KU Dominates Western Illinois
Dec. 8, 2004
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas women’s basketball team turned in an impressive effort by beating visiting Western Illinois 58-41, Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks led the entire game.
KU was led by junior Crystal Kemp who scored a game-high 17 points to go along with her six rebounds. Senior Aquanita Burras also had a double-digit night scoring 14 points. Junior guards Kaylee Brown and Erica Hallman each chipped in with seven points. Freshman Taylor McIntosh continued to control the boards for KU, as she grabbed a team high 10 rebounds.
“Our defense was the difference maker tonight,” Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “We made them force a lot of shots that they missed.”
“On offense we executed well the whole game,” Henrickson added. “Our execution led to a lot of good looks on the offensive end.”
Kansas held Western Illinois to just 27 percent shooting on the game and forced 18 turnovers that led to 18 Jayhawk points.
Western Illinois was led by 6-7 All-American candidate Zane Teilane who scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds. She was the lone double figure scorer for Western Illinois. Orinta Kavaliauskaite added nine points, while Laura Reeves and Nicole Shafer each contributed six points.
Kansas (4-3) will have 10 days off before returning home to face Dartmouth, Saturday Dec. 18. Tip-off is scheduled at 1 p.m.