KU Beats Northeastern, 70-65, Improves To 3-0

Nov. 27, 2005

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The University of Kansas improved to 3-0 on the season with a 70-65 victory over Northeastern Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Seniors Erica Hallman and Crystal Kemp and freshman Ivana Catic combined to pour in 49 points for the Jayhawks.

KU took its final lead with 4:11 remaining in the second half after Kemp put back a missed shot to give the Jayhawks a 58-56 edge. Freshman Shaquina Mosely pushed the lead to 60-56 with a breakaway lay up. After a Northeastern basket with seven seconds remaining pulled the Huskies within three points, Hallman stepped to the line and calmly knocked down two free throws to give KU its five point victory.

“I am disappointed that we got ourselves into a similar situation as we did the other night against Detroit,” commented Bonnie Henrickson. “But we still found a way to win and hit some free throws down the stretch.”

Hallman – playing in her first game of the season – scored 18 points off the bench on 6-of-14 shooting. The senior hit four three-point baskets, one shy of a career high. Despite early foul trouble, Kemp tallied 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting while pulling down eight rebounds. Catic scored a career-high 16 points and dished out six assists.

The Huskies shot 13-of-18 from the free throw line, including a perfect 11-of-11 in the first half. Shaleyse Shallwood led NU with 22 points and four assists. The sophomore was 12-of-12 from the charity stripe. Merriam, Kan., native Maralene Zwarich chipped in 19 points and nine rebounds for the Huskies.

Sophomore Taylor McIntosh pulled down eight rebounds as Kansas out-rebounded Northeastern 45-36. The Jayhawks converted 36 points in the paint to the Huskies 16.

KU will next host Birmingham-Southern on Friday, Dec. 2. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.