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Kansas women’s basketball team tops Minnesota

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at 8:51 p.m.

Carolyn Davis scored 20 points to help the No. 20 Kansas women’s basketball team beat Minnesota 65-53 on Sunday in Lawrence.

Davis, who was limited to 24 minutes by foul problems, hit 8 of 11 shots. Davis’ backup, Chelsea Gardiner, added 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting.

Minnesota took a 10-3 lead to start the game. Monica Engelman scored six points as KU responded with a 10-0 run to take the lead, though neither team gained control and the scored was 30-30 at halftime. The Jayhawks slowly pulled away in the second half.

Kansas is 7-0, the third consecutive season the Jayhawks have started 7-0.

MINNESOTA (6-3): Kellogg 1-4 0-0 2, Riche 3-9 0-1 6, Banham 8-16 2-2 19, Mullaney 2-7 0-0 4, Noga 1-2 0-0 3, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Cotton 1-3 2-3 4, Hirt 3-9 3-4 9, Loberg 3-9 0-0 6. Totals 22-59 7-10 53.

KANSAS (7-0): Davis 8-11 4-12 20, Jackson 2-8 0-2 5, Goodrich 2-5 4-6 9, Engelman 3-11 0-0 6, Knight 2-7 0-1 4, Boyd 1-1 0-0 3, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Gardner 7-9 0-0 14, Harper 1-4 2-4 4. Totals 26-56 10-25 65.

Haalftime—Tied 30-30. 3-Point Goals—Minnesota 2-5 (Noga 1-1, Banham 1-4), Kansas 3-14 (Boyd 1-1, Goodrich 1-2, Jackson 1-3, Harper 0-2, Engelman 0-2, Knight 0-4). Fouled Out—Mullaney. Rebounds—Minnesota 36 (Loberg 7), Kansas 41 (Engelman, Gardner, Harper, Jackson 6). Assists—Minnesota 7 (Banham 3), Kansas 19 (Goodrich 6). Total Fouls—Minnesota 21, Kansas 15. A—2,102.

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