Immediate Release: November 20, 2004
Contact: Thomas Moore II (firstname.lastname@example.org)
women's basketball lose season opener to Kansas 77-53
scores 1000th career point
Kan.--Senior guard Rachel
Laws (Wyncote, Pa.) netted a free throw with 3:07 left in
the game for her 1000th career-point becoming the eighth player
in school history to reach the plateau but Binghamton (0-1) was
defeated 77-53 by the University of Kansas (1-0) in the season-opening
game for both teams at the Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks received
votes in the latest AP Top-25 poll.
"I am very proud of Rachel, her accomplishment and the way
she competed today," head coach Rich Conover said. "She
certainly is the premier player in our program right now. Hopefully
she can lead use to some better games."
The key to the game was in the first half, as the Jayhawks were
ahead 7-6. They used a 16-2 run in a span of 5:00 to pull away
from the visiting Bearcats. With the score at 30-16, the Jayhawks
went on a 18-2 run in a span of 4:51 to build their lead to 30.
At halftime the Bearcats were down 48-22. The Bearcats outscored
the the Jayhawks 31-29 in the second half.
"Kansas is a very good team," Conover said. "We
have got a lot to work on. That is the great thing about playing
a team like Kansas, you find out right away."
For Binghamton, Laws had her 17th career double-double with a
game-high 20 points and team-high 10 rebounds. Junior Rebecka
Lindgren (Oskarshamn, Sweden) added nine points. Sophomore
Kurpniece (Riga, Latvia) and sophomore Brianna
Thompson (Chehalis, Wash) each added five rebounds.
Kansas was led by Kaylee Brown Edwards, who scored a team-high
Bearcats will travel to Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday, Nov.
23. Opening tip is at 2 p.m.
NOTE: Laws became the first player in school history to
score all 1000 points at the Division I level.