West Virginia women rally, upset No. 21 Sooners

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Christal Caldwell scored 24 points and freshman Bria Holmes came off the bench to score 17 to lead West Virginia past No. 21 Oklahoma, 82-63, Sunday.

Holmes picked up the scoring load for Taylor Palmer, who got into early foul trouble after scoring 30 points for the Mountaineers (13-8, 5-5 Big 12 Conference) in their 71-68 loss to the Sooners Jan. 2.

Holmes hit four first-half baskets, including three in a row, after West Virginia fell behind, 22-11. She and Caldwell, who had 15 first-half points, helped the Mountaineers outscore the Sooners, 23-5, in the half's final 8:39 to lead, 34-27.

West Virginia held Oklahoma (16-5, 6-3) to 22.7 percent (5 of 22) from 3-point range. The Sooners ranked third in NCAA Division I at 39.5 percent per game.

Joanna McFarland had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Sooners. Morgan Hook also scored 14, and Nicole Griffin and Aaryn Ellenberg scored 12 each.

Other district game

• Charlotte 63, Duquesne 54: Jennifer Hailey scored 20 points and pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds as the 49ers (16-4, 5-1 A-10) defeated the Dukes (17-4, 6-1). Wumi Agunbiade and Vanessa Abel led Duquesne with 13 points apiece.

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