OU 83, Southeast Missouri State 48

Tuesday, November 25th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Norman-AP) -- Leah Rush scored 16 points and Caton Hill added 14 to lead Number 19 Oklahoma to an 83-to-48 victory over Southeast Missouri State Monday night.

The Sooners turned the game into a rout early, going on a 14-to-two run midway through the first half to take a 20-to-eight lead.

Southeast Missouri State struggled against Oklahoma's defense, shooting only 16-of-54 from the field, including two-of-20 (ten percent) from three-point range.

Chandra Brown was the only one keeping the Indians in the game, scoring 13 of her 16 points in the first half on six-of-nine shooting. Brown also led Southeast Missouri State with seven rebounds.

Oklahoma went into halftime with a 38-to-24 lead and kept pouring it on after the break.

The Sooners shot 67 percent in the second half, going ahead by as many as 40 points in the game's final minutes.

Maria Villarroel and Dionnah Jackson added 11 points apiece for Oklahoma.