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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Young sets board mark, Baylor rolls

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— Sophia Young had 20 points and grabbed two rebounds to become the Big 12 Conference's career rebounding leader in No. 10 Baylor's 86-40 victory over Colorado on Wednesday night.

Tricia Abbott scored 12 points, and Chameka Scott and Jordan Davis added 11 apiece for the Bears (20-5, 10-4).

Young moved one ahead of the previous mark of 1,223 career rebounds set by Texas' Stacy Stephens.

Jackie McFarland and Caley Dow had 12 points each to lead Colorado (8-19, 2-11).

Baylor took command early with a 33-8 lead with just over five minutes remaining in the first half. Young keyed the offense with 10 points in the opening period as the Bears led, 41-16, at the break.

Baylor extended its margin to as much as 47 points, at 72-25, with just under eight minutes left to play.

The Bears scored 37 points off 22 turnovers by the Buffaloes and had a 36-18 advantage in scoring in the paint.

The victory also gave the Bears their sixth straight 20-win season, all under head coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson.

The attendance of 8,111, pushed Baylor's total home season attendance to 100,316 - the first time in history the school broke the 100,000 mark.

No. 25 Texas A&M; 79, Texas 67

College Station, Texas - Morenike Atunrase scored 27 points and had nine rebounds to help lead Texas A&M.; A'Quonesia Franklin added 14, including seven free throws, and Takia Starks had 13 points for the Aggies (20-7, 9-5 Big 12). Patrice Reado came off the bench to score 12.

The Aggies, who led by as many as 15 points in the first half, kept the momentum in the second half by hitting almost 48 percent of their shots from the field.

Missouri 67, Iowa State 59

Columbia, Mo. - LaToya Bond had 22 points, and Christelle N'Garsanet added 20 to lead Missouri. The Tigers (20-6, 10-4 Big 12) also got 10 points each from EeTisha Riddle and Tiffany Brooks.

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