Jayhawks Corral New Mexico State Aggies 91-49
Jan. 4, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Three Jayhawks scored in double figures as the Kansas women’s basketball team defeated the New Mexico State Aggies 91-49, Sunday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas improved to 10-2 with the win, while New Mexico State, led by Madison Spence’s 12 points, fell to 4-10 on the season.
The Jayhawks started strong and never looked back, taking a 28-point lead into the locker room (44-16) at halftime. The Kansas defense held NMSU without a field goal in the last 9:03 as the Jayhawks went on a 14-2 run to close the half. Sophomore Krysten Boogaard led all scorers with 10 points while junior Danielle McCray posted eight rebounds in the first period.
The Aggies could not catch up in the second half as KU stretched the lead to 47 points (82-35) at the 7:14 mark. Kansas shot 45 percent (32-of-71) from the field and outrebounded New Mexico State 49-32. The 42-point margin of victory tied the Jayhawks’ largest of the season. Kansas also beat Sacred Heart by 42 points on Nov. 14.
McCray recorded her fourth double-double of the season, leading the Jayhawks with 17 points and 12 rebounds. McCray’s performance made her just eight points shy of 1,000 career points. Boogaard chipped in 14 points and six rebounds while junior LaChelda Jacobs finished with 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting and five assists.
Kansas outscored the Aggies 40-14 in the paint and the Kansas bench contributed 53 points compared to 16 points from the Aggie bench. Senior Katie Smith recorded career highs in both points (six) and rebounds (five).
KU will be in action again Wednesday, Jan. 7 against Fairfield at 7 p.m.