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Monday, September 30, 2013

KU women’s basketball Gonzalez twins ailing

At least one twin to miss Late Night

Twin sisters Dakota, left, and Dylan Gonzalez will be freshmen members of the 2013-14 Kansas University women's basketball team.

Twin sisters Dakota, left, and Dylan Gonzalez will be freshmen members of the 2013-14 Kansas University women's basketball team.

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Twin sisters Dakota, left, and Dylan Gonzalez will be freshmen members of the 2013-14 Kansas University women's basketball team.

The Gonzalez twins are on the injured list as the Kansas University freshmen prepare for the start of their first season in women’s college basketball.

Dylan Gonzalez, a 6-foot freshman from Highland High in Pocatello, Idaho, had hernia surgery on Friday and likely will miss at least a couple weeks of practice, KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said Monday. Dakota Gonzalez, also a 6-footer, has been out after suffering a concussion.

“Dylan won’t do anything this weekend,” Henrickson said, indicating Dylan Gonzalez will miss Friday’s Late Night in the Phog scrimmage. “They say typically within a week you can start on the exercise bike. Dakota ... we’re being cautious. We’re hoping she can go on Friday. She’s able to go halfcourt.”

Aside from the physical problems, the twins have fared well in workouts this summer and since school started, Henrickson said.

“They’re tough physically. They will compete. And they’ve shot better,” Henrickson said.

Meanwhile, Natalie Knight, a 5-7 junior from Olathe who is coming off ACL surgery, was “cleared to go up and down the court today,” Henrickson said. “She’s been halfcourt and live halfcourt. She looks good.”

Henrickson is ready for today’s official start of women’s basketball practice in accordance with NCAA rules.

“I like coaching freshman. I always have,” Henrickson said. She has five on the roster. “It’s fun. It looks different and feels different this year. Obviously the point-guard position, we have to feel our way through (after losing Angel Goodrich). Lamaria (Cole, 5-6 sophomore) has looked good. We’re ready to get started.”

Comments

Ralster Jayhawk 6 months ago

Hoping the girls have a good, solid season! Would like to also thank the Gonzalez twins for:

1) Coming to KU! Play D, play hard. The offense is generated from hustle! Win the 50/50 balls...its your time to shine.

2) Hand delivering pizza to some of us in the student line prior to LateNight!

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LeBo 6 months, 1 week ago

Bonnie, in the past I have posted about weak non-conf schedules. However, two-sweet sixteens have me back-to-bandwagon.

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Waylon Cook 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Bonnies final season.

THANK GOD!

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texashawk10 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Don't worry everyone, I got this. I'll become Mormon, marry both of them, and then nurse them back to health. It's the least I can do to help the women's team out. And don't worry, I'm still in my 20's so this isn't the creepiest post ever on here.

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JayHawkFanToo 6 months, 2 weeks ago

If basketball does not work out, they could always model...

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