No. 11 Baylor 81, St. John's 58|
Dec. 22, 2007
QUEENS, N.Y. (AP)- Jessica Morrow scored a season-high 22 points to help No. 11 Baylor beat St. John's 81-58 on Saturday.
Danielle Wilson added 15 points for the Lady Bears (9-1), who improved to 93-3 under coach Kim Mulkey when they score 80 points or more.
Tiina Sten and Kia Wright both scored 13 points to lead St. John's (8-4). Monique McLean added 11 for the Red Storm. Freshman Sky Lindsay, who is St. John's second leading scorer at 10.3 points, was held to just four.
With Baylor holding a 61-50 lead midway through the second half, the Lady Bears went on a 7-0 run to put the game away. Morrow capped the spurt with her fourth 3-pointer. St. John's could get no closer than 14 points the rest of the way.
The Red Storm came into the game off a disappointing loss to UAB in the championship game of the Blazer Invitational on Tuesday. St. John's held a 16-point lead with 8:50 left in that game, but couldn't hold it, falling 80-71.
On Saturday, the Red Storm fell behind early. With the game tied at 10, Baylor went on a 15-0 run over the next 5:28 to take a 25-10 lead with 10:09 left in the first half. Kelly McManmon finally ended the scoreless drought with a 3-pointer. The Red Storm responded with a 16-7 spurt to close to 32-26 on Sten's 3-pointer.
The Lady Bears then scored the next nine points to extend their lead back to 15, and they led 44-34 at halftime. Baylor shot 59 percent (17-for-29) from the field in the first half.
St. John's has one more non-conference game against Morgan State on Dec. 30 before opening the Big East season at No. 6 Rutgers on Jan. 5.