Sooners advance to WNIT championship game

Paris leads the way with another double-double in OU's 74-63 win over New Mexico.

Oklahoma freshman Courtney Paris recorded her third-straight double-double of the season as No. 25 Oklahoma (3-0) advanced to the WNIT Championship game with a 74-63 win over New Mexico (2-1) Wednesday night in Albuquerque.

The Sooners jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead to start the game, but only led 35-34 at halftime.

However, Oklahoma pulled away to begin the second half as Leah Rush scored nine points in an 11-3 run to start the half.

The Sooners, who led by as many as 17 in the second half, never trailed and snapped the Lobos 16-game home winning streak.

Courtney Paris led the way with 26 points and 18 rebounds, while Rush and Erin Higgins also chipped in double figures with 14 and 12 points respectively.

Junior point guard Britney Brown added a carer-high seven assists.

The Sooners will play the winner of Thursday night's semi-final between UConn and Boston College in the WNIT Championship on Sunday.

The location and time of Sunday's championship will be announced shortly following the conclusion of Thursday night's other semi-final matchup.

OU-New Mexico Box Score

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