Thursday, February 23, 2006

KU women fall to Tech


— LaToya Davis scored 21 points on near-perfect shooting to lead Texas Tech past Kansas, 62-50, in Big 12 Conference women's basketball Wednesday night.

Davis shot 9-of-11 from the field and had nine rebounds.

The game was close at 45-43 with less than eight minutes to go, but Tech closed out the game on a 17-7 run. Kansas didn't score for almost five minutes during that stretch.

Before that point, the teams went back and forth in scoring, with nine lead changes and four ties.

"They're a good team," KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said. "They made us pay when we broke down offensively."

Alesha Robertson added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Raiders (13-12, 8-6 Big 12), who have won 10 straight at home.

Crystal Kemp had a double-double for Kansas (15-10, 4-10), with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Erica Hallman scored 15 points, and Taylor McIntosh added 14.


Don Buckner/AP Photo

Kansas University's Crystal Kemp, left, looks to pass around Texas Tech's LaToya Davis in the Jayhawks' 62-50 loss. KU fell to the Red Raiders on Wednesday in Lubbock, Texas.

All but two points by the Jayhawks came from starters. In contrast, the Raiders' bench contributed 11 points.

The Raiders shot 48 percent from the field and 52 percent in the second half.

In the first half, Kansas jumped to an early 9-2 lead, but Tech responded with a 12-4 run that featured two three-pointers by Robertson.

Tech has beaten Kansas seven straight times.

Kansas will return home for its final two games of the regular season. The Jayhawks play host to Border War rival Missouri at 11 a.m. Saturday. The game will be televised nationally by Fox Sports Net.

KU then wraps up its regular season when it entertains rival Kansas State on Thursday. That game, televised nationally on CSTV, will be senior night for Brown, Hallman and Kemp.


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