March 31, 2012
Waco, Texas -
Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling lost to Oregon, 275.135-265.990, in the teams' final 2012 regular-season meet on Saturday night at the Ferrell Center.
Baylor (2-4) showed progress, cutting the final margin in half from Oregon's 20-point victory when the teams met on March 4 in Eugene, Ore.
The Bears and Ducks were tied after the first even when both teams scored 38.55 in Compulsories. Oregon used a strong performance in the Acro event to take the lead by outscoring Baylor 28.55-25.74, and the Ducks maintained their lead the rest of the way.
Baylor scored 29.6 in the Pyramid event, but Oregon widened its lead by putting 29.85 points on the board. The Ducks held a 96.95-93.89 lead at the halftime break, and Oregon extended its lead to 125.6-121.94 after winning the Basket Toss event by .6 points.
A 56.23 score in the Tumbling event helped Oregon separate itself from the Bears, who came up nearly two points short with 54.4 in the fifth event of the meet. The Ducks held a 5.49-point lead heading into the final event - the Team Routine.
Oregon scored 93.31 points in the Team Routine, and the Bears came up short with 89.65 points. The Bears' 9.145 margin of defeat was less than half the 19.895 points Baylor lost by in its previous meeting against the Ducks.
Baylor returns to action when it hosts the 2012 NCATA National Championships at the Ferrell Center. The three-day event begins April 26 and runs through April 28.