On Saturday evening, the Oklahoma State Cowgirls defeated Kansas Lady Jayhawks, 65-52 in Lawrence. Toni Young dominated the middle for Oklahoma State in scoring 15 points and pulling down 15 boards. The win moved the 12th-ranked Cowgirls to 15-3 and 4-2 in the Big 12 conference. Kansas fell to 12-6 overall, and 3-4 in conference.
Earlier this year, Oklahoma State beat Kansas in Stillwater, 76-59. So with Saturday’s win Oklahoma State continued their recent dominance of the Lady Jayhawks. Lindsey Keller scored 14 points, Tiffany Bias added 12 as did Kendra Suttles. Oklahoma State have won 24 games in a row that four players have scored in double figures, including 13 this year.
Kansas was led by Chelsea Gardner, who scored 14 points in the game along with nine rebounds. Natalie Knight and Carolyn Davis each scored 12 points, and senior guard Angel Goodrich added 10 points. Goodrich added six rebounds and six assists.
Kansas and Oklahoma State fought to a near draw in the first half, with the Cowgirls holding a 30-27 lead at halftime. Oklahoma State began to pull away after a Suttles made three-pointer pushed their lead to 41-34. This started a 12-5 run, getting the lead to 11. Kansas attempted to rally, cutting the lead to seven with six minutes left, but couldn’t get any closer.
Next up for the Lady Jayhawks is Iowa State on Wednesday.
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