Sooners power past Frogs, 97-81


    The Oklahoma Sooners snapped TCU women’s basketball’s three-game winning streak on Saturday by a score of 97-81.

    Both teams started off hot from behind the three-point line. Junior Veja Hamilton started the game off shooting 2-for-3 from three-point range, but Oklahoma’s Gabbi Ortiz and Gioya Carter combined to hit four of their first five three-point attempts in the opening five minutes.

    The Sooners led by as many as nine points in the first half, but TCU was able to come back and tie the game briefly. Oklahoma then extended its lead to seven entering halftime.

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    The second half belonged entirely to the Sooners.

    OU started the second half with a 24-9 run that put the Horned Frogs away for good. Oklahoma forward Kaylon Williams got the job done for the Sooners in the paint as the sophomore scored 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds.

    While Williams was impressive in the post, Oklahoma guard Gioya Carter impressed on the perimeter. The freshman hit six of her eight three-point attempts and scored 24 points for the Sooners.

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    Hamilton and senior Natalie Ventress led the Frogs with 23 points apiece. Junior guard Zahna Medley scored 17 points before she was ejected following a double technical foul after getting in a confrontation with Oklahoma sophomore Peyton Little.

    The Frogs’ next matchup will come on the road against Iowa State on Wednesday at 7 p.m.