Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners coach Sherri Coale adds two volleyball players to depleted roster

Tara Dunn, Eden Williams bring some basketball experience, though they will not see much court time. They add depth to a roster shredded by injuries.
by Jason Kersey Published: December 27, 2012
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NORMAN — Oklahoma women's basketball coach Sherri Coale added two players to her thin roster this week; she didn't have to go far to find either of them.

Tara Dunn and Eden Williams, both from the Oklahoma volleyball squad, joined the basketball team, increasing the number of healthy players on the Sooners' roster to 10.

Neither Dunn nor Williams is expected to see much game action; their roles will primarily be providing practice depth for the Sooners, who have lost four players to season-ending injuries since preseason workouts began.

Oklahoma's most recent injury was its most devastating. Senior guard Whitney Hand, undoubtedly the team's leader and most popular player, tore an ACL, prematurely ending her career.

Hand had surgery on the knee Thursday, and the operation was a success, according to an OU spokesman.

The Sooners (9-2) beat California-Riverside 70-46 at home in their last outing, with junior guard Aaryn Ellenberg scoring a season-high 27 points. For that performance, Ellenberg was named the Big 12 Conference's Player of the Week on Thursday.


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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