Goodrich, Sutherland Achieve Personal Milestones
Jan. 22, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. – During a night full of milestones and career firsts, junior guard Angel Goodrich topped the list for Kansas with a career-high 28 points, which was also the most points scored by a Jayhawk this season. Along with Goodrich’s personal best, senior forward Aishah Sutherland became the 24th player in Jayhawk history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark.
“It means I can go down in history for this program and it means a lot. I feel like I’ve accomplished something in this program and am able to leave my senior year knowing that I’ve reached 1,000 points,” said Sutherland, who finished the game with seven points and seven rebounds. “Now I’m focused on rebounding and trying to get close to 1,000 rebounds if I can, that is my goal to complete my career.”
Sutherland became the second Jayhawk in the 2011-12 season to break the 1,000-point barrier, after junior Carolyn Davis reached the milestone versus Florida Atlantic on Nov. 27.
In addition to reaching 1,000 points, Sutherland became the 15th Jayhawk in program history to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in her career. Even more impressive may be the fact that it only took Sutherland 114 games to achieve the feat.
Along with a new career high 28 points, Goodrich set career highs in field goals made and field goals attempted, with 11 and 16, respectively.
“Angel has turned into a great player. She is healthy and she knows what her team needs. You look at her and she is probably one of the best point guards in our league,” said Texas A&M Head Coach Gary Blair. “If you are the best in our league, then that means that you are one of the five or six best in the country.”
On a night when Kansas had difficulty getting into the flow on offense, Angel Goodrich took control of getting the ball to the basket.
“When Carolyn (Davis) got in foul trouble and we came out of the huddle I looked at (Angel) and said ‘you have got to be more aggressive and put some points on the board’ and I thought she did a great job,” Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson said.
The Jayhawks will look to bounce back from just their third loss of the season when they take on Texas Tech Wednesday night at 7 pm in Allen Fieldhouse.