Guards lead Lady Bears past TK Hannover

Guards lead Lady Bears past TK Hannover
Posted at 11:30 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 00:30:33-04

PONTE BUGGIANESE, Italy – Two nights after the Baylor women’s post players helped the Lady Bears dominate in victory, Wednesday the guards took front stage as the trio of Chloe Jackson, Alexis Morris and Moon Ursin combined for 39 points in Baylor’s 77-46 win over TK Hannover (Germany) at the Sandro Pertini Sport Center.

After a competitive first quarter that saw Baylor leading 22-15, the Lady Bears scored the final 16 points of the second quarter to take a 41-23 lead at half. BU added on by starting the third quarter with a 12-5 capped by Chloe Jackson’s jumper with 4:46 left in the frame. The Lady Bears scored nine unanswered to begin the fourth quarter and coasted from there.

Jackson tied for the game-high with 14 points along with TK Hannover’s Veeshaundra Young who scored 14 off the bench. Ursin and Morris each had all-around games for BU with Ursin scoring 13 points, adding four steals while grabbing six boards. Morris scored a dozen points and had six rebounds while Jackson was 5-for-10 from the floor and had only one turnover spelling Morris at point guard.

For the second-straight game, freshman Caitlin Bickle had 10 points while fellow frosh Queen Egbo grabbed a team-high seven rebounds while adding three steals and three blocks.

TK Hannover, fresh off a 64-46 win over Kentucky Tuesday, hit just 25 percent (17-68) of its shots from the floor, and the Lady Bears turned their opponent’s 22 turnovers into 29 points on the other end.

The Lady Bears play their final game of the tour of Italy Saturday in Trieste, Italy vs. Muggia Select at 7 p.m. Central European Time (Noon CDT). Baylor will look to sweep the tour after a 101-59 win over Bosnia/Herzegovina Monday.