NORMAN, Okla. — Gabby Gregory’s reputation as a scorer preceded her debut at Oklahoma. The former Holland Hall star was expected to contribute immediately when she got on campus earlier this fall.
“She can get to the rim whenever she wants to,” OU junior Ana Llanusa said before the season. “She can body someone who gets herself into the room but she also has a jump shot ,and she also has can shoot the three.”
Gregory lived up to the praise Tuesday in OU’s 78-65 win over Abilene Christian at Lloyd Noble Center. The freshman guard scored a career-high 18 points off 5-of-6 shooting and 2-of-2 from behind the 3-point line.
Taylor Robertson (21 points) and Madi Williams (17) also shouldered the scoring load on a night Llanusa — the team’s leading scorer through six games — went cold, making just 2 of 13 shots from the field and 1 of 5 from long range.
OU (4-2) held Abilene Christian (4-1) without a field goal for the final 2:55. The Sooners led by as many as 16 points down the stretch after letting the lead dip to 42-39 with 5:13 left in the third quarter.
The Sooners travel to Wichita State for a 2 p.m. game Saturday.
Palmateer is sports editor for The Norman Transcript, a CNHI News Service publication.