Jan 19, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers center Ayana Dunning (33) during the game against the Baylor Bears in the first half at the Ferrell Center. Baylor won 76-58. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Women’s Basketball: Lady Jayhawks Lose to West Virginia, 72-56


On Saturday in Lawrence, the Kansas Lady Jayhawks fell apart in the second half as West Virginia pulled away in a 72-56 win. Ayanna Dunning led the Mountaineers with 17 points and nine rebounds in the win.

With the win, West Virginia improved to 14-9 overall and 6-6 in Big 12 conference play. Kansas is 14-8 and 5-6 in conference. Carolyn Davis had a good game for the Lady Jayhawks, in pulling down 11 rebounds to go with 14 points. Angel Goodrich had her usual type of game, in scoring nine points, along with six rebounds and six assists. Goodrich always is a threat for the triple-double. Other then those two players, Kansas failed to get too much scoring. For the game, Kansas shot 37% from the field.

Both teams went back and forth in the first half as West Virginia managed to cling to a 30-29 lead at the intermission. The second half was more of the same as neither team could grab much of an advantage until West Virginia went on a 14-2 run, pushing a two-point lead to 14 points at the 7:02 mark. The lead ballooned to 17 points at 68-51 after Averee Fields made a free throw.

Kansas next faces TCU on Wednesday. The Horned Frogs are still looking for their first win in conference after falling for the 11th straight time on Saturday to Texas Tech, 64-46.

 

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