Boogaard and Sutherland's Double-Doubles Pace Kansas in 85-48 Exhibition Victory Against Emporia State

Nov. 8, 2009

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Junior center Krysten Boogaard and sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland each recorded a double-double to help the Kansas women’s basketball defeat Emporia State 85-48 in its exhibition finale at Allen Fieldhouse Sunday afternoon in front of 4,201 fans.

Boogaard, who finished with a team-high 17 points and 10 rebounds, scored the Jayhawks’ first four points of the game, but it didn’t stop the Hornets from sticking with the home team for the first five minutes. Emporia State held a 10-8 lead at the 14:58 mark, but Kansas put together a 37-6 run over the next 13 minutes to lead 47-21 at the half and put the game out of reach.

Senior forward Danielle McCray scored 14 points in limited action, Sutherland added 12 points along with 10 rebounds and junior forward Nicollette Smith chipped in 10 points to lead Kansas to the 37-point victory.

The Jayhawks’ advantage in size and athleticism was most apparent on the defensive end of the floor. Kansas forced 15 turnovers during the first half and 24 for the game, while limiting Emporia State to 32 percent shooting.

On the other end of the court, freshman point guard Angel Goodrich led a balanced Kansas attack with seven assists. Goodrich averaged 8.5 assists in the Jayhawks’ two exhibition games.

Despite missing some easy opportunities around the rim, Kansas shot 47 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range, while converting Emporia State’s turnovers into 30 points.

Kansas also dominated in the paint, scoring 44 points in the paint to the Hornets’ 16. Coach Bonnie Henrickson’s team out-rebounded Emporia State 51-30, 24 of those coming on the offensive glass. In addition to Sutherland and Boogaard’s combined 20 rebounds, freshman forward Annette Davis grabbed eight of her own in only 13 minutes of floor time.

The Jayhawks also got 35 points from their bench to the Hornets’ six with Smith and freshman guard Monica Engelman leading the way with 10 and nine points, respectively.

Point guard Cassandra Boston led Emporia State with 15 points.

Kansas finished the exhibition season 2-0 and has now won 27 of its last 29 exhibition contests.

The Jayhawks open the regular season portion of their schedule on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. when they host Oral Roberts at Allen Fieldhouse.