|Baylor center Brittney Griner (42) goes up for a shot against Kansas 's Aishah Sutherland (11) Baylor's as Destiny Williams (10) looks on in the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)|
Griner leads No. 1 Baylor women to easy win
WACO, Texas—Brittney Griner scored 28 points and moved into second place on the NCAA career blocks list in No. 1 Baylor's 74-46 rout of Kansas on Saturday night.
Griner passed Michigan State's Alyssa DeHaan midway through the first half. The 6-foot-8 phenom has 506 blocks in her career and now only trails Saint Mary's star Louella Tomlinson, who had 663.
Kimetria Hayden added 10 points and Destiny Williams had 11 rebounds for Baylor (21-0, 8-0 Big 12), which is one of two unbeatens left. Wisconsin-Green Bay improved to 19-0 on Saturday by routing Valparaiso.
Carolyn Davis scored 12 and Angel Goodrich and CeCe Harper had 10 points each for Kansas (16-4, 5-3). Aishah Sutherland had 10 rebounds.
Griner got the Lady Bears going early with two two-handed blocks. Those came a 14-4 run to open the game and led to 3-pointers.
Baylor was up 37-17 at the half after holding Kansas scoreless for the final 6:45 of the period. The Lady Bears then opened the second half on a 10-4 run and never let Kansas get closer than 21 the rest of the way.
Midway through the second half, Sutherland had a short jumper in the lane and Harper followed with a 3 for Kansas' biggest scoring run of the game. Baylor answered with a short jumper by Griner and a jumper by Shanay Washington that put the Bears up 61-36 with 8:44 to play.
Kansas was coming off a 62-43 win over No. 21 Texas Tech on Wednesday, and had previously beaten then-No. 23 Texas by five points on Jan. 4.