No. 11 Iowa State sets longest winning streak in program history with win
AMES, Iowa -- Hallie Christofferson scored 22 points and No. 11 Iowa State won its third consecutive Big 12 Conference game with a 74-48 victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday night.
Christofferson shot 7 of 10 from the floor and 6 of 6 from the free-throw line. Brynn Williamson added 11 points and Seanna Johnson scored 10 as Iowa State extended its school record for best start to a season and longest winning streak in program history. The Cyclones (14-0, 3-0) only missed one of their 17 free throws.
Texas Tech (6-8, 0-3) was held to just 16 first-half points. The Raiders scored twice as many points after the break (32), but could not overcome the 21-point first half deficit.
Marina Lizarazu led Texas Tech with 10 points and was the only Lady Raider to score in double digits. Texas Tech combined for just six assists and shot 1 of 10 from 3-point range.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Odyssey Sims scored a career-high 48 points and set a Baylor record for career 3-pointers in the seventh-ranked Bears' 78-62 victory against West Virginia on Wednesday night.
Baylor (13-1, 3-0 Big 12) never trailed but had trouble putting away the Mountaineers until late after jumping ahead 40-25 at halftime. The Lady Bears are outscoring opponents by an average of 33 per game and this was their second-closest winning margin of the season.
Sims had a career-high 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. Nina Davis added 12 points for Baylor.
Asya Bussie scored 17 points, Bria Holmes added 15 and Taylor Palmer had 12 for West Virginia (13-2, 2-1), which saw its 13-game winning streak snapped.
Sims made six 3-pointers and has 201 for her career. Jennifer King held the previous school record of 195 from 1989-93.
Sims, the nation's leading scorer at 30.8 points per game, is averaging 39 over the first three Big 12 games. She eclipsed the 47 points she scored against Kentucky on Dec. 6.
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kendra Suttles scored 11 consecutive points in the second half, her only points of the game, to spur No. 15 Oklahoma State to a 58-51 victory against Kansas State on Wednesday night.
The Cowgirls (13-1, 2-1 Big 12) trailed by one with 11:44 left when Suttles went on her scoring run with four field goals and three free throws that left Oklahoma State up 45-35 with 8:01 left.
The Cowgirls stretched the lead to as many as 14 with 2:59 left. Ashia Woods' basket got the Wildcats (6-8, 0-3) back within seven with 59 seconds left but the teams only scored two points apiece the rest of the way.
Tiffany Bias also scored 11 points and Brittney Martin 10 for OSU, which bounced back from its first loss, a 71-67 defeat against West Virginia.
Ashia Woods scored 17 points for K-State.
The win was Oklahoma State's first in Manhattan since 2007.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Cassandra Brown scored 18 points and twice nailed back-to-back 3-pointers midway through the second half, each time pushing Portland into double-digit leads as the Pilots stunned 24th-ranked and unbeaten San Diego 72-51 Wednesday night.
Brown, first off the bench for Portland, hit 6 of 7 shots, including 4-for-4 from 3-point range.
The Toreros (15-1, 4-1 West Coast Conference), ranked for the first time in program history, shot 29 percent from the field, their worst shooting this season.
Portland (9-6, 2-2) was unawed by the undefeated and ranked Toreros, holding a 45-33 rebounding edge and leading by seven at halftime.
San Diego's Felicia Wijenberg (a career-high 28 points) scored seven in a 9-0 run to get to 50-42.
But Brown one again drilled a pair of 3s as the Pilots boomed back up by 14 and San Diego didn't challenge again.