Griner’s 30 points lead No. 1 Baylor
BAYLOR 81, OKLAHOMA ST. 62
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.