Edwards scores 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting, No. 19 Baylor women beat Southern 85-53


Baylor Bears vs. Southern Jaguars - Game Highlights

Watch the Game Highlights from Baylor Bears vs. Southern Jaguars, 11/06/2023

WACO, Texas -- — Dre’una Edwards scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting and No. 19 Baylor pulled away in the second half to beat Southern 85-53 Monday night in the season opener for both teams.

Jada Walker scored 15 points, Sarah Andrews had 14 with seven assists and Madison Bartley added 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting. Walker and Andrews each hit three of Baylor's eight 3-pointers.

The Bears used a 20-4 run to close the first quarter and open the second that stretched their lead to 30-16 when Andrews hit a 3 with 6:58 left in the half. Taylor Williams scored Southern's first five points and Soniyah Reed the final eight as the Jaguars trimmed their deficit to five before going into intermission trailing 37-29.

Baylor scored nine of the first 12 second-half points to push its lead into double figures for good and used a 14-0 run to make it 60-34 late in the third quarter.

Reed led Southern with 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting and Williams added 11 points.

Baylor shot 53% from the field, outscored the Jaguars 15-3 from the free-throw line and scored 24 points off 14 Southern turnovers.

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