McCray, Boogaard and Sutherland Score in Double Figures as Kansas Routs UMKC 81-53
Dec. 10, 2009
Goodrich Delivers The Goods
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LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Senior guard-forward Danielle McCray scored 18 points, junior center Krysten Boogaard contributed a game-high 19 and sophomore forward Aishah Sutherland chipped in 11 points as No. 23 Kansas defeated UMKC, 81-53, Thursday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
KU improved t0 6-2 on the season and has won three-consecutive contests by an average of more than 19 points. The loss dropped UMKC to 3-6 on the year.
Despite keeping the game close for the first 10 minutes, Kansas gradually pulled away from UMKC, leading by as many as 33 and keeping it above double digits throughout the second half.
The Jayhawks used their superior size and athleticism to cause problems for the Kangaroos on both ends of the floor, especially in the paint. Boogaard and Sutherland were at the center of the action, combining for 13 rebounds and four blocks. Boogaard was especially effective on the offensive end, grabbing nine rebounds, sinking six of nine field-goal attempts and going to the free-throw line 11 times.
McCray also pulled down eight rebounds for Kansas. But perhaps the most glaring difference between the two teams was freshman point guard Angel Goodrich’s ability to find her teammates in positions to score. Goodrich finished with 10 assists, and, despite scoring only five points, kept the Jayhawk offense flowing during her 26 minutes on the floor.
Overall, Kansas had 19 assists to UMKC’s six and outrebounded the Kangaroos 43 to 32, with 12 of those coming on the offensive glass. KU also scored 38 points in the paint and made 19 of 24 shots from the free-throw line.
Freshman guard Monica Engelman contributed eight points, two assists and two rebounds for the Jayhawks, while junior forward Nicollette Smith scored five points. Freshman center Carolyn Davis also scored six points.
The Jayhawks shot 50 percent from the field and 60 percent from behind the three-point line on six of 10 shooting.
Chazny Morris led UMKC with 22 points on eight of 21 shooting. UMKC moved to 3-6 this season.
Kansas will be back in action on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m., when it takes on Creighton at Allen Fieldhouse. The game will be broadcast locally on Sunflower Broadband (Channel 6).