Jayhawks respond from first loss with victory over Newman

Coming off their first loss of the season to the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Kansas Jayhawks responded with a 97-64 victory against Newman University on Sunday.

Senior forward Carolyn Davis carried the load as she scored the opening 10 points of the game and finished with a team-high 24 points and nine rebounds in just 14 minutes of playing time.

Sophomore forward Chelsea Gardner continued her great play as she pitched in for 17 points off the bench and tied Davis with nine rebounds.

Over the last four games, Gardner has been sensational coming off the bench for the No. 17 Jayhawks. Gardner is averaging 16.3 points per in her last four outings on 74.4 percent shooting.

Senior guards Angel Goodrich and Monica Engelman combined for 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting. Goodrich also added a team-high seven assists.

The Jayhawks as a whole shot 55 percent which tied their season-high in field goal percentage, a total they shot against Grambling State on Nov. 28.

The victory against Newman marked 50 straight wins against a non-conference opponent in Allen Fieldhouse.

The Jayhawks will get a week off as they get ready for Prairie View A&M on Dec. 16.

  • Updated Dec. 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm