Jayhawks Fall at Home to Sooners

Feb. 2, 2005

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas women’s basketball team fell to visiting Oklahoma 65-49, Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Oklahoma senior guard Dionnah Jackson scored 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting for the Sooners.

In a back and forth first half that featured seven lead changes, Oklahoma used a 15-0 run to go into the break with a 39-25 lead.

The Sooners would not lose the lead in the second half despite shooting just 35 percent from the field.

Junior Crystal Kemp and freshman Taylor McIntosh each scored 10 points to lead the Jayhawks. McIntosh tied for game-high honors with six rebounds before fouling out in the second half. Senior Aquanita Burras added eight points, while junior Erica Hallman scored six points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out a game-high five assists.

“We have to be better defensively,” Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “I was disappointed with our inability to make offense off of our defense.

“Oklahoma was able to score on broken plays,” Henrickson added. “We did not control the game like we wanted to. We have to get better and rebound from this loss. We have a great opportunity to get a win on the road at Missouri.”

Sophomore Leah Rush joined Jackson in double-figures with 15 points for the Sooners. Fellow sophomore Kendra Moore added nine points in the win.

Kansas (9-10, 2-6 Big 12), will hit the road for its next two games. First up, the Jayhawks will face Missouri in round two of the Border Showdown Saturday. Tip-off from Columbia is scheduled for 1 p.m.