Oct. 31, 2011
WACO, Texas- Baylor got off to a hot start offensively and blew past Western State (Colo.) College, 94-24, in exhibition play on Monday night at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
Five Baylor players scored in doubles figures, led by junior Destiny Williams' game-high 20 points. Junior Brittney Grineradded 16 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, while sophomore guard Odyssey notched six assists and six steals.
"What you get is an opportunity to come out here in front of your fans and get a game-like setting and you want to win," head coach Kim Mulkeysaid. "You get to look at different combinations. It is just an opportunity to get in a game setting."
Jaylan Spencer led Western State with 10 points, while Katie Hall added a team-best seven rebounds.
The Lady Bears broke the game open in the first half, scoring 23 unanswered points over a span of 7:55 to build a 35-5 lead midway through the first half. Baylor made 16 of its first 21 field goal attempts, and shot .640 from the field in the first half on the way to a 53-13 halftime advantage.
"It's exciting," Sims said. "We've got a lot going for us. It was just nice to get back out there. We've got a lot to prove."
Baylor's pressure defense forced 31 Mountaineer turnovers and converted them into 45 points on the way to victory. The Lady Bears ended the day with a .588 field goal percentage, while out-rebounding WSC 52-34.
BU will play one more exhibition contest, hosting St. Edward's University on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center. The regular-season opener against Howard University is slated for Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at home.