WBB Final: Oklahoma 79 Lamar 44

Courtney Paris scored 21 and grabbed eight boards as Oklahoma improved to 5-0.

Courtney Paris recorded her 33rd-straight double-double as No. 3 Oklahoma (5-0) routed Lamar (2-4), 79-44, Wednesday night in Beaumont, Texas in the third of their six-game road swing.

The Sooners last trailed at 8-6 at the 16:17 mark of the first half and later led 12-11 with 12:32 to go, but from that point on it was all Oklahoma as they went on a 20-5 run over the next nine minutes and 50 seconds to push the lead to 32-16.

They would lead 35-20 at halftime and then break the game open for good with a 10-1 run to begin the second half.

Paris led the Sooners with 21 points and 18 rebounds, while freshman Nyeshia Stevenson continued her impressive play off the bench with 13. Senior forward Leah Rush was the only other Sooner in double figures with 11.

Oklahoma shot just 31.7 percent from the floor in the first half, but heated up in the final 20 minutes hitting 17 of their 32 shots to finish 41.1 percent for the game.

The Sooners also outrebounded Lamar 51-29 and held them to 25.9 percent shooting in the first half and just 31.7 percent for the game.

Sherri Coale and crew will continue their road journey Saturday in the Bertha Teague Classic in Tulsa against the Golden Hurricane. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m.

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