After suffering a loss in their conference opener, the Kansas Lady Jayhawks looked to knock off one of the best teams in the country in the #9 ranked Baylor Lady Bears. Unfortunately, the outstanding play by Baylor Senior G Odyssey Sims and Freshman F Nina Davis proved to be too much for Kansas to handle on the road.
Odyssey Sims scored a game-high 30 points on 11-22 shooting in the Lady Bears 75-55 victory over the Lady Jayhawks, extending their home winning streak to 68 consecutive games. Sims, only shooting 1-4 from three-point range, was able to tie the career record for three-point baskets made in Baylor women’ basketball history (195). Freshman F Nina Davis backed up Sims stellar performance with a 19 point, 7 rebound outing of her own.
Charlicia Harper was the high scorer for the Jayhawks, totaling 15 points on 6-18 shooting and added 7 assists as well. G Asia Boyd came off the bench to score 12 points.
Kansas doubled the turnover margin as they gave the ball away 15 times to Baylor’s 8. The Lady Jayhawks were also out rebounded by the Lady Bears 50-41.
Late in the game, with only 1:18 remaining according to the ESPN.com recap, Freshman Guard Keyla Morgan struck the shoulder of a fellow teammate following a shot and plunged into a seizure. Morgan was tended to on the floor for several minutes before being carted off by a stretcher and taken to the hospital.
“It’s scary for all of us,” Kansas Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “At least I get to be out there and I can hear her talk, see that she’s squeezing her hands and she can move her toes a little bit.”
It was brought to the attention of the Associated Press by a text message from KU spokeswoman Theresa Kurtz that Morgan was cleared to leave the hospital and travel home with the team Sunday evening.
Kansas falls to 7-7 on the year and 0-2 in conference play thus far. The Lady Jayhawks get another shot at their first conference win Wednesday January 8 as they travel to TCU.