ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Rachel Allison scored 18 points to help No. 6 Baylor beat Central Florida 79-67 on Thursday in the Paradise Jam.
Morghan Medlock added 13 points, Danielle Wilson 12 and Jhasmin Player had 11 for the Bears (5-0)."I thought our post players carried us tonight," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. "Rachel, Danielle and Morgan were all in double figures for us in the paint."Leading 24-20 with 6:54 left in the first half, Baylor went on a 20-7 run capped by Allison's three-point play a minute into the second half that gave the Bears a 44-27 advantage."It was good to win and be able to give our starters as much rest as possible," Mulkey added.Central Florida cut the deficit to 10 before Baylor put the game away with an 11-1 spurt.Emma Cannon scored 17 points and Angelica Mealing added 15 for Central Florida (1-3), which committed 22 turnovers.Baylor will play Villanova on Friday.