Oklahoma State basketball: Cowgirls roll past Texas-Pan American

by Gina Mizell Published: November 20, 2012
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photo - Oklahoma State's Kendra Suttles (31) shoots the ball beside Texas-Pan American's Cassandra Moody (21) during a women's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the University of Texas-Pan American at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.  Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Kendra Suttles (31) shoots the ball beside Texas-Pan American's Cassandra Moody (21) during a women's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the University of Texas-Pan American at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

— The game was fewer than two minutes old, and Jim Littell had already seen enough.

The Oklahoma State women's basketball coach called timeout following a sluggish start from his Cowgirls. They had turned it over on their first three possessions and hadn't gotten a shot off. They weren't playing good enough defense against Texas-Pan American.

But the No. 21 Cowgirls quickly turned things around after that, rolling to a 96-42 victory Tuesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

“(Littell's) really emphasized coming out hard at the beginning, because you can lose the game in the first five minutes,” OSU forward Toni Young said. “We came out a little soft, but after we got that good talking (to), we straightened up fast.”

Tuesday's offensive performance was the third time in four games OSU (4-0) has scored at least 90 points.

And it continues to use a balanced attack, as seven players finished in double figures. Liz Donohoe led all scorers with 19 points, while Tiffany Bias had 15, Young had 13, Brittney Martin and LaShawn Jones each had 12, Lindsey Keller had 11 and Kendra Suttles had 10.

“Our team is starting to take pride in that,” Littell said. “That's the way we're going to be a good basketball team, as long as we keep sharing the basketball.”

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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