Britney Griner finally got her second (and third) dunk last night when #5 Baylor destroyed Texas State by 81 points, winning the game 99-18.
Griner, who scored 28 points on 11-12 shooting, got her second career dunk on the first basket of the second half.
On a fast break, Melissa Jones dropped the ball off to the trailing 6-8 Freshman. Griner took the pass and slammed with two hands and then hung on the rim. The dunk gave Baylor a 49-5 lead with 19:36 left in the game.
Just 90 seconds later, Griner received the ball in the post, turned baseline and jammed down a one-handed dunk over her hapless and much shorter opponent. That second dunk made her just the second female, along with Candace Parker, to dunk twice in a game. See the video below (dunks come at the 0:59 and 1:39 mark):
“I was looking for it just in case (Jones threw it to me),” said Griner, “She had thrown it to me once before, and I wasn’t ready. That’s why I was trailing, to let her know I was coming.”
Baylor started the rout with a 24-0 lead, holding Texas State without a point for the first 8:55 of the game before Davis finally broke the drought by dropping in broke the drought by dropping in a baseline jump shot with 11:05 to play.
Texas State would go on to score just five points in the first half on 2 for 32 shooting at halftime, setting a Baylor record by an opponent.
Griner also added 8 rebounds and 3 blocks. Diamond Ford led Texas State with seven points.
Griner had dunked once already, in her fourth career college match, but hasn’t completed another successful slam, missing on several attempts along the way before last night’s win.