Women's college basketball: Baylor scores school record 140 points in win over Winthrop
WACO, Texas — In the biggest Division I women's basketball rout ever, No. 3 Baylor overwhelmed Winthrop 140-32 on Thursday. The 108-point margin of victory surpassed the 102 set by Grambling when it beat Jarvis Christian College 139-37 in 1986. Baylor (11-1) led 77-18 at halftime and outscored the Eagles 29-0 in the fourth quarter.
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey substituted freely throughout the game and no one played more than 21 minutes. Leading scorer Alexis Jones, who's had knee trouble, sat out for the second straight game to rest.
Khadijiah Cave had a career-high 25 points to lead five double-figure scorers. Baylor set school single-game records for points, rebounds (75) assists (42) and blocked shots (17). Erica Williams led Winthrop (1-9) with 15 points. The Eagles shot 13.6 percent for the game and were outrebounded by 50.
Baylor's point total was the second highest in women's Division I history, topped only by the 149 scored by Long Beach State in 1987. Baylor won its previous game 90-24 over Texas State.
The largest single-game scoring margin between two Division I women's basketball teams had been a 1989 game between Louisiana Tech and Texas-Pan American — La. Tech won 126-25. Last month, in an exhibition game, powerful Maryland beat Division II Bluefield State 146-17.
The stands were about half-full at the Ferrell Center, boosted by a large contingent of kids from elementary schools, for this game as Baylor rushed to a 38-6 lead in the first quarter. Winthrop kept trying to attack the basket until the end, but couldn't break past the taller Lady Bears.
Lauren Cox and Alexis Prince both scored 23 points for Baylor. Kalani Brown had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Beatrice Mompremier had 16 rebounds. Danyael Goodhope added 10 for Winthrop. The Eagles made only three field goals in the first half.