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Sooners dominate Hawks

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners poured an offensive onslaught on the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks and raced to a 105-46 victory Sunday afternoon at Lloyd Noble Center.

And everyone, literally everyone, got involved.

All 12 players to see action scored for the Sooners, even including five points from reserve forward Felicia Gibbs, which caused the OU bench to erupt.

“I think it shows how much respect they have for one another and how much they love one another really,” said OU head coach Sherri Coale. “We don’t talk about that very much in athletics for whatever reason, but that really is much makes the engine go. And Felicia is a terrific athlete, very talented.”

Forward Nicole Kornet led the way with a career-high 26 points, also bringing down seven rebounds.

“I think tonight I just drove it and I was aggressive and that’s what sparked my shooting,” Kornet said.

Forward Kaylon Williams and guard Gioya Carter joined her in double figures with their 14 and 11, respectively.

Center Nicole Griffin nearly missed out on double-double, finishing with nine points and 10 boards.

For the Hawks, only center Alexis Udoji managed double figures, as she netted 13.

The Sooners led wire-to-wire, up by as much as 62 points with 4:09 remaining.

They hit 50 percent of their field goals, while limiting UMES to just 21.7 percent.

“I think it was a big positive step,” Coale said. “These next few games will tell us a lot.”

OU (7-3) gets back to action with a 6 p.m. CT contest Wednesday at Bridgeport, Conn., against Fairfield.

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