Carolyn Davis Leads Kansas in 83-62 Exhibition Victory Over Fort Hays State

Oct. 31, 2010

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Sophomore forward Carolyn Davis led Kansas with 35 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks as the Jayhawks defeated Fort Hays State, 83-62, in its first exhibition game of the 2010-11 season. Had it been a regular season game, Davis’ numbers would have been career highs in all three categories.

The victory improved Kansas’ all-time exhibition record to 37-9, including a 28-2 mark in its last 30. Fort Hays State fell to 0-6 all-time versus Kansas in preseason contests.

In front of a crowd of 1,531 fans, Davis dominated down low from the opening tip, scoring the Jayhawks’ first 10 points and 22 of their first 27. Davis finished the first half shooting 11-of-13 from the field and posting a double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds as KU took a 43-33 advantage into the intermission.

In the second half, the Jayhawks pulled away, leading by as much as 24 before eventually winning by 21 points. Junior forward Aishah Sutherland scored all eight of her points and grabbed nine of her 11 rebounds in the second 20 minutes after missing much of the first half with foul trouble.

In addition to Davis, seven other Jayhawks scored, including senior guard Marisha Brown, who was the team’s second-leading scorer with 10 points, which included a perfect 8-for-8 outing from the free throw line.

Kansas also received strong guard play from sophomores Monica Engelman and Angel Goodrich and freshman Keena Mays, who had six, five and four assists, respectively. Combined the three guards had 15 assists with only seven turnovers.

As a team, Kansas shot 50% from the field and outrebounded the Tigers 46-33. KU also had 17 assists, nine blocks and five steals.

The Jayhawks will play their final exhibition game of the season Sunday, Nov. 7, when they play Washburn at 2 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse. Following that, Kansas will officially open its season Sunday, Nov. 14, against South Dakota at 2 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse.