Oklahoma State basketball: Cowgirls rout Vermont

The Cowgirls blew through Vermont 83-30 on Sunday, and the Catamounts' scoring output also set a school record for the fewest points allowed by a Cowgirl basketball team.
BY BRENDON MORRIS For The Oklahoman Modified: December 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm •  Published: December 16, 2012
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photo - Oklahoma State's Toni Young (15) fights for Vermont's Kaylea Britton (25) for a loose ball during the women's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and Vermont at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Sunday,Dec. 16, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Toni Young (15) fights for Vermont's Kaylea Britton (25) for a loose ball during the women's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and Vermont at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Sunday,Dec. 16, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

— The nation's longest win streak just got a little bit longer.

The owner, No. 16 Oklahoma State, moved it to 14 straight wins dating back to last season's WNIT run. The Cowgirls blew through Vermont 83-30 on Sunday.

The lopsided result was driven by a hot start for Brittney Martin. The guard converted seven of her eight first-half shots to lead the team with 14 points at the break.

“I thought she had a great first half,” OSU coach Jim Littell said. “She can create her own shot off the dribble. I thought she went away from that a little bit in the second half, and we need her to stay focused on it, but I thought she played really well.”

Martin and the Cowgirls (8-0) jumped out to a huge lead out of the gate and led 46-17 at halftime.

Fueling that score was a near-perfect blend of high-powered offense and suffocating defense, with junior point guard Tiffany Bias leading the way.

“I thought Tiffany had one of her better games,” Littell said. “She always brings the same type of focus and intensity every night out. The effort level for her never changes.”

Bias' seven steals kept Vermont's offense at bay, and that combined with a strong rebounding performance proved to be lethal for the visitors.

Martin, Liz Donohoe, LaShawn Jones, and Toni Young led the charge as the team grabbed 44 missed shots. Their success wasn't surprising, as they seemed to be in the right place at the right time nearly every time a shot rattled loose.



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