Baylor 68, Chattanooga 55

Sunday, March 18th 2007, 3:30 pm
By: News On 6

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Baylor nearly blew a big lead and won yet another tournament opener.

Jessica Morrow scored 13 points and led the decisive run that helped the Bears beat Chattanooga 68-55 on Sunday in the firstround of the Fresno Regional.

Angela Tisdale and Bernice Mosby added 12 a piece for fifth-seeded Baylor (26-7), which advanced to the second round for the fourth straight year. This time the 2005 national champions will play fourth-seeded North Carolina State in the Wolfpack's

Rachel Allison and Danielle Wilson had 10 points each for the Bears, who never trailed, frittered away most of a 14-point lead and pulled away late to dodge 12th-seeded Chattanooga's upset bid.