No. 4 Oklahoma 75, Tulsa 52

Monday, November 19th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ LaNeishea Caufield scored 24 points and Stacey Dales had 19 as No. 4 Oklahoma beat Tulsa 75-52 in the Bertha Teague Classic on Sunday night.

Caufield scored all but two of her points in the second half, including Oklahoma's final 11. Dales scored nine during a 20-6 run at the start of the second half that pushed Oklahoma's lead from 35-26 at halftime to 55-32.

The Sooners (3-0) had a tough time early in the game against Tulsa's 6-foot-4 Alyssa Shriver, who finished with 21 points and seven blocked shots. But Oklahoma was able to quicken the tempo as the first half progressed, and in doing so built a cushion.

The score was 28-24 before Kate Scott hit a 3-pointer to begin a 7-2 run in the final four minutes before halftime. Then Dales had three baskets as the Sooners scored the first eight points of the second half to take control for good.

Tulsa (0-2) got no closer than 16 after Oklahoma built its 55-32 lead.

Oklahoma had 14 turnovers in the first half but did a better job protecting the ball after that and wound up with 21. Tulsa committed 27 turnovers and shot just 35 percent.

Oklahoma freshman Dionnah Jackson had nine points and eight assists. Carla Morrow scored 10 for Tulsa.