Jhasmine Player shoots over Prairie View A&M's Dominique Smith.
Nov. 11, 2007
WACO - Baylor used a 20-4 run to begin the game as the Lady Bears moved to 3-0 for the third-straight season with a 89-61 win over Prairie View A&M (0-3) on Sunday at the Ferrell Center. The win gave the Lady Bears the Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Classic team title.
The Lady Bears used a balanced scoring attack with five players recording double figures, as Danielle Wilson and Rachel Allison led the way with 17 points apiece. Allison shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the field en route to a new career high, while Wilson led the way on the boards with nine. Jhasmin Player and and Jessika Player each chipped-in 14 points, while Angela Tisdale added 10.
"Each of our players has a unique strength about their game," head coach Kim Mulkey said. "If we can just stay away from their weaknesses and just keep getting better, we will be in good shape."
Baylor won the battle of the boards as the Lady Bears out-rebounded the Lady Panthers 37-23. Baylor continued its hot-shooting in the second half, going 17-of-30 (57 percent) and finishing the game hitting 58 percent from the field.
Baylor forced 15 first half turnovers with 10 coming off of steals as the Lady Bears held Prairie View A&M to 28 percent shooting (7-of-25). Baylor hit 59 percent (17-of-29) in the opening stanza to take a 44-20 lead into the break.
Prairie View A&M was led by Dominique Smith, who finished with 18 points after hitting all 10 of her free-throw attempts, while Candice Thomas added 14 and Shavonne Smith scored 13.
The Lady Bears will return to action on Thursday, Nov. 15 as they host UT-Pan American at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.