WACO, Texas (AP) — Odyssey Sims and Baylor’s two other seniors clasped hands and with wide grins skipped around the home court.
A much-deserved victory lap for Sims after another impressive performance in her final home game.
Sims scored 27 points, including a long 3-pointer to punctuate a game-turning run she dominated, as Baylor took over in the second half for a 75-56 victory over California on Monday night to advance to the Sweet 16 for the sixth year in a row.
“We just kept playing. Cal was very physical, and we tried to push the ball when we could,” Sims said. “We just kept pushing the issue.”
With the shot clock running down and Kim Mulkey trying to call a play from the sideline, Sims instead knocked down the 3 that could only make her coach smile.
“She pretty much knows what we want to do in that situation. She let it fly before we do what we normally do,” Mulkey said. “That’s one of those shots, what is she doing (to) that’s a great shot. Typical Odyssey.”
That ended a 13-2 run over a 5-minute span when Sims scored 11 of the points and put Baylor (31-4) ahead 66-52 with 4
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