Women's College Basketball

 
                   === Sims powers Baylor over California ===
 
 Waco, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Odyssey Sims nearly recorded a triple-double in
 leading  the Baylor Lady  Bears to a 75-56 rout of the California Golden Bears
 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Ferrell Center.
 
 Sims  finished with  27 points, eight rebounds and six assists for second-seed
 Baylor (31-4), which will face third-seed Kentucky in the Sweet 16. Nina Davis
 added 13 points, Khadijiah Cave had 10 and Niya Johnson dished out 11 assists.
 
 Afure  Jemerigbe led  seventh-seed California (22-10) with 17 points. Brittany
 Boyd  chipped  in 15  points and  seven assists and  Gennifer Brandon had nine
 points and 15 rebounds.
 
 California  kept pace  in the first half, sinking 41.9 percent from the floor,
 compared  to a 42.4 percent effort from Baylor, which clung to a 34-33 lead at
 the break.
 
 The Golden Bears did not have such luck in the second period, when they netted
 just  36  percent of their field  goal tries. The Lady Bears steadily extended
 their  lead by shooting 43.3 percent from the field and by hitting 12-of-14 at
 the free-throw line.
 
 Baylor  outscored California 44-28  in the paint and owned a 41-34 edge on the
 glass. The Lady Bears also assisted on 24 of their 27 field goals.
 
 
 
 03/24 23:53:16 ET

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