Oklahoma women's basketball: Nicole Kornet scores 26 points off the bench in OU's rout of Maryland Eastern Shore

OU guard Aaryn Ellenberg exited the game after playing just four minutes and did not return with a left knee strain. The injury is not believed to be serious.
by Trent Shadid Published: December 15, 2013
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— Sophomore guard Nicole Kornet needed just 21 minutes to produce the best performance of her career.

Kornet scored a career-high 26 points off the bench, leading No. 20 Oklahoma to a 105-46 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore at Lloyd Noble Center on Sunday.

“It felt good, that's for sure,” said Kornet, who also had a career-high six steals and matched a career high with seven rebounds. “I've been struggling around the 3-point line, and just shooting in general. I think (today) I just drove it and was more aggressive. That's what sparked my shooting.”

Kornet finished 8-for-11 from the field, connecting on three of her six attempts from 3-point range.

OU (7-3) jumped out to a 32-8 lead in the first 10 minutes, and took a 54-15 lead into halftime.

“I thought we played together, shared the basketball, and got important minutes for a lot of guys as we develop our depth,” said OU coach Sherri Coale. “It's a game that we can use to get better. Our approach to the things we've been working on was pretty good. It's easy to get involved when guys are making plays like (Kornet) did today.”

Post players Nicole Griffin and Kaylon Williams led a dominant effort down low as the Sooners out-rebounded the Hawks 59-37.

Griffin just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds, and Williams had 14 points off the bench.


by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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