The Kansas Lady Jayhawks improved to 5-0 on the season after dispatching Creighton, 58-48 on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Jays fell to 2-2 after the home loss.
The 22nd-ranked Jayhawks built an early lead thanks to their pressing defense, that Creighton couldn’t figure out. Eight minutes into the game, Kansas was ahead 16-4. The host team failed to cut much into the lead, as Kansas held a 30-18 lead at halftime. The second half was more of the same, as Kansas out-muscled and out-played Creighton down-low. After Charlicia Harper made a jumper, Kansas built their largest lead at 19 points, 51-32. The Blue Jays managed to cut the lead down to eight points, though couldn’t get closer.
Monica Engleman and Carolyn Davis each scored 12 points to lead the way for Kansas. Guard Angel Goodrich scored seven points, to go along with nine assists, three rebounds and five steals. McKenzie Fujan, Carli Tritz, and Sarah Nelson each scored 11 points to key Creighton’s effort. The Blue Jays shot just 39% from the field, while Kansas countered with 53% shooting.
Next up for Kansas is a meeting with Grambling State on Wednesday evening in Lawrence.
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