Jayhawks Post Road Victory Over Ball State
Dec. 30, 2004
MUNICE, Ind. – The University of Kansas women’s basketball team recorded its first road win of the season on Thursday night as it defeated Ball State by a score of 80-66 in Muncie, Ind. With the win, the Jayhawks improved to 7-4 on the season.
In the final tune-up before its Big 12 opener next week, KU placed five players in double figures. Senior Aquanita Burras and junior Kaylee Brown each recorded career-high scoring nights. Burras led the charge with a game-high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting, while Brown added 19 points.
Junior Erica Hallman scored 16 points, while fellow junior Crystal Kemp recorded her fourth double double of the season as she posted 14 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds.
Freshman Taylor McIntosh rounded out the double-figure scorers with 11 points.
“It was nice to get a victory on the road,” head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “We will now prepare for the Big 12 season.”
The Jayhawks led 32-28 at the half, but came out firing in the second period as they shot 54 percent in the half to pull away in the contest.
The Jayhawks held Ball State leading scorer Kate Endress to 6-of-25 shooting from the field. Endress led the Cardinals with 15 points, while teammate Tina Bolte added 10 points.
Kansas will tip-off the Big 12 season next Wednesday, Jan. 5, when it travels to Austin, Texas to take on the Texas Longhorns. Game time is scheduled 7 p.m.