Baylor’s Brittney Griner Scores 50, Kansas State only 68

Baylor’s Brittney Griner Scores 50, Kansas State only 68Baylor’s Brittney Griner Scores 50, Kansas State only 68

If she’s not the best female basketball player ever to have laced up a pair of Nikes, I must have missed something.  Last night in Baylor’s final regular season game, she slam dunked the ball, scored 50 points on 21 of 28 shot attempts, was 8 of 10 from the free throw line, had 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocked shots.  Her teammates added another 40, and easily defeated Kansas State 90-68.

Brittney Griner now ranks 2nd in Division I women’s basketball history with 3,123 points, trailing only Jackie Stiles (3,393).

At 6 feet 8 inches tall, she dominates the court.  She is virtually unstoppable.  And she’s durable, playing 38 minutes last evening.

“It means everything to just go out with a bang like that,” Griner said. “Got a dunk finally at home, scored 50. I mean there’s not a better way to go out.”

Last season, Griner averaged 23.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 5.2 blocks to lead the Bears to a national championship. Before Monday night’s outing, she was averaging another 22.3 points (fourth in the nation), 9.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 4.1 blocks (second in the nation).

With performances like this, which further cement her status as the best women’s college basketball player of all time, a repeat national championship looks inevitable for No. 1 Baylor.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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