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Kansas women top Pittsburg State in exhibition win

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at 10:45 p.m.

Chelsea Gardner scored 18 points to lead five Jayhawks in double figures as the Kansas women beat Pittsburg State 85-54 in a women’s basketball exhibition game Wednesday night in Lawrence.

Gardner, a junior forward, added 11 rebounds.

Junior guard Asia Boyd added 15 points for KU, and sophomore Lamaria Cole and freshman Dakota Gonzalez each added 12 points. The Jayhawks hit 54 percent of their shots and outrebounded the Gorillas 48-35.

Lizzy Jeronimus led Pittsburg State with 15 points and Antqunita Reed scored 11.

KU plays its second exhibition game Sunday against Emporia State and will open the regular season No. 10 against Oral Roberts in Lawrence.

PITTSBURG STATE: Reed 5-11 1-2 11, Hesser 1-5 0-1 2, Muff 1-3 2-4 4, Bordewick 0-6 1-2 1, Jeronimus 4-9 7-11 15, Lungwitz 0-2 0-0 0, Devers 0-3 0-0 0, Herlocker 2-5 0-0 6, Gafford 2-4 1-2 5, Snell 0-1 2-4 2, Brgman 0-5 0-0 0, Westhoff 3-6 0-0 8. Totals 18-60 (4-22) 14-26 54.

KANSAS: Boyd 5-7 4-4 15, Cole 6-11 0-0 12, Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Gardner 8-12 2-3 18, Knight 2-3 2-2 7, D. Gonzalez 5-8 2-2 12, D. Gonzalez 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 2-3 2-4 6, Harper 4-8 0-0 10, Manning-Allen 0-3 1-4 1, Morgan 0-1 0-0 0, Hawkins 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 34-63 (4-9) 13-19 85.

Halftime: Kansas 45, Pittsburg State 29. 3’s – Pittsburg 4-22 (Herlocker 2-4, Westhoff 2-4); Kansas 4-9 (Boyd 1-3, Knight 1-1, Harper 2-3). Rebounds – Pittsburg State 35 (Reed 7); Kansas 48 (Gardner 11). Assists – Pittsburg State 5 (Bordewick 2); Kansas 20 (D. Gonzalez 4). A – 1,386.

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