Is Baylor that good, or is Texas State that bad? Looking at the Bobcats’ schedule, they don’t necessarily seem like bottom dwellers. But managing only 18 points in a college game has got to be some kind of record. It was crazy to see the point disparity between the teams grow and grow.

There were plenty of records on the other side of the coin from this game, as well. Bears freshman Brittney Griner became her school’s shot blocking leader tonight, and she tied Candace Parker for most dunks in a game, throwing it down twice for four of her 26 points. Coach Kim Mulkey also racked up her 250th win.

Box score and hoopfeed story.

As I touched on in a previous blog, not many people gave the class of 2009 props as they’d done for previous classes. But a lot of the frosh besides Griner are holding it down. Fellow Baylor freshman Washington, Madden and Hayden are getting a lot of minutes. Cal freshmen DeNesha Stallworth and Layshia Clarendon are the second and third-leading scorers, respectively, for their team.

With the way all these frosh are shining right now, I’m wondering exactly how this will propel the evolvement of the game. It’s exciting, to say the least.


  1. Some more freshman with a California flair.

    Kelli Thompson at UNLV (LB Poly) has started all 13 games, averages 28 minutes and is tied for leading scorer at 13.5ppg

    Victoria Lippert at Harvard(Cathederal Catholic in SD and TSIN AAU team in OC) has started all 11 games. Averages 26+ minutes and has a 10.1 ppg. 3rd in scoring for The Crimson

    Niveen Rasheed–Monte Vista HS in N Cal/EBX AAU team– Has started all 13 games, averages 29 minutes and has a 17.2 ppg which leads Princeton. She was a steal for the Ivy League.

    IM in OC

  2. Interesting, as I was going by what the play-by-play people said on the broadcast. But Griner will break the school record pretty soon – maybe even this season.

    Scary thought, isn't it?

  3. I hadnt looked at Arizonas stats this year but after today's performance by Davellyn Whyte she belongs in the 2009 Outstanding Freshman.
    She scored Arizonas first 21 out of their 25 points today. She finished with 34 points, including 6 three pointers while playing 43 of the games 45 minutes.
    Her stats for the season are starting all 10 games averaging 31 minutes per game and leads the team in scoring at 14.6ppg. She played at St Mary's of Phoenix Arizona( is it me or is every HS named St Mary's a good team?) and with the Arizona Hype AAU team.

    IM in OC