Kansas juniors Bailey Helgren and Tina Stephens dominated the second half to lead the KU women’s basketball team to a 66-55 win against Emporia State in exhibition play Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
With the win, Kansas ended exhibition play with a 1-1 record.
Both Helgren and Stephens scored 15 points for the Jayhawks. Helgren went 7-of-9 from the field and Stephens was 5-for-9. Stephens scored 14 of her 15 points after intermission, while Helgren had a team-high five blocks in the win.
Emporia State took an early lead in the third quarter, 32-30, before Kansas would go on a 13-3 run to take a 43-35 advantage. Stephens scored 8 straight points during the run, including two traditional 3-point plays and a pair of free throws. Up 48-44, Kansas went on an 11-2 run to create a 57-45 cushion with just over five minutes to play.
Kansas will host Indiana State at 7 p.m. Thursday.