The Kansas Lady Jayhawks and Southeast Missouri State women’s basketball team battled it out for 40 minutes in Lawrence on Wednesday night. The home-team managed to hold off a strong Bobcats team in the end, winning 68-58. Kansas jumped out to a 9-0 lead before the Redhawks got going. Jayhawks forward Carolyn Davis and guard Angel Goodrich led the way for Kansas.
The pesky Redhawks wouldn’t go away, hanging around the Jayhawks throughout the game, waiting to pounce on the home team. Though with the strong duo of Goodrich and Davis in place, Kansas was not to be denied. Davis scored 27 points in the win, while Goodrich added 17. The quick guard also came away with eight assists, five steals and three rebounds. Kansas center Monica Engleman pulled down 11 rebounds and led the team in assists with four. Reserve Tania Jackson finished with a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
For the visiting Redhawks, guard Allyson Bradshaw was the vocal point of the offense. Bradshaw scored 17 points on 6-10 shooting from the field, including 5-5 from behind the 3-point line. Brittany Harriel added 11 points off the bench for Southeast Missouri State.
Kansas for the game shot 40% from the field, while Southeast Missouri State connected on 38% of their field goals. The Redhawks were never ahead in the game, though the contest was tied in the second half at 44. Kansas then scored the next 12 points of the game, pulling away.
Next up for Kansas is a meeting with ACC team Wake Forest.