Oklahoma women's basketball notebook: Sue Guevara helped turn around Central Michigan

When Sue Guevara arrived at Central Michigan in 2007, the Chippewas were a struggling program. Central Michigan had posted just one winning season since 1992-93.
by Ryan Aber Published: March 21, 2013

“This has been a very rewarding journey,” Sooners coach Sherri Coale said. “We're playing really, really well and then all of the sudden it's (injuries to) Maddie (Manning) and Whitney (Hand) boom boom and everything changes so at Christmas we have to re-evaluate.

“Our goal was to finish in the top three in the league and to get, ironically, an opportunity to play in Oklahoma City. As we stand here now, that's exactly what we did.”

OU guard Aaryn Ellenberg wants another shot at UCLA, which beat the Sooners 86-80 on Nov. 14 in Norman.

“That would be some great basketball,” Ellenberg said. “I don't think we played our best basketball the last time we played them.”


Immediately after finding out the Sooners' opponent, Coale was asked which Big 12 team she'd compare the Chippewas to.

She didn't have an answer then, but after watching film on Central Michigan, she came up with one.

“They're a lot like Kansas State,” Coale said. “They don't have a Brittany Chambers, though they do have a very good 3-point shooter.”

Niki DiGuilio is hitting 42 percent (60 of 143) from behind the 3-point line for the Chippewas.

by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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