Erin DeGrate and Brittany Brewer combined for 23 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Texas Tech women’s basketball team dropped a 97-49 decision to No. 6 Baylor in a Big 12 game held at the Ferrell Center in Waco.
“Baylor is really good,” said Tech coach Candi Whitaker, whose squad dropped to 6-7 overall and 0-2 in the Big 12. “I think they have a chance to do something special. They’re always good, but I think this year they’re really good. … I think we had a lot of people get better in this game as far as our team is concerned.”
Thanks to a 7-2 run, fueled by five points from Brielle Blaire, the Lady Raiders enjoyed a 9-8 advantage with seven minutes left in the first quarter.
But the Lady Bears answered with a game-changing 21-4 run to take a 29-13 lead, which it never relinquished, at the end of the first.
Kalani Brown (26 points, 10 rebounds) and Dekeiya Cohen (12 points, 11 rebounds) finished the game with double-doubles and were one of four players to notch double figures. Lauren Cox (21 points) and Alexis Morris (13 points) rounded out the double-digit scorers.
DeGrate and Brewer chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively, in the loss. Blaire netted nine total points.
“We knew they were big. We knew that they had big girls that would bang in there with Kalani and (Lauren) Cox,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. “So we, in the scouting report, prepared them.”
The Lady Raiders are set to play against Kansas for a 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3 contest at United Supermarkets Arena.
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