Kansas defeats Creighton, 58-48

  • 2 p.m., Nov. 25, 2012
  • Omaha, Neb.,

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Carolyn Davis joins 1,400 club; KU women down Creighton


— Kansas University senior Carolyn Davis joined the 1,400-point club as No. 22 Kansas University remained undefeated with a 58-48 nonconference women’s basketball victory over Creighton on Sunday at D.J. Sokol Arena.

Davis was 5-for-6 from the floor and had 12 points. She has 1,400 for her career.

Monica Engelman added 12 points and CeCe Harper 10 for the Jayhawks (5-0).

Kansas shot 24-for-45 (53.3 percent) from the field and scored 24 points off Bluejay turnovers.

KU opened with a 16-4 run and used balanced offense — seven Jayhawks scored — to take a 30-18 lead over Creighton (2-2) into halftime.

The Jayhawks led by as many as 19 before Creighton made it 52-43 with 4:24 to play.

The Bluejays came within eight points twice, but baskets by Harper and Engelman and two free throws by Natalie Knight in the final 34 seconds set the final margin.

“Monica hit a tough two to start and helped her get off to a good start,” Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “This was a solid team effort, and we got great offensive support from both Monica and CeCe. It was a good win.”

Kansas will host Grambling State at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse.


Thomas Michaud 6 years ago

Excellent work, Ms. Davis! Wow, ranked no. 22?! ... Keep up the momentum (and balanced attack) ladies!!

actorman 6 years ago

This is the year: men and women both in the Final Four (or, dare I dream .....)

MinnesotaJay 6 years ago

Congratulations on an impressive road win! Good to see so many contributing.

KGphoto 6 years ago

Angel Goodrich has 9 dimes in a 10 point road win and isn't even mentioned. That's a good team effort indeed.

Natalie Knight is rarely the story, but she consistently closes games with solid play. A big shot, a steal and a breakaway, free throws, whatever. She always seems to be there when it counts. She had 9 points (3-3 shooting, 3-3 from the line), 3 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 blocks, 4 assists and 0 turnovers in 35 minutes. She's gotta be the most underrated player on the team, and I would imagine her and Angel make up one of the best backcourts in the Big 12.

By the way, Natalie is listed as a forward in the box score.

no_fan 6 years ago

One of the best back courts in the big 12, doubt that seriously. They both need to start stopping better guards before I would even begin to say that. Yes angel takes charges but I have yet to see her or natalie shut down the opposing teams guards. Besides kgphoto, angel and Carolyn will and are entitled to the press as long as they sit on this watch list, that watch list, and some.

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