WACO, Texas (AP) – Queen Ego had a career-high 26 points with 10 rebounds, Di Ona Carington also had a double-double with 22 points և 10, and No. 6 Baylor beat West Virginia 17-73 96-73. to the number. Monday night in the last game of the last regular season of the Big 12.
Nalisa Smith had 13 points for the Lady Bears (22-2, 17-1 Big 12), who had already finished their 11th consecutive season title. They were concluding their victory in Texas a week ago.
Kirsten Dins scored 22 points, ahead of West Virginia (19-5, 13-5) before making an offside error, and Esmeri Martinez with 13 points. Kisre Gondrezik had seven points, which was much lower than his 20.6 average, which was the fourth in the Big 12.
The make-up game at the end of the season coincided with the top two seeds of the Big 12, which means that neither will play until the quarter-finals on Friday in Kansas City. They both had to play in the league to play each other again this week.
In the second quarter, Baylor led 11-0, and Ego scored seven points during that period. Egbo started the race by leaps and bounds before Carrington’s quick flare-up layout in one of the Lady Bears. After that, Egbo put them in front of them with consecutive jumpers, and the second, a three-point game, when he broke from the break, made a free throw.
It happened right after West Virginia took a 12-2 lead. Baylor’s only score in that four-minute period was jumped by Ego. Ay Ela Hemingway had all seven of his points in that vigor, starting with two free throws and then finishing it in a 3-point, fast-paced sequence of items to lift the climbers 28-23 in the middle of the second quarter.
Carrington opened the fourth quarter with 3 points, while Baylor scored 7 points with another score of 11-0, which increased the lead to 19 points.
West Virginia. The best for the Climbers, who finished second in the Big 12, was 2013-14, when they shared the championship title with Baylor, when both teams played a 16-2 consultation. Unable to stop Egbo և Carrington, the climbers outscored the paint 64-22, coming out 53-28. Three West Virginia players made a mistake out of the game.
Baylor. The Lady Bears finished for the ninth time with a loss of one conference or less in 21 seasons under coach Kim Malki. Di DiDi Richards, who made the switch to Baylor’s main guard for his senior season, had nine assists. In his home final, he moved up to 53rd on Baylor’s career roster with 533. He passed with Christy Wallace, who in 2014-18. He had 525 points, but is far behind Odysseus Sims (641) or Niya son Onson (988)
The Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, where Baylor and West Virginia will not play until the quarter-finals on Friday, will face the teams that must win on Thursday to advance.
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