Carolyn Davis Scores Career-High 38 Points, But Kansas Loses in Second Round of WNIT, 80-63

March 19, 2011

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Sophomore Carolyn Davis scored a career-high and WNIT school-record 38 points, but it was not enough, as Kansas fell in the second round of the WNIT to Duquesne, 80-63. Davis also added a team-high 10 rebounds for her second-straight double-double and ninth of the season.

Sophomore Angel Goodrich contributed a game-high nine assists to go along with nine points and eight rebounds. Goodrich’s nine assists tied her previous game against Wichita State for the most in a WNIT game by a Jayhawk and also moved her into a tie with Lynette Woodard for the third-most assists in a season in KU history with 170.

Sophomore Monica Engelman chipped in nine points, four rebounds and three assists. Both Engelman and Goodrich played all 40 minutes of the game, while Davis played 39 minutes.

Kansas finished the season with a 21-13 record, marking its fourth-straight winning season and its second 20-win season in the past three years. Duquesne improved to 24-8 for the 2010-11 campaign and advanced to the third round of the WNIT.

Five different Duquesne players scored in double figures, led by junior Alex Ginsler with 17 points. Freshman Wumi Agunbiade was close behind with 16 points, while junior Vanessa Abel had 13 points and 12 rebounds for her first career double-double. Freshman Orsi Szecsi and senior Samantha Pollino scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Trailing 53-35 with 11:56 remaining in the game, Kansas reeled off 14 unanswered points in the next four minutes to cut the deficit to four points, 53-49. Engelman and Davis each had five points as part of the run, while freshman Tania Jackson and Goodrich added baskets as well.

Duquesne answered back with six-straight points to take a 59-49 lead with 6:53 remaining in the game. KU pulled within five points, 66-61, with 2:52 on the clock, but the Dukes closed the game on a 14-2 run to defeat the Jayhawks, 80-63.

Kansas struggled from the field the entire night, shooting 34.3 percent compared to 50.8 percent by Duquesne. KU also went 2-for-21 from three-point range.

With the game tied at six, Duquesne struck from both the inside and the outside, making five layups and three three-pointers over a 10-minute stretch where the Dukes opened up a 27-16 lead over the Jayhawks. KU responded with a 5-0 run to pull within six points with five minutes remaining in the first half, 27-21, but a three-pointer followed by back-to-back layups and a three-point play gave the Dukes a 10-0 run to increase their advantage to 37-21 with 3:09 to play in the first half.

Duquesne took a 41-24 lead into halftime after shooting 56.3 percent from the field, while Kansas made only 33.3 percent of its shots.

The game marked the 132nd and final in senior Krysten Boogaard’s career, the second-most in school history behind the 139 games played by Woodard from 1978-81. Davis finished the year with the second-best field goal percentage for a season in school history at 67.9 percent, ranking only behind the 71.9 percent she posted last season.