Kansas Cruises Past Santa Clara, 78-68

Dec. 17, 2006

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Four Jayhawks reached double digits as the University of Kansas women’s basketball team defeated Santa Clara, 78-68, Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Freshman Kelly Kohn led KU with a career-high 19 points, including five three-pointers.

Kohn’s five three-point field goals marked a career high as well for the Adrian, Mich., native, and she also finished with five rebounds, four assists and three steals. Sophomore Marija Zinic added 13 points in the game and grabbed three rebounds. Senior Shaquina Mosley scored a career-high 12 points while also snagging three steals and two rebounds and assists. Rounding out the double-figure scorers for the Jayhawks was freshman LaChelda Jacobs, who scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field.

The Jayhawks put together a complete team effort in the victory, as their bench outscored the Broncos, 45-8. Kansas also forced 23 Santa Clara turnovers, which it converted in to 28 points. Kansas shot 55.8 percent from the field, including 7-of-13 from beyond the three-point arc.

Ashley Graham led Santa Clara with 20 points.

The Jayhawks took a 40-27 lead into halftime behind eight points from Kohn and six points from freshman Danielle McCray.

Kansas returns to the hardwood on Dec. 21 when it travels to Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., to take on Big 10 foe Indiana University. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. The Jayhawks return to Allen Fieldhouse on Dec. 29 when they host Northern Illinois at 7 p.m.

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