Jayhawks roll past AMW All-Stars, 95-52
PARIS – Kansas women’s basketball improved to 2-0 on its foreign tour after a 95-52 victory against AMW All-Stars on Friday afternoon at Le Stadium in Paris.
In the second game against the AMW All-Stars, four Jayhawks once again netted double figures as junior Jessica Washington led all scorers for the second game in a row, with 17 points. Junior Chayla Cheadle notched 15 points behind a pair of treys. Sophomores McKenzie Calvert and Kylee Kopatich rounded out the double-digit scorers with 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Sophomore Chelsea Lott came off the bench to lead Kansas on the glass with five rebounds. Calvert, Cheadle and Tyler Johnson each grabbed three boards while senior Caelynn Manning-Allen brought down four rebounds.
Kansas opened the game with a 6-0 run and didn’t allow the opposition to score until the 6:39 mark. The Jayhawks’ defense held the AMW All-Stars to just 11 points in the first period and notched a 10-point lead at the end of the first 10 minutes of play, which wouldn’t be relinquished before time expired. Cheadle led KU in the opening period with eight points.
In the second quarter, Kansas outscored the AMW All-Stars, 20-7, including a 10-0 run over the final five minutes of the half. Washington led the Jayhawks in the second period, after netting 10 points. Lott entered the game in the second quarter to score four-straight points right away. Heading into the locker room at halftime, Kansas led 41-18.
The Jayhawks outscored the AMW All-Stars with the help of six unanswered points from Calvert to start the second half. Sophomore Aisia Robertson sank a 3-pointer, her first of the game, to give Kansas a 32-point advantage over the home team, she finished the afternoon with five points. Newcomer Eboni Watts saw action in the third period and recorded a steal, a rebound and a pair of assists. Kansas took a 70-36 advantage into the final period of the game.
With the help of Kopatich’s sharp-shooting from the 3-point line, Kansas extended its lead in the final quarter. Kopatich recorded 11 points in the final 10 minutes of action, including nine from beyond the arc. Sydney Benoit came off the bench and netted four points in the fourth quarter as Kansas defeated the AMW All-Stars, 95-52, in its final game in Paris.
The Jayhawks travel to Montreux, Switzerland to face Sion Select on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 8 a.m. (CT).
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