WACO, Texas (AP) -- The Baylor Lady Bears went right back to work
after a nine-day layoff for final exams.
Danielle Wilson had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 9
Baylor to a 100-48 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday
"We had finals so we took some practice days off," said Rachel
Allison, who had a 13 points and 10 rebounds. "It was a good game
to work on some things."
Jhasmin Player added 16 points, Rachel Allison had 13 and Angela
Tisdale and Jessika Bradley scored 10 each to help the Lady Bears
(10-1) win their seventh straight.
"I tried to go for the offensive boards today," said Wilson,
who had five offensive rebounds.
Baylor opened the second half with a 19-5 run and stretched its
lead to 72-26 over the winless Lady Lions (0-8) with just over 12
minutes remaining. The Lady Bears shot 62 percent from the field,
connecting on 41 of their 66 shots.
"I was glad to have this game," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said.
"Our focus now is not check out early mentally and finish out
The game marked the second straight time the Lady Bears have
scored 100 or more this season. Baylor beat Sam Houston 117-50 on
Baylor dominated the Lady Lions in the paint, outscoring
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 64-14. The Lady Bears also forced 31 turnovers,
resulting in 43 Baylor points.
Delores Hughley led Arkansas-Pine Bluff with 22 points, 18 of
them on 3-pointers, while Arica Green added 12.
Hughley's 3-pointer narrowed the Baylor lead to 17-15 with just
under 12 minutes left in the first half. But the Lady Bears
outscored Arkansas-Pine Bluff 36-6 to close out the period and led
53-21 at halftime.
Baylor shot 62 percent in the first half, hitting 21 of 34
attempts and dominated the Lady Lions inside. The Lady Bears also
scored 34 points in the paint compared to eight for Arkansas-Pine
Bluff and forced 16 turnovers resulting in 24 Baylor points.