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Oklahoma women's basketball notebook: Whitney Hand has 4 steals in exhibition win; Lyndsey Cloman's career over

BY STEPHANIE KUZYDYM Modified: November 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm •  Published: November 1, 2012

— Oklahoma's Whitney Hand stretched out her right hand and swatted the ball, dribbled and ran away from Oklahoma Christian with the basketball.

The senior guard did that move multiple times in the first half of the Sooners' 118-53 victory, finishing with four steals to lead the team.

With a little over 16 minutes left in the game, Portia Durrett stole the ball and began to dribble back toward Oklahoma's basket. She passed the ball to Maddie Manning, who got it stolen from her for the second turnover in nine seconds.

The game was full of back-to-back turnovers and littered with steals and drops.

At the half, Oklahoma Christian led Oklahoma in turnovers 20-12.

Oklahoma ended the exhibition with 22 turnovers. Oklahoma Christian ended with 32.


Lyndsey Cloman's basketball career is over. The back injury that caused the OU junior to miss the 2010-2011 postseason is forcing her to stop playing basketball.

"Her back issue continues to worsen," Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale said. "She will not be playing. For Lyndsey's future, she's 21 years old and she's got a bad back, but we'd like her to live a healthy life. It was a very tough decision for Lyndsey but probably the right one."

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