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OU notebook: Ashley Paris’s woes

Oklahoman Modified: March 25, 2009 at 12:42 am •  Published: March 25, 2009
Oklahoma forward Ashley Paris missed her first seven field-goal attempts against Georgia Tech, and most were wide-open looks or point-blank range.

"Just blew it,” said Paris, who finally hit a shot three minutes into the second half. "I just blew it. Fortunately, Whitney (Hand) and Danielle (Robinson) were able to score consistently and pick up for me, but I just blew wide-open lay-ups.”

Paris finished with a season-high 16 rebounds but was still bothered by her shooting.

"I think I was just rushing it,” she said.

Amanda Thompson played only three minutes Tuesday night, but with the Sooners in control much of the game, they didn’t need her to play more.

"They were doing fine,” she said. "I was like, ‘You all take it.’”

Hobbled recently by a foot injury, Thompson didn’t limp during her time on the court.

In beating Georgia Tech, OU notched win No. 30. It’s the third time in program history that the Sooners have reached that plateau.

The other two seasons — 2002 and 2006.

With Courtney Paris facing first-half foul trouble, Abi Olajuwon played some important minutes.


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