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Lady Bears breeze by Hungarian team

Nov. 16, 1999

By TRAVIS THOLEN

Sports Writer

Baylor exhibited a balanced scoring attack at the Ferrell Special Events Center Monday night against the Budapest, Hungary, Sport Eyesulet. Led by sophomore guard Brittany Bruns 19 points and six rebounds, the Lady Bears breezed by the Eyesulet, 98-73.

Sophomore forward Eboni Hammond grabbed a team-high nine rebounds for the Bears as they out-rebounded the opposition 45-34. Baylor shot 44 percent from the field with eight three-pointers and 17 steals.

'It is very obvious this little ole' group is a team,' Baylor head Coach Sonja Hogg said. 'They're coming off the bench and contributing, and we haven't had that in the past.'

Baylor's depth wore down Budapest in the second half as the four-point halftime lead was stretched to 24 with a 29-11 run to open the second half. Bruns made three out of four free throws and cashed in two three pointers five minutes later to seal the game.

'All of us can play--our whole team,' Bruns said. 'Our starters can change anytime.'

Teammate and shooting guard senior Mandy Hayworth scored 16 points with three three-pointers. Freshman forward Stasha Richards came off the bench for 15 points and six steals in 16 minutes of play. Monica Arnold, a junior center, contributed seven rebounds and 10 points and sophomore forward.

Starters Danielle Crockrom, a sophomore forward, and Michelle Neely, a junior center, scored 11 and nine points, respectively.

Baylor has won both exhibition games and has developed a deep team that can shoot and defend. According to Hogg, this is the direction she wants to head into for the season.