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Oklahoma Sooners basketball recap: Women knock off Fairfield

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The Oklahoma Sooners women's basketball team enjoyed a nice victory as they knocked off the Fairfield Stags, 79-51, on Dec. 18. The game was a late start because it took the Sooners women three hours to travel 60 miles for the game.

However, the three hours sitting on the team bus in New York City traffic didn't slow the lady Sooners down. Aaryn Ellenberg led the way with 23 points, and the 20th ranked Sooners (8-3) beat Fairfield handily.

With the Sooners' women's basketball team weary after the bus ride, Fairfield kept up early, with a 15-15 tie, but the Sooners soon started to pull ahead. Ellenberg hit two three pointers early on to give OU a 14-4 run that they never looked back on. By halftime, OU led the game 35-25.

After Fairfield came back to within seven, OU went on another big run, this one an 11-2 run, and roared on to victory. The Stags drop to 5-4 on the season while Alexys Vazquez led her team with 17 points.

Ellenberg went four for nine from beyond the arc and is now 72 3-pointers away from the NCAA career record set by Kansas State's Laurie Koehn. She had her great game tonight in front of her 2013 Team USA World University Games championship teammates Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, from the UConn Huskies.

Nicole Kornet added 13 points while Nicole Griffin and Sharane Campbell added 10 points each.

The Oklahoma Sooners' women's basketball team next plays Marist on Saturday, Dec. 21, before taking the Christmas holidays off.

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