Cougars Fall To Baylor 76-39

Nov. 29, 2003

WACO, Texas - Sophomore Sophia Young scored a career-high 27 points asthe Baylor women's basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a76-39 win Saturday night over Washington State at the Ferrell Center.

The 37-point margin of victory was actually the smallest of the youngseason for the Lady Bears (3-0), who have won their first three games byan average of 43 points per game. Washington State (3-1) lost for thefirst time this season, but the Cougars have already won more games thanthey did last season, when the squad went 2-26.

Young led all players with 27 points and added eight rebounds, whilejunior Steffanie Blackmon scored 18 points and fell one rebound shy of adouble-double. Senior Bianca McCall led the Cougars with nine points andeight rebounds.

Young had 15 points in the first half and Blackmon had 10 as Baylorcarried a 40-23 lead into halftime. The Lady Bears are averaging a22-point lead at halftime in three games this season.

On the night, Baylor outshot Washington State 55 percent to 26 percent.The Lady Bears have shot over 50 percent in all three games and areshooting 54 percent from the floor on the season.

Saturday night served as a reunion of sorts, as sisters Jessika andNikki Stratton faced off for the first time as collegiate players.Jessika, a Baylor senior, had eight points, five rebounds and fourassists on the night. Nikki, a freshman at Washington State, recordedher first collegiate basket and played a season-high 18 minutes.

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