Jayhawks Edged by Creighton

Dec. 21, 2004

Final Stats

OMAHA, Neb. – The University of Kansas women’s basketball team fell to Creighton 68-63 on Tuesday night at the Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb.

The Jayhawks placed three players in double-figures. Junior Erica Hallman led the way with 20 points, while fellow junior Crystal Kemp had a very strong game with 16 points and 17 rebounds. Senior Aquanita Burras scored 13 points to go along with her seven rebounds.

“We just didn’t defend our tendencies well,” Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “It was disappointing to struggle that much in a defensive effort.”

The positives are that we made some runs,” Henrickson added. “We also pressed and forced some steals.”

The Jayhawks forced nine steals and 15 turnovers on the night.

Angie Janis led the way for Creighton with 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting from the field. Laura Spanheimer added 18 points for the Jays, while Kristi Woodard added 16 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

Kansas (6-5) will return to Allen Fieldhouse next Tuesday, Dec. 28, to face San Diego State. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.