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West Virginia defeats Kansas, 59-56

  • 6 p.m., Feb. 10, 2015
  • WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

KU women’s rally falls short at West Virginia

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— West Virginia held Kansas to 15 first-half points and hung on for a 59-56 victory in Big 12 women’s basketball Tuesday night.

Chelsea Gardner and Asia Boyd led KU with 18 points apiece, and Gardner added 12 rebounds.

The Jayhawks trailed 27-15 at halftime after going the final 5:15 of the first half without scoring.

KU, which never led, tied the game at 53 on a jumper by Gardner at 2:34. The Jayhawks later sliced West Virginia’s lead to one point, 57-56, on three free throws by Asia Boyd.

But West Virginia sealed the victory on two free throws by Linda Stepney with six seconds left.

KU fell to 13-12 overall and 4-8 in Big 12 play, while West Virginia improved to 15-9 and 5-7. The Jayhawks will host Texas at 7 p.m. Saturday.

KANSAS (56)

MIN FG FT REB PF TP

m-a m-a o-t

Chelsea Gardner 40 9-14 0-0 3-12 1 18

Natalie Knight 39 3-11 0-0 2-4 3 8

Lauren Aldridge 40 2-8 0-0 0-2 2 5

Chayla Cheadle 14 0-3 0-0 0-1 1 0

Jada Brown 2 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0

Asia Boyd 29 6-14 3-5 0-3 3 18

Terriell Bradley 31 2-4 0-0 0-2 2 5

C. Manning-Allen 5 1-1 0-0 0-2 2 2

team 3-5

Totals 23-55 3-5 8-32 14 56

Three-point goals: 7-21 (Boyd 3-9, Knight 2-4, Bradley 1-3, Aldridge 1-4, Cheadle 0-1). Assists: 15 (Aldridge 6, Knight 3, Boyd 3, Gardner, Cheadle, Bradley). Turnovers: 13 (Boyd 5, Bradley 3, Knight 2, Brown 2, Aldridge). Blocked shots: 3 (Gardner 3). Steals: 4 (Knight 2, Aldridge, Bradley).

WEST VIRGINIA (59)

MIN FG FT REB PF TP

m-a m-a o-t

Bria Homes 38 1-14 5-8 0-1 2 27

Averee Fields 38 5-11 0-0 3-7 1 10

L. Montgomery 25 3-8 0-0 1-8 4 6

Bre McDonald 24 1-6 2-3 0-2 4 4

Linda Stepney 37 0-2 3-4 0-7 1 3

Jessica Morton 15 2-7 0-0 0-1 0 4

Teana Muldrow 6 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 3

Crystal Leary 14 1-1 0-1 0-0 0 2

K. Montgomery 3 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0

team 1-4

Totals 24-51 10-16 6-31 12 59

Three-point goals: 1-4 (Muldrow 1-1, Holmes 0-1, McDonald 0-1, Morton 0-1). Assists: 11 (Holmes 4, Stepney 3, Fields 2, L. Montgomery, Morton). Turnovers: 9 (Holmes 4, Morton 2, L. Montgomery, McDonald, Stepney). Blocked shots: 6 (L. Montgomery 3, Morton, Muldrow, Leary). Steals: 7 (Holmes 2, Fields 2, L. Montgomery, McDonald, Leary).

Kansas 15 41 — 56

West Virginia 27 32 — 59

Officials: Beverly Roberts, Brian Hall, Maj Forsberg. Attendance: 1,563.

Comments

David Kelley-Wood 7 years, 6 months ago

It's been two steps forward and one step back, with the last two games being the backward step. It's time to get back to the primary trend.

Mick Allen 7 years, 6 months ago

It has been 4 steps forward and 8 steps back, to be accurate.

Mick Allen 7 years, 6 months ago

The primary trend as always is to finish below .500 in the conference and to never finish any higher than a tie for 5th in the Big Twelve.

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