Krysten Boogaard Has Big Night In Historic KU Win
Dec. 2, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
To say Wednesday night’s game versus Maine was Krysten Boogaard’s most productive of the season would be an understatement. The senior eclipsed her previous season high for points in a game by 25 and missed breaking her career high by just five points.
When the final horn sounded on the Kansas women’s basketball program’s 700th victory, Boogaard finished with 33-points, eight rebounds and three assists which were all season highs.
“It’s good to see that,” said head coach Bonnie Henrickson. “She works hard and she takes a lot of pride in being a good low post player.”
Almost immediately upon entering the game Boogaard made her impact felt soon after checking in, with two assists and then a jumper just four minutes into the first half of play. That trend continued, with the Regina, Saskatchewan native finishing up the first 20 minutes of play with 15 points and six of her eventual eight rebounds.
“I feel like I’m a little bit more confident, said Boogaard. “As the years go by you tend to get a little more confidence from your freshman year to your sophomore year to your junior year it just builds.”
Coach Henrickson saw that confidence in Boogaard’s performance Wednesday night as she went 14-of-17 from the field.
“She does a great job of finishing in front of the rim,” said Henrickson. “She gets high percentage shots, makes the reverse and reads the defense really well.”
In such a historic night at Allen Fieldhouse, Boogaard played a pivotal role, becoming the only Jayhawk to ever score the 123rd point of a regular season game on a lay-up from freshman teammate Diara Moore. That basket broke the program’s previous record of 122 points (scored on two occasions).
“It was in the back of my mind that it was the record,” said Boogaard. “I didn’t think about it too much because I was still focused on the game.”
That focus helped Boogaard log her final bucket of the night, which gave her a game high 33-points in the historic 126-point performance and 700th win in program history.
“It feels really good to contribute like that and to be in the record books,” said Boogaard. “But we can’t forget about the people who built up this program as in the players, the coaches and the fans who helped us get here.”
Boogaard and the Jayhawks will look for program win number 701 when they travel to the lone star state to take on SMU Saturday, Dec. 4th. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m., at Moody Coliseum.