Lady Bears run past Coppin State

Kalani Brown had 24 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 3 Baylor beat Coppin State 100-54 on Sunday.

The double-double was the second in as many games for the Lady Bears' All-American center, and Lauren Cox just missed a one of her own with 12 points and nine rebounds. Baylor (2-0) had five double-digit scorers in all and shot 61 percent from the floor and 54 percent from the 3-point line.

The Lady Bears jumped out to the lead by scoring the game's first five points and 13 of the first 17. They went ahead by double figures on Natalie Chou's layup with 3:59 to go in the first quarter and built the lead the rest of the way.

Genesis Lucas led all scorers with 25 points for Coppin State (0-1), which also received 19 points and 11 rebounds from Chance Graham. But only one other Eagle scored, and they turned the ball over 23 times.


Coppin State: Opening the season on the road against the nation's No. 3 team wasn't expected to be a recipe for success, especially for a squad coming off an 8-20 campaign. Lucas, the Eagles' leading scorer from last year, showed she wasn't afraid to let it fly from anywhere on the floor on an 8 for 29 shooting night.

Baylor: The upside of only having 10 players on the roster is it's easy to get everyone playing time, especially in early-season blowouts. Everybody played double-digit minutes for the Lady Bears, and they all scored at least four points. Freshman Alexis Morris showed her command of the offense with a team-high eight assists.


Coppin State will close a season-opening, two-game trip to Texas against Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday.

Baylor ends a three-game homestand Tuesday against Central Arkansas before its first true test of the season, a road trip to meet No. 8 UCLA on Saturday.

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