GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Oregon 98, Oklahoma 93

By AARON BEARD
AP Basketball Writer

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Nyara Sabally scored 20 of her career high 30 points after halftime to help ninth-ranked Oregon rally from 11 down and beat Oklahoma 98-93 in the first round of the women's Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

The 6-foot-5 Sabally went 11 for 19 from the floor while also finishing with 11 rebounds, three blocks and four assists in a dominating effort in the paint for the Ducks (3-0). That included a floater in the lane that started the game-turning 9-0 burst in the final 2 minutes that finally pulled Oregon free against a guard-heavy Oklahoma team that was quick to push the action and even quicker to catch-and-fire from behind the arc.

The Ducks won despite being shorthanded in the backcourt due to injuries. They also didn't have point guard Maddie Scherr for much of the second half because of foul trouble. She earned the playful nickname "120" from coach Kelly Graves for how many minutes she'd need to play over the three 40-minute games at the Atlantis resort. She only played 28 because of the foul issues.

Sydney Parrish added 18 points, while Sedona Prince had 11 points and 11 boards for Oregon, which shot 47%.

Taylor Robertson scored 29 points and hit 7 of 10 3-pointers to lead the Sooners (3-1), who spread the floor to stretch out the bigger Ducks and fearlessly kept launching from deep. Her last came from the left corner in the final seconds to cut the deficit to 96-93 after Oregon had made its move, but Parrish hit two free throws with 5.1 seconds left to help the Ducks hold on.

Oklahoma shot just 36%, but made 14 of 36 3-pointers (39%) and 27 of 33 free throws (82%).


Oregon
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
N. Sabally F 31 11-19 7-8 1-1 3-11 4 3 1 3 4 30
S. Prince F 29 5-9 1-4 0-0 4-11 3 2 0 2 4 11
A. Hurst G 37 4-10 2-2 2-7 0-2 1 0 0 2 5 12
S. Parrish G 28 4-11 7-8 3-8 0-6 2 0 1 0 0 18
M. Scherr G 28 2-10 4-4 1-3 1-3 4 0 2 4 4 9
C. Pinto 24 3-5 3-3 1-2 1-2 4 0 2 2 3 10
K. Watson 18 4-4 0-0 0-0 2-3 2 1 1 3 2 8
P. Kyei 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 1 0
S. Dufficy 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 33-70
(.471)
24-29
(.828)
8-21
(.381)
13-46 20 6 8 16 23 98


Oklahoma
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
N. Lampkin F 13 1-3 1-1 0-0 1-2 1 0 0 0 3 3
A. Llanusa G 33 6-17 3-7 3-10 2-4 3 0 2 3 3 18
T. Robertson G 32 7-13 8-8 7-10 0-1 8 0 1 0 1 29
M. Williams G 30 7-19 2-2 3-7 2-7 4 0 3 2 5 19
K. Washington G 18 0-3 5-6 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 6 4 5
N. Tot 22 0-2 1-2 0-2 0-4 3 0 0 1 0 1
S. Vann 18 1-9 2-2 1-5 4-9 3 1 2 0 3 5
L. Scott 16 2-3 3-3 0-0 1-3 0 0 1 2 4 7
K. Tucker 10 1-3 2-2 0-1 1-2 0 0 1 1 0 4
E. Svoboda 8 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 3 2
Totals   200 26-73
(.356)
27-33
(.818)
14-36
(.389)
15-41 22 1 10 16 26 93


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