University of Kansas

KU women blast Samford

Natalie Knight and Asia Boyd scored 13 points apiece to help host Kansas defeat Samford 66-44 Monday night in Lawrence.

Knight handed out five assists, and Chayla Cheadle and Lauren Aldridge added 10 points each as KU won its third game in its last four starts.

Kansas (6-7) shot 44.6 percent from the field while holding Samford to 37.5 percent.

SAMFORD (6-7): Nichols 4-8 2-2 12, Elliott 3-5 3-4 9, Reece 2-5 0-0 5, McGee 1-4 2-2 4, Stricklin 2-4 0-0 4, Riggins 2-7 0-1 5, Stevens 1-2 2-2 4, Mayers 0-4 1-2 1, Fletcher 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-40 10-13 44.

KANSAS (9-4): Knight 5-13 2-2 13, Cheadle 3-4 2-2 10, Aldridge 3-7 2-2 10, Gardner 3-5 2-2 8, Brown 3-4 0-0 6, Boyd 6-14 0-0 13, Bradley 2-8 1-2 6, Manning 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Enabulele 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 25-56 9-11 66.

Halftime — Kansas 35-20. Three-point shooting – Samford 4-11 (Nichols 2, Reece, Riggins), KU 7-19 (Cheadle 2, Aldridge 2, Boyd, Bradley, Knight). Rebounds — Samford 26 (Mayers 5), Kansas 34 (Gardner, Cheadle 6). Assists — Samford 7 (Reece, McGee 2), Kansas 13 (Knight 5). Fouls — Samford 16, KU 14. A — 1,978.

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