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Texas Women Fall to Kansas, 85-61

 

Article courtesy of www.texassports.com

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Chassidy Fussell scored 22 points, but the Texas Women's Basketball team was overwhelmed by the Kansas Jayhawks on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas went on a 16-2 run early in the first half took a 17-point lead with 6:04 remaining in the period. Texas eventually got within three points early in the second but would get no closer as the Jayhawks stretched their lead to as many as 26.

KU's Angel Goodrich set a Kansas all-time single-game record for assists with 16 and also scored 16 points. Aishah Sutherland led all players with 24 points and 12 rebounds and Carolyn Davis added 18.

Yvonne Anderson and Ashleigh Fontenette also finished in double figures for the Longhorns, contributing 10 points each.

KU shot 57.6 percent on the game to the Longhorns' 35.9 percent. Texas was just 8-for-35 from the field in the second half.

The Longhorns return home to the Erwin Center to take on the Oklahoma State Cowgirls on Saturday at 7 p.m.

POSTGAME NOTES

TEAM
-The Longhorns closed the first half on an 8-0 run to trail 40-33 at the half ... the Jayhawks led by as many as 17 (36-19) at the 6:04 mark in the opening half.
-KU's 83 points were its most ever against Texas ... also the most by a UT opponent this season.

INDIVIDUALS

Yvonne Anderson
-Reached double-figure scoring for the 14th time this season and 40th in her career with 10 points.

Nneka Enemkpali
-Led Texas in rebounding for the sixth time this season with seven boards
-Averaging 6.3 rpg over the last four games

Ashleigh Fontenette
-Reached double-figure scoring for the 14th time this season and 60th of her career with 10 points

Chassidy Fussell
-Led Texas in scoring for the 15th time this season with 22 points
-Recorded her ninth 20-point game of the season and 22nd of her career
-Shot 8-for-8 from the line, the 11th time this season she
-Reached double-figure scoring for the 20th time this season and 48th in her career

Ashley Gayle
-Recorded a game-high four blocks
-Marked her most blocks in a game since registering four against Iowa State on Jan. 18

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