Texas guard Lashann Higgs drives around Oklahoma guard Maddie Manning during a game in 2018. [NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Texas women’s basketball team wins fifth straight

Posted January 28th, 2020

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The Texas women’s basketball team dominated the Oklahoma Sooners on the way to a 70-53 win in Norman on Tuesday night.

Lashann Higgs led all scorers with a season-high 19 points and Joyner Holmes added a double-double, scoring 14 points to go with 10 rebounds to help Texas pick up its fifth win in a row.

The Longhorns (14-6, 6-2 Big 12) hit 45 percent of their shots while OU hit on just 36 percent.

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Texas dominated the boards, collecting 45 rebounds to the Sooners’ 32. The Longhorns also outscored the Sooners (10-10, 3-5) 46-34 inside the paint.

The score was close after the first period, but Texas went into halftime with a 14-point lead.

Texas used a 16-0 run which started in the first period and continued through the second quarter to take control. Higgs hit a 3-pointer to put Texas up 16-15 in the first quarter and Texas extended the lead to 29-15 with 5:45 left in the second quarter.

The lead never dropped below double digits and got as high as 28 points when Joanne Allen-Taylor hit a 3-pointer to make it 70-42 with 3:06 left in regulation. Allen-Taylor scored five points in 15 minutes as every Longhorn logged time in the contest.

Celeste Taylor scored 13 points for Texas while Charli Collier added 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting to go with six rebounds.

Madi Williams led the Sooner with 16 points.

Texas now has to turn its attention to the No. 2 Baylor Bears who they face on Friday at 6 p.m. The home game will be televised on FS1.

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