Davis Joins 1,000 Point Club as Jayhawks Rout FAU, 82-63
Nov. 27, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan.–Junior forward Carolyn Davis recorded her 1,000th career point as Kansas notched an 82-63 victory over the Florida Atlantic Owls Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse. Senior Aishah Sutherland led all scorers with 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds during the contest as KU won its sixth-straight contest of the year and was crowned champions of the Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Classic.
Junior Angel Goodrich was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player for her performance over the weekend, which included back-to-back double-doubles, while Davis and Sutherland both joined her on the All-Tournament Team. FAU’s Chenise Miller, IUPUI’s Del-Niqua Bellamy and Lamar’s Ria Pateraki rounded out the Basketball Travelers Classic All-Tournament selections.
Davis and Goodrich chipped in double figure scoring efforts for the Crimson and Blue, with Davis contributing 12 and Goodrich adding 13 points to go along with 10 assists in her second consecutive game with 10 helpers. Freshman Bunny Williams recorded a career-high seven points off of 3-for-5 shooting as KU improved to 6-0 on the year. FAU fell to 3-4 with the loss.
The Jayhawks rolled out to a 9-2 lead during the first half, including five points from Davis, causing FAU to call timeout at the 17:03 mark. A layup from freshman guard Natalie Knight began another 14-4 run right after, capped by a three from the Olathe, Kan., product, to extend the lead to 23-8 with 11:07 remaining in the first frame.
With 2:06 remaining in the first half, Kansas scored eight unanswered points to take a 46-24 lead into the lockerroom. Sutherland led all Jayhawks at the break with 12 points off of a perfect 6-for-6 shooting. She finished the night 10-for-11 from the field, good for 90.9 percent.
After the break, Sutherland scored Kansas’ first six points of the second half giving KU a 52-27 lead with 18:12 left in the contest. A block and rebound by Sutherland led to a fast-break layup by sophomore CeCe Harper at 12:44 to give a 62-36 lead to the Jayhawks. In her first career start for Kansas, Harper finished the afternoon with five points.
Kansas continued to roll, amassing its biggest lead of the night, 28 points, twice, including 70-42 with 7:37 left to play.
The Jayhawks will wrap up their four-game homestand Thursday, Dec. 1 as KU takes on SMU in Allen Fieldhouse. The game is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised on Knology.