No. 5 Baylor has little trouble with Kent State, 84-42

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Kalani Brown scored 17 points, Lauren Cox added 15 and No. 5 Baylor had little trouble with Kent State, winning 84-42 Friday in the opening game of the Gulf Coast Showcase.

Beatrice Mompremier scored 13 for the Bears (5-1), who took control with a 15-0 run in the first quarter. Brown, Cox and Mompremier combined to make 19 of their 25 shots.

Larissa Lurken scored 15 for Kent State (2-3), which has dropped three straight. The Golden Flashes shot 29 percent for the game, 10 percent in the final quarter.

The Bears outrebounded Kent State 49-23, their massive advantage in size noticeable from the game's opening tip when the 6-foot-4 Mompremier went against Kent State's 5-foot-6 Naddiyah Cross – who didn't even bother jumping.

Baylor shot 52 percent for the game and outscored Kent State 24-6 in the fourth.