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Women Shockers begin road trip at Drake

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at 7:04 a.m.

Wichita State’s women, owners of a two-game Missouri Valley Conference lead, hit the road for an important swing to Drake and Creighton.

WSU (16-7, 10-1 MVC) is coming off its first Valley stumble, a 20-point home loss to seventh-place Bradley on Sunday. Thursday’s game at ninth-place Drake (7-15, 2-9) begins at 7 p.m. A win tonight would tie the 1999-2000 Shockers for the best 24-game start.

The Shockers shot 58 percent in a 70-51 victory over Drake on Jan. 21 at Koch Arena. Drake shot 33 percent and committed 23 turnovers.

The Shockers play at second-place Creighton (16-6, 8-3) on Saturday. A sweep of the road trip would give WSU a three-game lead with five to play.

Friends, Tabor in showdown — The Friends women, ranked 25th in this week’s NAIA Division II poll, go for their 13th straight win on Thursday night at Tabor in a showdown of first-place teams.

Friends (20-7, 14-2 KCAC) hasn’t lost since a Dec. 29 10-point defeat at Briar Cliff. Its last conference loss was Dec. 8 at Kansas Wesleyan.

Tabor (18-8, 14-2) lost by 31 points at Southwestern last week but bounced back with a six-point win over Saint Mary on Saturday.

Friends won the teams’ first matchup 58-50 on Jan. 12 in Wichita, holding Tabor to 32.1-percent shooting and out-rebounding the Bluejays 32-21.

Kansas State 68, Texas 47 — Brittany Chambers scored 24 points, pulled down four rebounds and handed out eight assists for KSU. Chantay Caron added 12 points and nine rebounds, and Haley Texada had 13 points an dfour rebounds for KSU, which hit 12 three-pointers, three by Chambers.

Texas (9-14, 2-10): Enemkpali 8-14 2-3 18, McGee-Stafford 1-6 0-0 2, Davenport 5-14 1-2 11, Rodrigo 2-6 0-0 4, Fussell 1-5 0-0 2, Brewer 0-0 0-0 0, Mazionyte 2-5 1-2 6, Sanders 2-4 0-0 4, Hattis 0-1 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-55 (1-5) 4-7 47.

Kansas State (13-11, 4-8): Caron 5-10 0-0 12, Texada 5-10 0-1 13, Chambers 8-18 5-7 24, Craig 3-8 0-0 8, White 3-5 1-2 8, Bronw 1-1 0-0 3, Spresser 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-52 (12-33) 68.

Halftime — KSU 33, UT 22. 3s — UT 1-5 (Mazionyte), KSU 12-33 (Texada 3, Chambers 3, Caron 2, Craig 2, White, Brown). Rebounds — UT 34 (Enemkpali 13), KSU 31 (Caron 9). Assists — UT 12 (Fussell 4), KSU 17 (Chambers 8). Fouls — UT 12, KSU 7. A — 3,174.

Kansas 76, TCU 75 — Carolyn Davis scored the go-ahead basket with 14 seconds left and Chelsea Gardner blocked a shot with three seconds left for KU, which rallied from a 23-point first-half deficit to win in Fort Worth.

Monica Engelman scored 26 points, Angel Goodrich handed out 10 assists and Gardner nabbed 18 rebounds and blocked six shots.

Kansas (15-8, 6-6): Gardner 2-8 3-4 7, Davis 6-11 7-11 19, Goodrich 3-9 3-6 9, Engelman 9-16 6-8 26, Harper 0-6 0-0 0, Boyd 4-13 3-4 14, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Hawkins 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 24-63 (5-21) 23-35 76.

TCU (7-16, 0-12): Hamilton 4-9 0-2 8, Ventress 1-6 2-3 4, Lovings 0-3 0-2 0, Cole 5-12 4-5 18, Medley 10-22 8-10 35, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Prince 0-0 0-0 0, Gross 2-6 2-2 6, Diaz 0-0 0-0 0, Breaux 1-5 1-4 4, Colbert 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23 65 (12-32) 17-28 75.

Halftime — TCU 49, KU 27. 3s — KU 5-21 (Boyd 3, Engelman 2), TCU 12-32 (Medley 7, Cole 4, Breaux). Rebounds — KU 58 (Gardner 18), TCU 34 (Hamilton 9). Assists — KU 15 (Goodrich 10), TCU 14 (Medley 5). Fouls — KU 21, TCU 25. A — 1,977.

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