Olathe South defender Kylee Kopatich comes from behind to swat a shot by Lawrence High junior Marissa Pope (20)  during their basketball game, Friday evening in Olathe.

O-South girls star Kopatich switches commitment from KSU to KU

The MVP of Kansas’ Sunflower League is headed to Kansas University on a women’s basketball scholarship. Kylee Kopatich, a 5-foot-10 junior point guard for Olathe South, orally committed to Bonnie Henrickson’s KU program on Sunday and announced the commitment Monday. She initially had committed to Kansas State but made other plans following the removal of Deb Patterson as coach. Basketball recruiting notes by Gary Bedore

April 22, 2014


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Zenger: ‘Bonnie will be back’ to lead KU women's basketball

Transfers mount, but AD confident in coach Henrickson

Three of Bonnie Henrickson’s underclassmen have decided not to return to Kansas University next season, but the KU women’s basketball coach will be back for her 11th season, determined to land her first winning conference record in Big 12 play. By Tom Keegan

Kansas product Carolyn Davis signs with Stars

Former Kansas University basketball player Carolyn Davis signed with the San Antonio Stars of the WNBA on Thursday.

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Lamaria Cole leaving KU women's basketball program

Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Thursday that sophomore guard Lamaria Cole has been released to transfer to another school.

Gardner earns WBCA honors

Kansas University women’s basketball forward Chelsea Gardner was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s All-Region team, the organization announced Tuesday.

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Baylor overwhelms KU women in Big 12 quarterfinal, 81-47

Kansas couldn’t duplicate the magic from its biggest win of the season. The Jayhawks trailed Baylor by just a point at halftime on Jan. 19 before dominating the second half and winning by 16. In the rematch Saturday, the ninth-ranked Lady Bears led by 26 at the break and routed Kansas 81-47 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.

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Kansas women open Big 12 tourney with OT victory over K-State

Chelsea Gardner scored six of her 29 points in overtime as eighth-seeded Kansas defeated No. 9 seed Kansas State 87-84 in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament on Friday night.

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Kansas women eager for KSU rematch

KU gets a rematch with the Wildcats at 6 tonight in Oklahoma City, site of the Big 12 Tournament. By Benton Smith

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Kansas women unable to play spoiler as WVU wins share of Big 12 title

Bria Holmes scored 16 points to lead No. 7 West Virginia to a 67-60 victory over Kansas University on Tuesday night for a share of the Big 12 women’s championship. The Jayhawks did their best to spoil West Virginia’s party but couldn’t overcome a 13-point deficit in the second half. Kansas lost its fifth straight game.

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KU women to tackle No. 7 WVU

After four straight losses dropped the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s record to five games below .500 with one date remaining in the regular season, one might think the outlook couldn’t get much worse for the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith

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Kansas women suffer fourth straight setback in home finale

The past few days, Kansas University women’s basketball practices haven’t exactly been pleasant. Losing streaks tend to have that effect. After the skid extended to four games Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse, in an 87-79 loss to Iowa State, things won’t look any less bleak for the Jayhawks in the days to come. By Benton Smith

Close calls haunt KU women

As the Kansas University women’s basketball season heads toward an end, and losses outnumber wins, the narrow defeats are the most difficult ones for coach Bonnie Henrickson to forget. The Jayhawks (12-16 overall, 5-11 Big 12) have lost five of their last six games, and some of those losses would qualify as winnable games in Henrickon’s mind.

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KU women fall to K-State, 76-68

21-0 first-half hole dooms Jayhawks

A 21-0 deficit during the game's first six minutes proved to be too much for the Kansas University women's basketball team to overcome in a 76-68 loss to Kansas State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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KU women: KSU ‘biggest game of the year’

The Kansas University women’s basketball team has reached the point of the year when every remaining game magically transforms into the Jayhawks’ biggest game of the season. Tonight’s 7 p.m. matchup with Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse might have been that anyway. By Matt Tait

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KU women lose another close game, 64-61, at Oklahoma

Chelsea Gardner pulled the Kansas University women’s basketball team within two points of Oklahoma with 53 seconds left, but the Jayhawks couldn’t force a stop and lost, 64-61, on Saturday.

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