Sophia Young collected 12 points and 15 rebounds and No. 5 Baylor extended the nation's longest winning streak to 25 games with a 75-58...
CANCUN, Mexico — Sophia Young collected 12 points and 15 rebounds and No. 5 Baylor extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 25 games with a 75-58 victory over California on Saturday in the Caribbean Classic.
Angela Tisdale added 16 points for the defending national champions, who haven’t lost since being defeated by Texas on the road on Jan. 22.
California (4-2) kept things close through much of the first half, but was hurt by foul trouble as the game went on. Starters Ashley Walker and Jene Morris fouled out, as did freshman reserve Devanei Hampton.
Baylor (5-0) capitalized by converting 20 of 31 free-throw attempts.
No. 16 Arizona St. 70,
Mississippi St. 48
Jill Noe was 4 for 5 from three-point range and scored 15 points to lead the Sun Devils (4-1) to an easy victory over the Bulldogs (1-3) in the Caribbean Classic.
Long-range shooting was the difference, as Arizona State went 10 for 15 from behind the arc while Mississippi State was 2 for 5.
Noe finished 5 of 7 from the field overall, and Emily Westerberg and Amy Denson each added 13 points.
Westerberg is a former Central Valley High School standout.
No. 23 Utah 66,
at Arizona 63
Kim Smith contributed 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Utes (2-1) beat the Wildcats (2-2).
Natalie Jones led Arizona with 17 points, and Seattle Prep graduate Joy Hollingsworth added 14 on 6-for-14 shooting.
Washington St. 74,
Idaho St. 51
Junior Kate Benz grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds — one short of the school record — as the Cougars (3-1) beat the Bengals (0-3) in the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu.
The WSU women’s record for rebounds in a game is shared by Jennifer Grey (twice in 1975) and Amy Saneholtz (in 1995). Benz’s 17 defensive boards set a school record; she shared the previous mark of 13 with two other players.
Benz’s previous career high in rebounds was 19, set in 2003 against San Diego State.
Benz scored 12 points, giving her 13 career double-doubles.
Charmaine Jones had a team-high 13 points for WSU.
At Oregon St. 63, Drake 61
Kim Butler, from Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, scored a game-high 18 points as the Beavers (3-0) edged the Bulldogs (2-1).
Oregon State has started the season with three wins for the first time since the 2000-01 season.
UCLA 87, Charlotte 71
Lisa Willis scored a game-high 21 points as the Bruins (2-2) beat the 49ers (2-2) in the title game of the Loyola Marymount/Ayres Hotel Thanksgiving Classic in Los Angeles.