The Kansas Lady Jayhawks picked up a huge win on Sunday afternoon vs 20th-ranked Oklahoma, 81-71. Senior forward Carolyn Davis scored 24 points to go along with 10 rebounds and two blocked shots in the win.
Kansas improved to 16-8 and 7-6 in the Big 12 conference with the victory. Oklahoma fell to 18-7 overall and 8-5. Guard Monica Engelman added 21 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in the win. Senior guard Angel Goodrich posted a double-double with 17 points, 10 assists and five rebounds. Goodrich with the 10 assists moved into first place all-time for Kansas in that category with 687 altogether.
Oklahoma was keyed by Aaryn Ellenberg who scored 21 points, while Joanna McFarland added 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Kansas broke open a 5-4 game early on with six consecutive points, never looking back from that point. At halftime, the host Jayhawks held a 34-22 advantage. From there the lead rose to 19 points after an Engleman made lay-up made the score 54-35 with 11:14 remaining. Oklahoma managed to battle back, cutting the lead to nine after an made three-pointer by Ellenberg at the 6:14 mark. Kansas managed to hold off the Sooners in the end, thanks to making 11-14 free throws down the stretch.
Next up for the Jayhawks is a game at Texas on Wednesday. The Longhorns are 9-15 overall and 2-11 in conference.
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