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Sims 30 points and No. 9 Baylor women beat Northwestern State 88-54 for 62nd straight home win

  • Baylor guard Odyssey Sims (0), right, shoots over Northwestern State guard Meredith Graf (14), left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Michael Bancale)

    Baylor guard Odyssey Sims (0), right, shoots over Northwestern State guard Meredith Graf (14), left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Michael Bancale)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baylor forward Mariah Chandler (11), left, shoots over Northwestern State guard Chelsea Rogers (12), right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Michael Bancale)

    Baylor forward Mariah Chandler (11), left, shoots over Northwestern State guard Chelsea Rogers (12), right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Michael Bancale)  (The Associated Press)

  • Northwestern State forward Trudy Armstead (31), left, shoots over Baylor forward Chardonae Fuqua' (3), right, in second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Michael Bancale)

    Northwestern State forward Trudy Armstead (31), left, shoots over Baylor forward Chardonae Fuqua' (3), right, in second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Michael Bancale)  (The Associated Press)

Odyssey Sims scored 30 points to help No. 9 Baylor extend the nation's longest home-court winning streak to 62 games with an 88-54 victory over Northwestern State on Friday night.

The Lady Bears (5-0) put together a game-clinching 11-0 run over a span of just over 2 minutes early in the second half, grabbing a 49-32 lead on Nina Davis' layup. They kept building on the advantage from there, leading by as many as 36 points.

Sims, a preseason AP All-American, has scored at least 20 points in six straight games. The senior point guard also had five rebounds and five assists in her second 30-point game this season.

Davis, among five freshmen for the Lady Bears, had 11 points.

Trudy Armstead had 19 points for Northwestern State (2-2), including a layup in the opening minute after halftime to get the Lady Demons within 38-32.

Sune Agbuke made a layup for Baylor with 18:47 left, and added a three-point play 40 seconds later. Davis had the run-capping layup with 16:35 to go.

After falling behind by 10 early, the Lady Demons got even at 25 with 7:29 left in the first half after Armstead had four free throws in a 32-second span. They never took the lead.

Baylor went ahead to stay with a 10-2 run that included consecutive baskets in 23 seconds by Sims, the second a steal and a layup. Davis had a three-point play to wrap up that spurt.

Beatrice Attura had 13 points for Northwestern State.

The Lady Bears overcame 19 turnovers, and had a 53-31 rebound advantage. Both teams shot 22 percent from 3-point range (5 of 23).