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OU women’s notebook: Courtney Paris reaches another milestone

Oklahoman Modified: March 30, 2009 at 3:53 pm •  Published: March 30, 2009
Oklahoma All-American Courtney Paris became the first women’s college basketball player in history to record 2,500 points and 2,000 rebounds in a career. She was four rebounds shy of the mark entering Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh. Paris now has 2,005 career rebounds.

It is her 19th NCAA record.

Sooner forward Amanda Thompson, who started in all but one of OU’s regular-season games, didn’t enter Sunday’s game until the 10:22 mark in the second half.

Thompson, who aggravated an old tendon injury in her left foot during the Big 12 Tournament, has been wearing a protective boot in practice. She missed OU’s first-round game against Prairie View A&M and played only 3 minutes against Georgia Tech.

She logged just 3 minutes against the Panthers, as well.

Poor 3-point shooting derailed the Sooners in a loss to Texas A&M in the Big 12 Tournament.

But Sunday, the Sooners had one of their better perimeter shooting performances of the season.

Whitney Hand led the way by making 4 of 8 attempts from 3-point range. But she wasn’t the only Sooner with a hot hand.


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