NORMAN, Okla. – Amber Leggett poured in 26 points, but the Oklahoma Sooners had too much firepower on Sunday afternoon in a 95-71 win over Sam Houston State at the Lloyd Noble Center.
Leggett reached the 20-point mark for the third time this season, coming up just three points shy of her career high set last season. She hit 10 of her 17 shots from the field for the Bearkats (4-4) and picked up three steals, but the Sooners (6-4) put four players in double figures as well in scoring at least 21 points in each quarter of play.
The Kats trailed by just three points at the end of the first quarter, but hit just 4-for-11 from the field in being outscored 25-11 in the second period as OU took a 46-29 lead into the break. The Sooners continued to build the lead, pushing it up to as much as 33 in the fourth quarter. They did much of their damage in the paint, owning a 46-30 edge in the lane, while also canning 24 of 37 tries at the foul line.
Faith Cook was the only other Bearkat to reach double figures, finishing with 15 after making half of her 12 field goal tries. Kiera McKinney had eight points and five boards, while Jenniffer Oramas had five points and three assists.
The game closes out pre-conference play for the Bearkats as they will now kick off Southland Conference play this week on the road, beginning Wednesday at Northwestern State. They will then follow that up with a Saturday matinee at New Orleans.