Sooners seek scoring from another Paris


Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 9:10 am
By: News On 6


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma women's basketball coach Sherri Coale says she's looking for another Paris to become more of a scorer this season.

Coale says she doesn't always want Ashley Paris' first option to be to pass the ball to her All-America sister, Courtney Paris, but to look for her own shot sometimes.

Ashley played in all 36 of Oklahoma's games last season and averaged 5.9 points and 6.7 rebounds but couldn't help but be overshadowed by her sister.

After a stellar high school career, Courtney burst onto the national scene last season by becoming the first woman ever selected to The Associated Press' All-America first team as a freshman. Her 21.9-point scoring average was a school record.

Ashley says Courtney's dominance shouldn't stop her from looking to score more and be more aggressive on offense.

Coale agrees and calls Ashley OU's most improved player because of that agressive approach, combined with better footwork.