Baylor tops OU for 50th straight home win, Griner gets blocks record
BY Staff and Wire reports
Sunday, January 27, 2013
1/27/13 at 5:47 AM
WACO, Texas - Aaryn Ellenberg scored 33 points, including six 3-pointers, but Oklahoma still couldn't keep up with top-ranked Baylor, as the Lady Bears won their 50th home game in a row Saturday.
Joanna McFarland had 12 points and 16 rebounds for Oklahoma (15-4, 5-2 Big 12), but the star of the day was Brittney Griner, who broke the NCAA career blocks record and scored 15 points for Baylor (18-1, 8-0).
Griner got her 663rd career block with just under 13 minutes left. A similar play with 10:25 remaining was Griner's seventh of the game.
At least McFarland could say she wasn't intimidated by the 6-foot-8 Griner. She twice stepped in front of the two-time All-American to draw a charge.
"It's not like a fear. You've just got to go in and bow up, like if she goes hard at me, I've got to go hard back," the 6-3 McFarland said.
The Sooners made 11 of 26 3-pointers, but were just 9-of-46 inside the arc. They never got closer than five points after a half-minute span in the first half when McFarland drew two charging fouls and made a 3-pointer.
"I'm really proud of our guys, I thought we competed and fought every step of the way, and did some really, really good things and attacked them," coach Sherri Coale said. "Obviously did not shoot well from 2, but there's a big reason for that. Her number's 42 (Griner)."
Odyssey Sims had 12 points and 10 assists for Baylor, which has won 36 consecutive Big 12 regular-season and tournament games since a loss to Oklahoma in the conference tournament three years ago.
Griner takes block record to beat OU
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