Williams responded with a long jumper that broke the last tie, and started the run over a span of just less than 10 minutes.
After another steal by Madden, Sims made a bounce pass to Williams, who missed the layup. But Griner grabbed the rebound in traffic and put it back in while getting fouled. She stomped backward pounding her chest as the crowd erupted and the ball dropped through the basket. The Lady Bears led 50-43 even though she missed the free throw.
"The press picked up our intensity a lot," Williams said. "We had fast breaks, transitions, people got to the foul line. It helped us out as far as getting stops and creating offensive, more baskets. It picked up our energy."
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