Baylor center Erin DeGrate (22) leaps for the ball towards Lamar center Rikiah Cowart (20) and Lamar guard Amber Vidal (5) within the indispensable half of an NCAA faculty basketball game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photograph/Jerry Larson)
Issues evened out beautiful nicely for No. 2 Baylor in its 2d game in three nights, and before traveling about 2,200 miles for a vacation outing when the Woman Bears will play three games in three days.
Graduate switch Erin DeGrate scored 19 capabilities, NaLyssa Smith added 18 on 8-of-8 capturing and Queen Egbo had one other double-double as the defending national champion Woman Bears stretched their winning walk to 34 games with a 90-28 victory over Lamar on Thursday evening.
“All people obtained to play and all people obtained to ranking and develop something correct,” coach Kim Mulkey acknowledged. “We’re on the point of hasten to the Virgin Islands and we play three games in three days, and that used to be the conception, and it labored out where I’d also develop that.”
With preseason AP All-The united states put up Lauren Cox restful out with an actual foot ache, all 10 avid gamers who obtained within the game scored for the Woman Bears (5-0). All played beautiful grand a half, with DeGrate’s season-excessive 21 minutes essentially the most, and 19 the fewest by anybody.
Egbo had 12 capabilities and 10 capabilities in 19 minutes for her 2d double-double in a row. Te’a Cooper had 12 capabilities with three 3-pointers.
Mulkey rotated avid gamers all through, all whereas Lamar (1-3) used to be held to single digits in every quarter. The Woman Bears had a 35-13 halftime lead after their starters sat on the bench your complete 2d quarter.
“Yeah, I if truth be told feel discover it irresistible’s correct on story of we can relaxation our bodies and on the end of the day we’re working on us,” Smith acknowledged. “So correct for the 2d community to head in and correct work on our offense, things we develop in prepare, and for us to correct reach tell that we generally develop in prepare, correct to develop it in a game.”
Angel Hastings had 13 capabilities for Lamar, which shot 18 percent overall (10 of 57) and used to be outrebounded 45-12. Leading scorer Amber Vidal, who used to be averaging 16.3 capabilities a game, scored most efficient 2 capabilities whereas making most efficient 1 of 16 photos.
Lamar had its most efficient lead when Hastings hit a 3-pointer to manufacture it 5-4 correct over 2 minutes into the game, and dangle been down most efficient one point before Egbo’s jumper started a 16-0 streak over the final 6 1/2 minutes of the indispensable quarter to manufacture it 24-7.
Lamar: First-yr coach Aqua Franklin and the Cardinals lost 70% of the group’s scoring from final season’s Southland Conference champions.
Baylor: The Woman Bears dangle obtained 44 home games in a row, and dangle obtained their final 54 home games towards non-convention opponents since a loss to UConn in January 2014. … Baylor shot 68 percent from the sphere (36 of 53), the fourth-most efficient for a game in faculty historical previous. “We shot the ball better than I realized,” Mulkey acknowledged.
NOT ALL GOOD
The Woman Bears struggled a tiny bit with ball clutch watch over, the 21 turnovers being seven extra than their group moderate. They also shot most efficient 58 percent (15 of 26) on free throws.
“Free throws are going to fee us if we can’t rise up there and manufacture free throws,” Mulkey acknowledged. “The 2 negatives dangle been the turnovers and overlooked free throws, nevertheless the certain used to be all people obtained to play and all people obtained to ranking and develop something correct.”
Lamar hosts Louisiana-Lafayette on Monday.
Baylor heads to the U.S. Virgin Islands to play three games within the within the Paradise Jam. The Woman Bears play Washington Affirm on Thanksgiving Day.