No. 4 Lady Bears set to test unbeaten streak

Justis Szczepanski, a freshman forward from Fort Worth, passes the ball to a teammate in the game against Rice. Penelope Shirey, photographer Photo credit: Penelope Shirey

The No. 4 Baylor Lady Bears basketball team looks to add on to its undefeated season against Northwestern State at 7 p.m. today at the Ferrell Center.

The Bears (7-0) are coming off a decisive victory against Rice, where they dominated, taking the win 89-38.

The Lady Demons (3-4) look to get the momentum going back their way after a tough one-point loss last Saturday.

The Demons are led by junior guard Beatrice Attura who has played in all seven games this season, averaging 32 minutes a game and 18.3 points.

The Bears will need to keep the fouls to a minimum as the Lady Demons are shooting a .667 free throw percentage.

The Bears are still without their full lineup as several are still on the injury list.

Freshman post Beatrice Mompremier went out late in the first quarter Wednesday night with what appeared to be a shoulder injury.

“Beatrice has the issue with her shoulder,” Mulkey said. “She’s always had it. It just popped out and came back in. We just need to get her ready for Florida in a couple weeks. She can play with it. I’ve seen her tape it up and play with it her entire career.”

Mompremier should be back in action tonight against the Lady Demons as no further updates on her injury were given.

After playing in her first collegiate game against the Owls Wednesday night, freshman forward Justis Szczepanski should be getting more minutes and experience under her belt. At 6-foot-3, Szczepanski’s height should come at an advantage tonight as the tallest Lady Demon is 6-foot-1.

Adding on to the excitement tonight, the Lady Bears will have their 10th annual “Care Bear” drive. A $5 admission fee and a free Whataburger coupon (will be available to fans donating stuffed bears while supplies last

The Lady Bears will deliver the Bears donated to children and patients at Waco’s Baylor Scott & White Hospital later in December.

Head Coach Kim Mulkey urges all the fans to come out and support the No. 4-ranked team.

The Lady Bears will also take on Grambling at 2 p.m. Sunday.