Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Undefeated: 31-0

Last Saturday morning we headed out to the Ferrell Center for one last time this season. It was also the last time our Lady Bears would play in this venue until next year. The opponent was Iowa State. On the line was the first undefeated regular season record.

Early on the Cyclones were quite fiesty (as was their coach; settle down, man, for the sake of your blood pressure) and we actually went into halftime in a tie.


Personally I felt like Coach Mulkey had taken it easy on them a bit as it was Senior Day (morning?) and our starters were only in for about half of the first period. Also, she and this coach seem to be friends. And you know what? If I was a Big 12 basketball coach, I would try to befriend her as well because I would want to be beaten by less than 30 points. But maybe that's just me...


The seniors were honored at halftime - Terran Condrey...


...Ashley Field...


...Lindsay Palmer...


...and former Lady Bear player, Cherrish Wallace, who played for two years before having to retire due to injury...she now serves as the student manager...


Before you knew it, they were playing again and the Lady Bears were off to the races...




...and Brittney Griner scored a career high 41 points. Let that sink in for a minute...

After the game we had a nice conversation with Terrance Ganaway (aka Gangway), who was our amazing running back last season. He's currently training for the NFL draft and is truly an amazing young man. 


The other player in this photo is Lanear Sampson. Now I had never spoken to Lanear before but was incredibly impressed with him. We are so blessed to have athletes at Baylor who are both talented and humble. Driven and intent on giving back. And Lanear is now one of our new favorites.

Also, please note I was still recovering from a somewhat major illness and my face was still pretty swollen from the inflamed sinuses. Just sayin'...it's not the most flattering pic of me ever but we'll treasure it all the same.

And, at the end of the day, the Lady Bears did go undefeated. March is now upon us. Let the madness begin!

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