt, moving her into second in all-time coaching victories past North Carolina's Dean Smith (879). Tennessee's Pat Summit is the all-time leader with 900 coaching wins.

Brisa Silva led all scorers with 17 points for Oklahoma State (6-13, 0-8).

Missouri 65, Texas Tech 51

Columbia, Mo. - Christelle N'Garsanet scored 19 and grabbed 11 rebounds for Missouri (15-4, 5-2), which won its 11th straight home game. LaToya Davis led Texas Tech (9-9, 4-3) with 19 points.

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