WOMEN'S HOOPS STUMBLES AT NO. 15 OKLAHOMA
NORMAN, Okla. - Sophomore Alle Moreno scored a career-high 16 points but the Sacramento State women's basketball team lost, 117-55, to No. 15 ranked Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon at the Lloyd Noble Center.
Alle Moreno scored a career-high 16 points but the Hornets fell at No. 15 Oklahoma.
The Hornets (0-2) played a top-25 team for the first time since losing back-to-back games to No. 2 North Carolina and No. 23 UCLA during the 2006-07 season. The Sooners (1-0) won their season opener after losing to eventual national runner-up Notre Dame in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament last year.
It was a three-point game after Emily Christensen hit a 3-pointer and Oklahoma led 9-6 with 16:46 in the first half but the Sooners went on a 28-5 run over the next 5:30 and eventually led by 41 at halftime before winning the game by 62, 117-55.
Oklahoma was paced by Aaryn Ellenberg's 28 points as she already had 24 at halftime. Whitney Hand had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. She was the only player int he game to record 10-or-more rebounds as Sacramento State's Kylie Kuhns, who led the Big Sky Conference with 11.1 rebounds per game last season, had just five boards on Sunday.
Sacramento State shot 23.4 percent overall on 18-of-77 shooting, including 7-of-32 from 3-point range. The Hornets snagged 35 rebounds, committed 25 turnovers and had 12 assists on their 18 made baskets. They went 12-of-18 at the free throw line.
Oklahoma shot 59.7 percent from the field on 43-of-72 shooting, with 11-of-23 coming from beyond the arc. The Sooners grabbed 59 rebounds, were pressured into 25 turnovers and had 25 assists on 43 made hoops. They went 20-of-23 at the charity stripe.
The Hornets' next game is against California at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday in Berkeley.