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Kansas women roll past Grambling State

  • Eagle news services
  • Published Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at 10:13 p.m.

Sophomore Chelsea Gardner had 26 points and 10 rebounds as the 20th-ranked Kansas women beat Grambling State 101-47 on Wednesday night in Lawrence.

Sophomore Asia Boyd added 15 points and 10 rebounds and Natalie Knight scored 13 for KU, which improved to 6-0.

Grambling scored the game’s first 10 points in the opening 2 minutes, 36 seconds. KU responded with a 19-4 run to take the lead with 12 minutes left in the half. Knight scored seven points during that opening run. KU stretched its lead to 42-29 at halftime, then outscored Grambling 59-18 in the second half.

The Jayhawks finished with a 53-30 rebound advantage and forced 25 Grambling turnovers. Knight was the only KU starter to play more than 20 minutes — she played 22.

Kansas returns to action Sunday at home against Minnesota.

GRAMBLING ST. (0-6): Ricks 4-10 0-1 8, Watkins 4-11 1-2 10, Burwell 1-6 1-2 3, Miller 5-17 1-3 12, Anderson 0-4 0-1 0, Ceazer 6-13 0-0 14, Richard 0-0 0-0 0, Threatt 0-0 0-0 0, Gibson 0-1 0-0 0, McCowan 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-64 3-9 47.

KANSAS (6-0): Davis 2-7 2-2 6, Jackson 3-5 0-0 7, Goodrich 3-7 1-1 7, Engelman 4-7 0-0 8, Knight 5-6 1-1 13, Boyd 6-13 2-3 15, Cole 3-3 2-3 8, Williams 3-6 0-0 6, Gardner 11-13 4-4 26, Harper 1-5 2-2 4, Hawkins 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 41-74 15-18 101.

Halftime—Kansas 42-29. 3-Point Goals—Grambling St. 4-14 (Ceazer 2-3, Watkins 1-1, Miller 1-8, Burwell 0-2), Kansas 4-15 (Knight 2-3, Jackson 1-2, Boyd 1-3, Engelman 0-1, Hawkins 0-1, Harper 0-2, Goodrich 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Grambling St. 30 (Watkins 7), Kansas 53 (Boyd, Gardner, Williams 10). Assists—Grambling St. 8 (Burwell, Miller 3), Kansas 27 (Goodrich 8). Total Fouls—Grambling St. 16, Kansas 12. A—1,903.

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