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Baylor extends streak

December 18, 2005

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— Baylor is hoping to head into 2006 with the nation's longest winning streak intact.

Sophia Young had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 5 Baylor won its 29th straight game Saturday night, 85-68 over Army.

"We're certainly glad to win," coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson said. "I thought our players did just enough to win the basketball game. Now we're heading to the holidays."

The Bears (9-0) play host to Sam Houston State (2-4) on Dec. 29. Their last loss was 69-55 on Jan. 22, 2005, at Texas.

Cara Enright led the Black Knights (4-5) with a season-high 28 points, but no other player reached double figures. Enright was averaging 17 points coming into the game.

"It's disappointing that our players were not able to control her off the dribble," Mulkey-Robertson said. "Anytime someone can score that many points against what I think is a pretty decent defense, I'll compliment her and tell her she did a wonderful job today."

Rachel Allison added 12 points, Chameka Scott had 11, and Jhasmin Player added 10 for the Bears.

Iowa State 61, Northern Iowa 54

Dew Moines, Iowa - Lyndsey Medders scored 24 points, Brittany Wilkins added 12, and Iowa State held off a late rally to beat Northern Iowa for its fifth straight victory.

UNI (5-2) fell behind by as much as 15 in the second half, but rallied to get within 56-54 with 28.3 seconds left as Jessie Biggs capped an 8-0 run with an uncontested layup.

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