Rainbow Wahine Classic Update: Baylor bounces back with a dunk from Griner, Stanford continues its winning ways
No. 1 Baylor (3-1) rebounded from their Friday loss to No. 4 Stanford in the Rainbow Wahine Classic to trounce Tennessee-Martin 82-67 Saturday night. It was the first-ever meeting between the two teams. Center Brittney Griner dunked at the 14:16 mark in the first half, becoming the first woman to record eight dunks in NCAA history, passing Candace Parker’s record.
“Brittney has the green light to go up and do that whenever she can,” said Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey about Griner’s dunk. “Hopefully she’ll have a lot more of those.”
Griner also passed 2,500 career points in the game. She finished with18 points and sat out most of the second half. Starting point guard Odyssey Sims did not play. She strained her hamstring just four minutes into the Stanford game on Friday. Three other Baylor players were in double figures: Alexis Prince scored 13 points off the bench. Jordan Madden contributed 12 points while Kimetria Hayden had 11.
For Tennessee-Martin, Heather Butler had 28 points and Jasmine Newsome scored 24.
Stanford (4-0) beat Hawaii Saturday night 69-42. Chiney Ogwumike led her team with 15 points and 17 rebounds. Joslyn Tinkle contributed 16 points, Amber Orrange had 13 and Toni Kokenis finished with 12.
Freshman Ashleigh Karaitiana (Sydney, Australia) led Hawaii (1-2) with 14 points.
The remaining tournament schedule:
Sunday, Nov. 18
- 2:30 pm – Hawaii vs. Baylor
- 5:00 pm – No. 4 Stanford vs. Tennessee-Martin