Jayhawks inside game too much for Islanders
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Without their top two post players, the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi women's basketball team had no answer on the inside for the University of Kansas, dropping an 85-44 final to the Jayhawks in the first road contest of the season.
With the game tied at 2-2, KU scored the next six points to open up an 8-2 lead three minutes into the game. Jessica Jammer and Anitra Jeffery hit a pair of jumpers to bring the score within 10-6 before another run, this time 12-0, saw the Jayhawks open up a 22-6 advantage. The Islanders closed to within 26-15 with seven minutes left until the intermission, but were unable to sustain the momentum. The teams headed into halftime with Kansas leading 44-26 after 20 minutes of play. Carolyn Davis led the way for the home team with 20 points in the opening period.
Jammer led the Islanders in scoring with nine points in the opening half while Lauren Smith had five points. Taryn Gregory scored four off the bench as the Islanders went into the break trailing by 18. Jeffery led the team with three rebounds.
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi was unable to find a rhythm in the second half, falling behind 82-35 at one point before ending the game in an 85-44 final.
Jammer led all Islanders with 11 points in the game while Jeffery finished with nine points while leading the team with seven rebounds.
As a team, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi was outrebounded by a 53-21 margin as KU took advantage of the void inside for the Islanders.
Next up will be a 7:00 p.m. game on Saturday, Nov. 20 in Edinburg. The Islanders will face the Texas - Pan American Broncs. The two teams split games last season, with each winning on the road.