OU women's basketball: Aaryn Ellenberg, Morgan Hook among players Sooners lose

The Oklahoma women’s basketball team wrapped up a disappointing 18-15 campaign with Saturday’s 104-100 first-round loss to DePaul in the NCAA Tournament.
by Jason Kersey Published: March 24, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma's Aaryn Ellenberg, left, had 36 points, but DePaul defeated the Sooners 104-100 to eliminated OU from the NCAA Tournament. 
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Oklahoma's Aaryn Ellenberg, left, had 36 points, but DePaul defeated the Sooners 104-100 to eliminated OU from the NCAA Tournament. AP photo

NORMAN — The Oklahoma women’s basketball team wrapped up a disappointing 18-15 campaign with Saturday’s 104-100 first-round loss to DePaul in the NCAA Tournament.

Here’s an early look at next season’s team:

WHO'S GONE

G Aaryn Ellenberg: The Sooners’ career and single-season 3-point leader went out with a bang, scoring 36 points in Oklahoma’s loss to DePaul.

G Morgan Hook: The point guard from Lowell, Ark., leaves glaring holes at both her position and in leadership. Hook became the team’s unquestioned leader through last season’s struggles.

F Portia Durrett: The rarely used junior-college transfer was 5-foot-5 with a season-high 11 points — accounting for all of OU’s bench points — in the DePaul loss.

C Nicole Griffin: The Sooners’ starting center the past two seasons, Griffin averaged 9.9 points and 5.8 rebounds as a senior.

WHO'S BACK

G Sharane Campbell: Coach Sherri Coale often refers to the Star Spencer product and senior-to-be Campbell as the team’s “X-factor.” When she plays well, the team typically does, too — and vice versa.

G Gioya Carter: Coale compared her to Stacey Dales at the beginning of the season, but the former Carl Albert standout struggled to adapt to the college game as a true freshman. She started 18 games and averaged 5.6 points.

G T’ona Edwards: The former Northeast standout was Hook’s backup point guard and will compete for the starting position as a sophomore. She averaged 1.4 points and appeared in all 33 games.

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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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