Wichita State Shockers

Creighton demolishes Shocker women

Creighton opened the game with a 17-4 run and never looked back on the way to a 89-48 rout of the Wichita State women at Omaha, Neb.

Megan Neuvirth led the Bluejays with 16 points — including 12 in the second half — while Jessica Diamond came off the bench to lead the Shockers with 11 points.

Wichita State trailed 45-21 at halftime.

The Shockers return to action on Saturday, traveling to Des Moines, Iowa, to take on Drake.

WICHITA STATE: Boyd 2-10 1-2 5, Turner 2-8 2-3 6, Henderson 0-6 2-2 2, Johnson 3-9 0-0 6, Lankster 3-5 0-0 8, Gladden 2-3 0-1 4, Diamond 5-11 0-0 11, Kemp 0-0 0-0 0, Price 1-1 0-0 2, Gordon 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 20-59 5-88 48.

CREIGHTON: Schuett 12, Neuvirth 16, Nelson 15, Woodard 14, Herring 4, Moore 9, Crites 6, Jensen 8, Corbin 3, Frank 2. Totals 32-50 18-21 89.

Halftime — Creighton 45, Wichita State 21. 3s — WSU3-11 (Lankster 2-4, Diamond 1-1, Johnson 0-1, Henderson 0-1, Boyd 0-2, Turner 0-2); CU 7-12 (Woodard 2-2, Jensen 2-4, Schuett 1-1, Neuvirth 1-3, Herring 1-2). Rebounds — WSU20 (Boyd 5); CU 42 (Schuett 13). Total fouls — WSU18, CU 9. Assists — Wichita: 9 (Henderson 3), CU: 25 (Neuvirth 5). Attendance: 331.

Buckner to go into Shocker Hall — Former WSU women's player Angela Buckner is the lone inductee into the Shocker Sports Hall of Fame.

Buckner, WSU's career rebounding leader, will be inducted during the Feb. 6 men's basketball game against Indiana State at Koch Arena.

Buckner, from Kapaun Mount Carmel, played at WSU from 2000-04. She was named to the Missouri Valley Conference's All-Centennial team after a career that included three All-MVC selections. She averaged 12.1 rebounds for her career and totaled 67 games with double figures in scoring and rebounding, tops in MVC history. She ranks eighth on WSU's career scoring list with 1,382 points.

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