Archive for Wednesday, February 6, 2008

OSU halts No. 5 Baylor’s 13-game winning streak

February 6, 2008

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— Danielle Green scored 16 points, and Maria Cordero added 15 points and 13 rebounds as No. 17 Oklahoma State beat fifth-ranked Baylor, 77-67, Tuesday night to snap the Bears' 13-game winning streak.

On a poor shooting night by Big 12 scoring leader Andrea Riley, it was her teammates that did much of the damage during a 24-5 run at the end of the first half that sent the Cowgirls (18-3, 6-2 Big 12) into the break with a 39-26 lead.

Riley went 1-for-10 in the opening half, missing all six of her three-point tries, but she contributed four steals and five assists to help her teammates jump in front.

Oklahoma State eventually expanded the lead to as much as 19, and Baylor was never able to get within single digits after halftime.

Riley ended up with 15 points on 5-for-23 shooting, and Shaunte Smith got 10 points and a career-best 16 rebounds as Oklahoma State outrebounded the Bears 56-43.

After the Cowgirls let the shot clock run out with 6.3 seconds left, coach Kurt Budke walked down the bench slapping high-fives with his players to celebrate Oklahoma State's victory.

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