Jayhawk Comeback Falls Short

Jan. 15, 2005

Final Stats

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The University of Kansas women’s basketball team clawed its way from 18 points down to tie the score at 60-60 with 1:05 remaining in the game. The Jayhawks were unable to make the full comeback and fell 62-60 at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas, Saturday night.

Aggie freshman guard A’Quonesia Franklin hit a fade away jumper with one second remaining to allow Texas A&M to escape with the win.

Senior Aquanita Burras led the way for the Jayhawks as she tied a career-high with 24 points. Junior Crystal Kemp added 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds, while juniors Kaylee Brown and Erica Hallman each scored nine points in the loss. Hallman also posted game-high honors with nine assists.

“We need to give our kids a lot of credit to come back like they did tonight,” Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “We found a way to compete and fight. We made plays off the dribble and created some offense from our defense.”

Texas A&M had one player in double figures as freshman Ashley Bolden led the Aggies with 11 points. Fellow freshman Patrice Reado added nine points and eight rebounds, while freshmen Katy Pounds and Morenike Atunras each scored eight points.

Kansas (7-8, 0-4 Big 12) will have a week off before returning home to face Missouri next Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.