Nov. 29, 2009
WACO, Texas - Jenna Plumley poured in a season-high 22 points, but it wasn't enough for the Lamar University women's basketball team as it dropped an 87-65 decision to eighth-ranked Baylor University in the final game of the World Vision Classic at Baylor on Sunday.
Trashanna Smith had nine points and a team-high seven rebounds for the Lady Cardinals (5-2), who saw their five-game winning streak come to an end. Darika Hill also had nine points for Lamar.
Brittney Griner, a 6-foot-8 freshman, led Baylor (6-1) with a double-double, finishing with a career-high 26 points to go along with 12 rebounds and eight blocks. Morghan Medlock added a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Bears, who won for the sixth straight time.
Lamar's 65 points were the most scored against Baylor during its winning streak.
"I thought it was our best game of the year," Lamar coach Larry Tidwell said. "We played hard and gained a lot of respect today."
Plumley's 22 points were two off of her career high of 24, which game against Baylor on March 8, 2007, while she was playing for the University of Oklahoma.
Plumley and Smith represented Lamar on the all-tournament team.
Lamar returns to action at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts Huston-Tillotson at the Montagne Center as part of the Lunch With The Lady Cardinals promotion. A large contingent of students from the Beaumont Independent School District will attend "Character Counts" clinics put on by Lady Cardinals players and coaches, enjoy lunch before the game and then watch the game.
Tickets for Wednesday's game are still available by calling (409) 880-1715 or online at Lamar's athletic Web site www.lamarcardinals.com.