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Second-half run pushes Baylor to easy win

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Sophia Young welcomed the chance to get a
little rest.
After averaging more than 37 minutes in Baylor's first three
games, Young played only 29 minutes against Texas A&M-Corpus
Christi. She made the most of her time, scoring 20 points and
grabbing 10 rebounds to lead No. 5 Baylor to a 92-64 win Tuesday
night.
"It was good to get a break," she said. "It was exciting to
sit down and watch the others play and see what they can do."
Jhasmine Player came off the bench and scored 16 points, while
Latoya Wyatt added 15 points and Angela Tisdale 14 as Baylor (4-0)
extended its winning streak to 24 games.
"The best thing about tonight was that everybody got to play
double minutes," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson said.
Ahead 58-45 five minutes into the second half, Baylor put
together a 14-2 run and put the game out-of-reach at 72-47.
Young scored her final four points during the stretch, and
Player connected on a one-and-one opportunity to cap the run.
Terra Andrews had 31 points to lead the Islanders (0-2). Elisa
Beagle added 12.
Baylor's tenacious defense forced Texas A&M-Corpus Christi into
26 turnovers with the Lady Bears converting them into 38 points.
Baylor took a 20-8 lead with just under 13 minutes remaining in
the first half on Angela Tisdale's 3-pointer. Young scored 15
first-half points as Baylor built a 48-33 halftime advantage.
"We knew Baylor was strong, and Sophia Young is an outstanding
player," A&M-Corpus Christi coach Jodi Kest said. "But we want
our kids to play the best, and anything can always happen."