WACO, Texas (AP)Aijha Blackwell scored 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 18 Baylor to a 71-42 win over Incarnate Word on Thursday night.
Blackwell, a transfer from Missouri, scored 17 points as the Bears took a 26-18 lead at halftime. Blackwell was 8 of 10 from the field, her teammates were 4 of 25. But only three players scored for the Cardinals, who shot 7 of 23 with 13 turnovers.
Baylor shot 54% in the second half, pulling away with a 24-7 advantage in the third quarter that included 9-0 and 8-0 runs.
Sarah Andrews had 12 points and Bella Fontleroy 11 for the Bears.
Aliyah Collins scored 12 points for Incarnate Word (1-1), which shot 35%, committed 21 turnovers and lost the rebounding battle 43-26.
Baylor had 17 offensive rebounds and 25 second-chance points while the Cardinals had three offensive boards.
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