No. 21 Oklahoma women pull out late win at Washington 71-68
Ponca City Now - December 7, 2015 9:44 am
SEATTLE (AP) – Maddie Manning scored 15 points and had a key block in the final seconds to lead No. 21 Oklahoma past Washington 71-68 on Sunday for its six straight win.
Washington’s Kelsey Plum drove to the basket in the final seconds, but Manning blocked the shot and grabbed the rebound. Manning was fouled and hit both free throws with 3.6 seconds left to seal it.
Gabbi Ortiz scored 12 points and Kaylon Williams added 11 for Oklahoma (7-1).
Plum scored 30 points – 16 in the fourth quarter – for Washington (6-2). Chantel Osahor added 13 points and Brianna Ruiz had 12.
Plum entered the game leading the country in scoring with 28.1 points a game. Oklahoma kept her scoreless in the third quarter, but she took over to start the fourth. Plum scored 13 points in the first 3 1/2 minutes of the fourth to give the Huskies a six-point lead.
Oklahoma trailed 68-63 with two minutes to play. Manning scored on an inbound pass with 50 seconds left to cut the Huskies’ lead to 68-67. After Plum missed a jumper, T’ona Edwards raced down for a layup with 13 seconds left to give Oklahoma a 69-68 lead.