Washington Outlasted By The Lady Bears

Dec. 15, 2004

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SEATTLE (AP) - Sophia Young scored a season-high 22 points to lead sixth-ranked Baylor to its eighth straight victory, 74-58 over Washington on Wednesday night.

Young's performance came on her 21st birthday, and Baylor (8-1) has not lost since a season-opening 1-point defeat to top-ranked Louisiana State. The winning streak matches a run the Lady Bears had during the 2002-03 campaign.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Emily Niemann broke a tie and gave the Lady Bears a 50-44 lead with 16:45 left.

Steffanie Blackmon, Niemann and Chameka Scott had 15 points apiece for Baylor. A first-half blocked shot by Blackmon made her Baylor's all-time leader with 141.

Washington (4-5) played well in the first half, when it led by as many as 11 points, but the shots didn't fall after the break. The Huskies made only seven baskets in the second half.

Cameo Hicks led the Huskies with 15 points. Kayla Burt scored all 14 of hers in the first half.

Washington, which has lost four of its last five games, took a 13-4 lead in the first four minutes. Baylor tied it at 38 apiece on a layup by Blackmon.

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