Freshmen Monpremier, Brown lead Baylor over TCU
WACO, Texas (AP) Freshman Beatrice Monpremier scored a game-high 18 points, Kristy Wallace added 11 points and seven assists and No. 6 Baylor overcame a slow start to handily beat TCU 72-55 on Saturday.
Fellow freshman Kalani Brown posted 15 points. She scored six during the first 2:35 of the fourth quarter as the Lady Bears (16-1, 3-1 Big 12) went on an 18-5 run to push the lead to 70-45 run.
TCU (10-5, 2-2) came out hot to start, making a trio of 3-pointers to take a 13-7 lead halfway through the first quarter. From that point on, Baylor's defense clamped down. The Horned Frogs shot only 27.9 percent from that point on.
Zahna Medly had 16 points, making 4 of 7 from 3-point range for TCU, and AJ Alix added 15 points, five rebounds and six assists. It was not enough to overcome poor shooting elsewhere. Toree Thompson, Veja Hamilton and Jada Butts combined to go 1 for 16 from the field and 0 for 5 on 3s.