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Kelli Griffin quits Lady Bears

WACO, Texas -- Baylor point guard Kelli Griffin has quit the second-ranked Lady Bears one week before their season opener.

The school announced Griffin's decision in a statement before an exhibition game against Texas A&M-International on Friday. No reason was given for the departure of Griffin, one of four returning starters.

Griffin had started 50 consecutive games for Baylor, which went to the NCAA Final Four last season. Griffin averaged 6.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists a game over her three seasons and is seventh in career assists for the Lady Bears with 362.