Monica Engelman's 20 Points Lead Kansas in 91-52 Victory Over SIU Edwardsville
Dec. 19, 2010
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LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Sophomore Monica Engelman scored a game-high 20 points in only 25 minutes, while freshman Tania Jackson posted her first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in Kansas’ 91-52 victory over SIU Edwardsville in front of 2,369 fans in Allen Fieldhouse Sunday afternoon.
Sophomore Carolyn Davis shot a perfect 6-for-6 from the field and scored 14 points in 22 minutes. Freshman Keena Mays reached double-figures for the sixth time in her last eight games, posting 10 points in 20 minutes, while junior Aishah Sutherland added eight points and eight rebounds in only 16 minutes of playing time. Senior Marisha Brown tied her career high with eight points.
Kansas improved its record to 10-1, including a perfect 8-0 at home for the fifth time in Henrickson’s seven years as head coach. SIU Edwardsville dropped to 2-9 with the loss.
All 11 Jayhawks played at least 10 minutes and scored in the contest. Kansas, which came into the game ranked fifth in the NCAA in field goal percentage at 49.5 percent, made 63.2 percent of its shots, which was the 10th-best single-game performance in school history.
Freshman Jazmin Hill led the Cougars with 19 points, while senior Sydney Stahlberg had a team-high 10 rebounds for SIU Edwardsville.
Kansas out-rebounded the Cougars 44-29 and finished the game with 20 assists. The Jayhawks also dominated inside, out-scoring SIU Edwardsville 46-10 in the paint.
Early in the second half, Kansas pushed its lead to 65-27 with a 10-0 run. Kansas’ lead reached 45 points, 85-40, with 7:25 remaining in the game.
At the 17-minute mark of the first half, Engelman knocked down a 15-foot jump shot to break a 4-4 tie and begin a 14-3 Jayhawk run over the next 4:20. Engelman had seven of KU’s points 14 during the run, while freshman Diara Moore added a three-point play during that span.
A Sydney Stahlberg layup for SIU Edwardsville ended the run, but Kansas quickly responded with a 6-0 run in the next two minutes and held a double-digit lead for the remainder of the game.
With 6:54 remaining in the first half, Kansas went on a 13-0 run to open its lead to 44-15 with 2:49 left in the opening period. A layup by Jackson in the final minute gave the Jayhawks a 48-21 lead going into halftime.
Kansas shot 67.7 percent from the field for the first half and held the Cougars to 31.3 percent. KU went into intermission with 13 assists and only five turnovers.
Kansas will travel to Omaha, Neb., for its next game against Creighton, which will be played Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 5:30 p.m.