Nov. 30, 2006
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WACO, Texas - Bernice Mosby's lay-up with 2.2 seconds remaining in the game thwarted an upset bid by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi as the No. 13 Baylor Lady Bears claimed a hard-fought, 64-62 victory over the Islanders in action at the Ferrell Center on Thursday night.
"Youth showed up tonight; but, we won. I give credit to the other team," head coach Kim Mulkey said. "We don't take anybody lightly. We take every opponent seriously. I give them credit, they played well."
Although the Lady Bears (7-1) could never build a lead larger than 10 points over the Islanders, Baylor seemed in control of the contest as BU held a 51-42 advantage with only 8:43 to play.
However, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi exploded for 10 straight points over the next 2:20 as the Islanders took a surprising 52-51 lead with only six minutes remaining.
In a frantic final six minutes, the lead changed hands six times as the score was tied on four separate occasions before Mosby broke a 62-62 tie with a driving lay-up with only 2.2 seconds remaining to give Baylor a two-point lead.
The Islanders desperation heave at the buzzer came up short as Baylor picked up a thrilling two-point win and moved to 34-3 all-time in games in November under head coach Kim Mulkey.
Mosby led all scores on the night with 21 points as the senior connected on 9-of-10 free throws on the evening as the senior has reached double figures in scoring in every game this season.
"In the second half I felt like I wanted to do this for my team. It wasn't about my scoring 21 points and the game winning shot," Mosby said. "We cannot take any team lightly. We're young and we need to focus more on each opponent as we go forward."
Kirbria Lewis led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with 16 points as Elisa Beagle added 14 points off the bench for the Islanders in the loss.
added 14 points in the win while Jhasmin Player
scored 11 points as the Lady Bears had three players reach double figures on the night.
Baylor forced 24 turnovers in the win while the Islanders managed only five assists on the night, the lowest total for a Baylor opponent this season.
The Lady Bears will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 2, when Baylor hosts Southeast Missouri at 7:00 p.m.