Kansas Scores School-Record 126 Points in Program's 700th All-time Victory
Dec. 1, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball scored an all-time best 126 points to claim its 700th victory in program history, defeating Maine Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse, 126-63. Five Jayhawks notched double-figure scoring nights, led by senior Krysten Boogaard’s season-high 33 points on 14-for-17 shooting from the field.
Kansas remained perfect on the year, improving to 7-0 for the first time since the Jayhawks started 12-0 in the 2005-06 season. Maine fell to 1-5 with the loss.
In front of 2,079 fans, numerous Jayhawks had career nights. Freshmen Diara Moore, Keena Mays and Brooke Jelniker scored career-highs in points with 14, 14, and eight, respectively. Mays added career-highs with nine assists and six steals, while Jelniker also grabbed a personal-best five rebounds. Boogaard set career highs with 14 field goals and three assists.
As a team, Kansas tied the school record with 32 assists and only committed seven turnovers, which was the sixth fewest for a single game in KU history. Additionally, the Jayhawks’ 66.7 percent field goal shooting was the fifth-best all-time for a single game, thanks in large part to their 74 points in the paint.
Sophomore Carolyn Davis was the team’s second-leading scorer with 25 points, while junior Aishah Sutherland chipped in 17.
Senior Tanna Ross had a career-high 27 points for the Black Bears, including 7-for-12 shooting from three-point range.
Kansas used a quick 10-0 run in the first 1:50 to take control of the game and never looked back. In addition to its initial run, KU had a two and a half minute span where it reeled off 15 unanswered points and a 20-0 run to give Kansas a 45-6 lead with 9:37 remaining in the first half. KU continued to stretch its margin the rest of the period, taking a 69-26 advantage into the break. The 69 points were the third most in a single half in school history.
In the first half, Kansas shot 66.7 percent from the field versus Maine’s 29.0 percent. The Jayhawks also recorded 18 assists and only two turnovers. Defensively, KU forced 15 Black Bear turnovers, including eight steals.
Kansas’ next two games will be on the road, beginning Saturday when the Jayhawks play SMU in Dallas at 2 p.m.