8:00 PM ET, December 2, 2005
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 percentage shot."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 them."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 Bears' run.Young had 12 points as the Lady Bears built a 47-35 halftime lead.