MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Alexis Jones scored 20 points, freshman Beatrice Mompremier had 16 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 4 Baylor beat No. 24 West Virginia 71-61 on Saturday.
Freshman Kalani Brown added 11 points and Nina Davis scored 10 for Baylor (21-1, 8-1 Big 12), which swept the regular-season series with the Mountaineers (16-6, 5-4).
In their Jan. 12 meeting in Waco, Texas, Baylor needed an 11-4 run to finish the game and escape with a 69-64 win.
The Lady Bears didn’t need any late heroics this time. Baylor led the entire second half to win its eighth straight.
Davis grabbed a rebound and put in a layup at the third-quarter buzzer to put Baylor ahead 54-47.
West Virginia went four minutes without a point, and Mompremier’s layup midway through the fourth put Baylor ahead 61-53.
The Mountaineers got no closer than seven the rest of the game.
Tynice Martin scored 17 points and Jessica Morton and Bria Holmes had 11 apiece for West Virginia.
Jones has had two big games over the past two weeks to boost the Lady Bears. She had a career-high 29 points on Jan. 17 as Baylor handed No. 6 Texas its first loss.
Against West Virginia, Jones made 6 of 21 shots, Mompremier went 8 of 15 and Baylor shot 37 percent from the floor.
Baylor grabbed 22 offensive rebounds and outrebounded the Mountaineers 52-38.
Holmes entered the game tied for second with Breanna Lewis of Kansas State in the Big 12 scoring race at 17 points per game. Davis is fourth at 16.9 points.
Holmes attempted only five shots and got most of her points at the free-throw line.
The Mountaineers held Davis below her scoring average again. She averaged eight points in Baylor’s two previous meetings with West Virginia.
Davis went scoreless in the first quarter and Baylor fell behind 17-9. But West Virginia went more than five minutes without a field goal and Brown scored four points during a 15-1 run to put the Lady Bears ahead 24-18. Baylor got another big run at the end of the half, closing with nine unanswered points to lead 35-30.
Baylor: Mompremier had her third double-double of the season … The Lady Bears beat the Mountaineers for the fourth straight time in Morgantown since West Virginia joined the Big East in the 2012-13 season.
West Virginia: The Mountaineers fell to 0-4 against ranked teams this season. … Forward Arielle Roberson missed the game to attend a relative’s funeral in San Antonio. Teana Muldrow got her first start of the season and finished with five points.
Baylor: At home against Kansas State on Wednesday.
West Virginia: At Texas Tech on Tuesday.
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