KU Falls in 1,000th Game
Dec. 2, 2004
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas women’s basketball team led 35-19 at halftime, after shooting 10-of-20 from the field in the first stanza, but was outscored by visiting Washburn 43-24 in the second half. The Jayhawks fell 62-59 in the 1,000th KU women’s basketball game.
“It was a tremendous effort by Washburn tonight,” KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “Defensively we played the same the whole game, they just hit their shots in the second half.”
“We didn’t shoot well in the second half or get any offensive rebounds for second chance points,” Henrickson added. “We beat ourselves tonight, we didn’t adjust to what was happening in the game.”
The Lady Blues got 21 second-half points from Jennifer Harris to complete the comeback.
It was a tale of two halves as the Jayhawks turned up the heat defensively in the first half, holding Washburn to just 26 percent shooting and forcing 12 turnovers. KU also connected on 6-of-10 from three-point range in the first half in what looked like a lopsided affair.
In the second half, KU missed all eight of its three point attempts.
Kansas junior guard Erica Hallman led the way as she scored 18 points. Senior guard Aquanita Burras added 16 points to round out double figure scoring for the Jayhawks. Juniors Crystal Kemp and Kaylee Brown added eight points each.
Harris led all-scorers with 21 points. Washburn also got double figure efforts from Juwanna Rivers who scored 12 points and Brooke Ubelaker who chipped in with 11 points.
Sunday, the Jayhawks (3-2) will hit the road for the first time this season when they travel to Minnesota to take on the Golden Gophers. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.