No. 13 Oklahoma 72, Missouri 57 [women]


Monday, February 26th 2007, 6:49 am
By: News On 6


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ Courtney Paris scores 33 points and sets Oklahoma's career mark for offensive rebounds as the 13th-ranked Sooners beat Missouri 72-to-57.

Paris pulled down 21 rebounds Sunday, including seven on the offensive end, to record her 54th consecutive double-double.

The Sooners used an 8-oh run to pull away in the second half after Missouri had cut a 13-point deficit to six on Marchele Campbell's 3-pointer from the left wing.

Paris put back her own miss to start the run, and Leah Rush added back-to-back baskets before another layup by Paris stretched the Sooners' lead to 65-to-51.

Paris' 314th offensive rebound of her career also came during that stretch. Phylesha Whaley, OU's career leader in scoring, held the old mark for offensive rebounds with 313 between 1997 and 2000.

OU is 22-and-4 overall and stays tied atop the Big 12 Conference standings at 12-and-3. Missouri falls to 17-and-11 and 5-and-10.