McCray and Boogaard Lead Jayhawks Over Washburn in Exhibition Finale
Nov. 9, 2008
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Danielle McCray and Krysten Boogaard’s double-doubles and a timely second-half run lifted the Kansas women’s basketball team to a 67-51 victory over Washburn in its exhibition finale at Allen Fieldhouse Sunday afternoon.
McCray’s double-double featured 16 points and 10 rebounds, she also added six steals. McCray has turned in nine double-doubles during her Jayhawk career.
Boogaard duplicated McCray’s totals with 16 points and 10 rebounds herself. Boogaard earned four double-doubles during her freshman campaign.
The Jayhawks went on a 17-2 run over a six-minute stretch in the second half to take a 60-43 lead, one that they would never relinquish.
The run was jump started by six consecutive points by junior Sade Morris. Morris ended the game with 14 points and five assists.
The Jayhawks once again displayed a stifling defense that held the Lady Blues to just 33% shooting from the field and 23 second-half point. The Jayhawks also forced 23 Lady Blues turnovers resulting in 26 Jayhawk points.
A hotly contested first half, which featured seven ties and five lead changes, resulted in a tied game at halftime, 28-28.
Both teams struggled offensively in the first stanza, with both teams shooting below 38% from the field.
The Jayhawks’ largest advantage in the first half of 26-19 at the 5:06 mark was quickly erased by the Lady Blues who countered with a 9-2 run to end the half.
The Jayhawks finished the exhibition season 2-0 and have now won 25 of their last 27 exhibition contests.
The Jayhawks open the regular season portion as they host Sacred Heart at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.