Nov. 28, 2003
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Beky Preston had 16 points as No. 19 Oklahoma stopped Siena 85-70 Friday night in the opening round of the Yellowbook Turkey Shoot-out.
Maria Villarroel and Leah Rush accounted for 13 points each for the Sooners (3-0).
Oklahoma, which got 8 points each from Caton Hill, Dionnah Jackson, and Larua Andrews, will play host Pepperdine in the tournament's championship round on Saturday night.
Oklahoma struggled early on as the Saints forced six turnovers in the first nine minutes. Siena closed the gap to 23-20, but the Sooners made 11 of 11 free throws as they raced to the break with a 14-point cushion.
Oklahoma opened the second half on a 28-16 run and took its biggest lead -
26 points - with 7:25 remaining.