Oklahoma 93, High Point 65

Thursday, November 25th 2004, 6:34 am
By: News On 6

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ Kevin Bookout had 15 points and 11 rebounds to help Oklahoma rout High Point 93-65 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.

Drew Lavender added 14 points and seven assists for the Sooners (2-0), who will face No. 22 Washington in the semifinals Friday night. Washington advanced with a 78-71 victory over Utah.

A dunk by Johnnie Gilbert with 13:42 remaining in the first half broke a 12-12 tie and Oklahoma built a 41-27 lead at the half. Gilbert came off the bench to score nine points in the period.

The Sooners held High Point (1-1) without a field goal for nearly 5 minutes to open the second half as part of a 12-1 run that made it 53-28.

Jaison Williams and Lawrence McKenzie each added 11 points for Oklahoma. Titus Byrd had 16 points for High Point, and Jerry Echenique added 13 points and nine rebounds.