Griner’s 30 points lead No. 1 Bay­lor



Brit­tney Griner had 30 points, 10 re­bounds and a ca­reer-high seven as­sists to lead top-ranked Bay­lor to its 19th straight win Satur­day night, 81-62 over No. 19 Ok­la­homa State in Stillwater, Okla.

The Lady Bears (20-1, 10-0 Big 12) took con­trol with an 18-2 run im­me­di­ately af­ter Coach Kim Mulkey called timeout and put her five starters back on the floor with 10 min­utes 3 sec­onds re­main­ing, just af­ter Liz Dono­hoe’s scoop shot put the Cow­girls (15-5, 4-5) up 21-16.

Dono­hoe led the Cow­girls with 24 points, one off her sea­son best.

CON­NECTI­CUT 71, ST. JOHN’S 65: Kaleena MosquedaLewis scored 19 points and Kelly Faris added 17 as the third-ranked Huskies had to work hard for a win in New York.

With the game tied at 57, Mosqueda-Lewis took over, scor­ing the next seven points for Con­necti­cut (20-1, 7-1 Big East). She had a three-point play and then hit four free throws for a 64-59 lead with 1 minute 55 sec­onds left. Faris tacked on a three-pointer 20 sec­onds later to seal the win.

Shen­neika Smith led the Red Storm (10-10, 4-4) with 21 points while Hand­ford added 17.

NOTRE DAME 64, CINCIN­NATI 42: In South Bend, Ind., Kayla McBride scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half as the No. 2 Fight­ing Ir­ish jumped to an early 23point lead en route to their 15th straight vic­tory.

The win­ning streak matches the fourth-long­est in school his­tory, also ac­com­plished in 2009-10 and 1990-91. The vic­tory was the 699th ca­reer win in 31 sea­sons for Coach Muf­fet McGraw, 26 coach­ing Notre Dame (20-1, 8-0 Big East). Cincin­nati (8-13, 0-8) fell to 0-9 all-time against the Ir­ish.

Kaila Turner added 11 points for the Ir­ish, who had a 38-24 re­bound­ing ad­van­tage. Kayla Cook led the Bearcats with 12 points.


Con­necti­cut for­ward Mor­gan Tuck tries to get past St. John’s de­fender Am­ber Thompson.

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