Baylor's Streak Comes to an End

From the Associated Press

Baylor's streak is over.

Latoya Bond scored 21 points and Missouri ended the defending champion and No. 4 Lady Bears' 30-game winning streak, 64-61, Wednesday night at Columbia, Mo.

Tiffany Brooks blocked Jordan Davis' three-point attempt with six seconds left, helping the Tigers (11-2) extend their winning streak to 10 games.

Sophia Young had 31 points and 11 rebounds for Baylor (11-1), which played from behind most of the game.

"We're not a good enough team to have any player on our team have a night off, and we had about three to four players that didn't play tonight, for whatever reason," Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson said.

Baylor's final play was designed for Young, but the Missouri defense collapsed and didn't give her a good look, so she kicked it out to Davis.

"Young is so tough, I don't know if you can ever stop her, but we did a good job of stopping everyone else," Missouri Coach Cindy Stein said.

No. 1 Tennessee 66, South Carolina 51 -- Tye'sha Fluker had 14 of her 18 points in the second half at Columbia, S.C., to lead Tennessee to its 32nd straight win.

Fluker matched her career high for the Lady Vols (14-0), who opened the Southeastern Conference season with a win for the 10th consecutive season. Lauren Simms scored 16 points to lead South Carolina (9-4).

No. 3 Louisiana State 65, Auburn 38 -- Sylvia Fowles scored 23 points, Seimone Augustus had 21 and the two led a stifling defensive effort at Auburn, Ala.

Scholanda Hoston added 15 points for LSU, 12-0 overall and 2-0 in the Southeastern Conference. Nitasha Brown scored 14 points for Auburn (9-5, 0-1), which shot only 36%.

No. 7 Connecticut 80, Georgetown 38 -- Ann Strother scored 19 of her 23 points in the first half at Hartford, Conn., and the Huskies, 12-1 overall and in the 2-0 Big East, won their sixth straight.

Georgetown (7-5, 0-1), which had only seven players available, couldn't match Connecticut's speed as its three-game winning streak ended.

St. John's 66, No. 12 Notre Dame 63 -- Angela Clark scored 18 points at New York, and the Red Storm held on to beat Notre Dame for the first time. Tara Walker had 14 points for St. John's (11-2, 1-1), who lost its first 15 meetings with the Fighting Irish (9-3, 0-1).

No. 18 Oklahoma 87, Iowa State 67 -- Chelsi Welch matched her career high with 23 points at Ames, Iowa.

Courtney Paris scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help the Sooners (11-3) win at Iowa State (9-3) for the first time since 1994 and end the Cyclones' 21-game winning streak at home.

No. 25 Virginia Tech 91, High Point 52 -- Kerri Gardin scored 15 points and Dawn Chriss had 13 at Blacksburg, Va. The Hokies (13-1) led, 42-24, by halftime. High Point (9-4) got 19 points from Katie O'Dell and 10 from Leslie Cook but only 23 from everyone else.

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