Griner's fourth triple-double gives Baylor big win

Griner's fourth triple-double gives Baylor big win

BY foxsports • November 28, 2010


WACO, Texas (AP)
-- Brittney Griner had her fourth career triple-double for second-ranked Baylor, scoring 28 points with 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots in a 106-41 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday.

When Griner left the game for good with 13:54 left, the 6-foot-8 sophomore had outscored the previously undefeated Lions 28-22 on her own. Baylor (7-1) led 78-22 by then.

Latoria Holder scored 10 points to lead Southeastern Louisiana (5-1).

Griner had 20 points by halftime, when Baylor led 64-18.

The Lady Bears broke a 32-year-old school record for first-half points, bettering the 61 scored before halftime against Mary Hardin-Baylor on Dec. 7, 1978. Their 46-point halftime lead also was the largest in school history.

Baylor, whose only loss was by one point at top-ranked Connecticut, has won its seven home games by an average margin of 45 points. The Lady Bears are home again Wednesday to play 18th-ranked Notre Dame.

Ashley Field and Makenzie Robertson had 12 points each for Baylor, which shot 57 percent (38 of 67). Odyssey Sims had 10 points and Field also grabbed seven rebounds.

Griner was 12 of 16 from the field and made all four of her free throws while playing only 21 minutes. She has averaged 29.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.0 blocks in the four games since the UConn loss.

Since making only 5 of 13 free throws in that one-point loss at UConn, Griner has made 31 of 34 (91 percent). She has shot 68 percent (44 of 65) from the field.

Within the first 83 seconds against Southeastern Louisiana, Griner already had an offensive rebound, a jumper and a blocked shot.

Baylor raced to a 16-2 lead in the first 4 minutes of the game. Melissa Jones hit two 3-pointers, one after a Griner block, and had a breakaway layup in that opening spurt.

Griner scored 12 of the Lady Bears' next 14 points to push their lead to 30-8.

Already Baylor's career blocks leader, Griner extended her total to 268 in 43 games. The preseason AP All-American has 45 blocks in eight games this season after setting an NCAA record with 223 last season as a freshman when the Lady Bears went to the NCAA Final Four.

Southeastern Louisiana was off to its best start since winning its first six games in 1988-89. The Lions hadn't played a ranked opponent since December 2003, when they lost 97-47 against LSU.

Updated November 28, 2010


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