Dales does it again

All-American point guard Stacey Dales (21) sparked No. 3 Oklahoma in the Sooners' 67-51 win over Texas A&M.

Stacey Dales recorded a double-double and hit several key baskets down the stretch as No. 3 Oklahoma (20-2, 10-1) held off a Texas A&M (11-12, 4-7), 67-51, improving their home court winning streak to 19 games.

After Texas A&M cut Oklahoma's lead to 53-49 with just under four minutes to play, Dales sparked the Sooners with the last six of her game-high 20 points in a row to push the lead back to eight and break the game open.

Dales hit her last five shots and also went 6-for-6 from the foul line while also pitching in 10 rebounds, three steals and two assists.

"I think late in the game she got her game face on and decided that she was going to will the ball in the basket and will every rebound that she could get which completely changed the face of the game," said Oklahoma Head Coach Sherri Coale on Stacey Dales, who struggled in the first half hitting only 2-of-12 shots.

"We made some mistakes but we found a way to win and that's what you have to do. We just battled and that's what conference play is all about."

The Sooners held a 33-23 lead at the half, but the Aggies go on a run that would eventually cut OU's lead to two.

LaNeishea Caufield added 18 points while Caton Hill chipped in 15.

LaToya Rose led the Aggies with 15 points.

"I'm very happy with the win," said Stacey Dales. "This is a good win for us and we're just ready to move on to the next game."

That "next game" is a big one as the Sooners will head to Manhattan for a Big 12 conference showdown with second place Kansas State (21-3, 9-2).

They're a very high-powered offense," said Coale. "We're going to have to figure out a way to stop them."

The Wildcats, who are currently one game behind the Sooners in the win and loss column, still face a tough road test at Nebraska on Sunday.

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