WACO, Texas (AP) -- Sophia Young scored 22 points and grabbed 11
rebounds to lead Baylor (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today; No. 12 AP) to a 73-60 win over Texas Tech on
Rachel Allison added 16 points and Jessica Morrow 15, both
career highs, for the Lady Bears (19-5, 9-4 Big 12).
The Lady Raiders (12-12, 7-6) tied the game at 52 on a layup by
LaToya Davis with just more than 11 minutes remaining. But Baylor
put together a 12-4 run and took a 64-56 lead on Allison's layup
with 4:55 to play.
Texas Tech managed to cut Baylor's lead to six points twice, the
last time at 66-60 with just over 2 minutes showing on the clock.
Baylor was perfect at the free throw line, hitting all 20 foul
shots, 14 of them in the first half. Young and Angela Tisdale both
hit all eight of their foul shots. The 20-for-20 performance came
one short of tying Missouri's Big 12 record set in a game against
Oklahoma on Jan. 28, 2004.
Davis led all scorers with 23 points, while Erin Grant added 19
for the Lady Raiders.
Young's layup gave Baylor a 10-8 lead that the Lady Bears never
relinquished with just over 15 minutes remaining in the first half.
Baylor stretched the margin to 40-34 at halftime, with Young
scoring 14 points in the first half.