WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson makes no
secret that her team's offense revolves around the inside tandem of
Sophia Young and Abiola Wabara.
Young had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Wabara added 14 points
to lead the No. 5 Lady Bears to an 81-74 victory against previously
unbeaten Washington on Friday night. It was the 27th consecutive
win for the Lady Bears (7-0).
"Abbie and Sophia are our bread and butter when it comes to
scoring," Mulkey-Roberton said. "We don't focus on it. We're just
aware of our strength."
Wabara had four points during a 10-2 Baylor run that extended a
59-48 lead to 69-50 midway through the second half. Angela Tisdale
added 10 points for Baylor.
"If you see an opening, you go," Young said. "It's better for
us to take layups instead of jump shots because they're a higher
Cameo Hicks led Washington (5-1) with 15 points, and Dominique
Banks and Jill Bell each scored 11.
Washington outscored Baylor 14-3 over the final three minutes to
cut into a 78-60 deficit. The Huskies hit four of five 3-pointers
during that stretch. They also set a school record by making all 14
of their free throws.
"I liked our poise and fight," Washington coach June Daugherty
said. "We did some good things tonight, but we didn't do enough of
The Huskies took a 17-16 lead on Breanne Watson's jumper with
about 12 minutes left in the first half.
But Baylor went on a 14-2 run to take a 30-19 lead at the 8:49
mark. Tisdale and Jordan Davis hit 3-pointers during the Lady
Young had 12 points as the Lady Bears built a 47-35 halftime