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Oklahoma 85, Siena 70

11/29/2003

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.

Katelyn Dooley paced the Saints (1-2) with 16 points and
Michelle Blot added 13. Siena was held to 42 percent shooting.

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.