Jayhawks Down Seton Hall, 64-50, in Season Opener
Nov. 11, 2006
KANSAS CITY –
Sophomore Marija Zinic scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds, while senior Shaquina Mosley chipped in nine points in the second half as the <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>University of Kansas earned a 64-50 victory over Seton Hall at the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Classic at Municipal Auditorium Saturday.
The Jayhawks will play Iowa tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. Missouri State and Seton Hall will matchup in the third-place game at 2 p.m.
Trailing 36-34, the Jayhawks outscored Seton Hall 30-14 over the final ten minutes.
Mosley hit a trey to give KU the lead at 39-36 at 9:35 of the second fram to give KU the lead for good. Mosley was 2-for-3 from the field in the second half and added three steals.
Zinic was a force inside for the Jayhawks, scoring 15 points, including eight in the second half. The sophomore post shot 6-of-11 from the field and added three points from the foul line.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
KU’s defense held the Pirates to just 35 percent shooting from the field and forced 20 turnovers. The Jayhawks turned those turnovers into 16 points. KU’s bench, led by freshman Danielle McCray outscored the Pirates’ bench 21-10. In her first collegiate game, McCray scored eight points and grabbed a team-high nine boards.
Fellow freshman Sade Morris chipped in eight points and a game-high four assists.