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No. 9 Baylor defeats Texas Tech for 11th straight victory

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Angela Tisdale helped Baylor extend its
winning streak.

Tisdale scored 21 points to lead the No. 9 Lady Bears to their
11th-straight victory, a 61-54 win over Texas Tech on Wednesday
night.

She made four 3-pointers and stretched Baylor's second-half lead
to 48-39 with her final 3 with 9{ minutes remaining.

"Angela Tisdale can nail down those shots," Baylor coach Kim
Mulkey said. "We moved Jhasmin Player to the point, and Tizzy went
to the two and hit some open shots."

Baylor forced Texas Tech (9-6, 0-1) into 23 turnovers, resulting
in 19 points.

Despite shooting just 29 percent and making only 19 of 32 free
throws, Baylor (14-1, 1-0) eased past Texas Tech in the Big 12
opener for both teams.

"I hate the game was as ugly as it was," Mulkey said. "But I
thought the youth on our basketball team hung in there and fought
some seniors on the other team, and we won. There's no such thing
as a bad victory."

Brooke Baughman cut the Baylor lead to 59-54 with a 40-foot,
3-pointer with 32 seconds left to play, but Texas Tech didn't score
again.

"I wish we had a little bit more time," Lady Raiders coach
Kristy Curry said. "The biggest thing was too many missed free
throws and too many turnovers. If we could just find a way to
correct a couple of little things, it would have been different."

Chesley Dabbs paced the Lady Raiders with 12 points, while
Alesha Robertson and Patrice Edwards scored 10 each.

Texas Tech jumped out to a 10-1 lead as Baylor missed its first
12 shots from the floor before Tisdale hit a 3-pointer with just
over 13 minutes left in the first half to start an 11-0 run.

After Edwards tied the game at 12-12 with a layup, the Lady
Bears put together a 12-4 run and went in front 24-16 with just
under five minutes remaining.

Baylor led 30-25 at the half with Tisdale pacing the Lady Bear
scoring with eight points, while Robertson led the Lady Raider
offense with seven.

Prior to the game, Baylor retired the jersey number 31 that had
been worn by Sheila Lambert. Lambert played for the Lady Bears two
seasons from 2000 to 2002 after transferring from Grayson Community
College and scored 1,315 career points.