McCray Extends Scoring Streak as Jayhawk Women's Basketball Falls at Missouri, 74-60
Feb. 7, 2009
COLUMBIA, Mo. –
Despite the continuation of Danielle McCray ‘s scoring streak, the Kansas women’s basketball team split the Border Showdown series with Missouri, falling 74-60 in Columbia Saturday afternoon. McCray finished the game with 20 points and has now scored 20 or more points in six consecutive games.
Kansas dropped to 13-8 overall and 2-6 in Big 12 play. Missouri improved to 11-11 on the season and 2-6 in the league.
The Jayhawks could never pull within single digits in the second half as Missouri, led by Jessra Johnson’s 20 points, stretched the lead to 23 points with five minutes remaining in the contest. Kansas shot 38 percent from the field (21-of-55) compared to 53 percent by the Tigers.
McCray scored the first eight points of the game for KU and ended the half with 10 points to lead the Jayhawks. After six lead changes and three ties, Missouri went on a 15-3 run to build a 24-12 lead at the 9:12 mark. The Tigers led by as many as 13 points, and went to the locker room up 11, after surviving a 9-1 run by the Jayhawks late in the period.
Junior LaChelda Jacobs contributed 17 points on six-of-11 shooting and freshman Aishah Sutherland grabbed eight rebounds. Missouri outscored the Jayhawks in the paint, 30-16.
Kansas will take to the road again when it plays No. 16 Texas in Austin on Wednesday. The game is set to tip-off at 7 p.m.