GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

West Virginia 69, Kansas 61


Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - Kysre Gondrezick scored 19 points, Esmery Martinez and Kari Niblack added 17 apiece, and No. 19 West Virginia beat Kansas 69-61 for its 11th straight win.

West Virginia (16-2, 10-2 Big 12) led by 16 points early in the third quarter and had a 63-53 advantage with 2:11 remaining. Holly Kersgieter converted a four-point play as part of an 8-2 surge to pull the Jayhawks to 65-61 with 24 seconds left, but they didn't get closer.

The Mountaineers' win streak is their longest since 2018-19, when they won 13 consecutive contests. It's also the longest active win streak in the Big 12.

Gondrezick, who averages 21.5 points, made three of West Virginia's five 3-pointers. Martinez had a career-best five steals and Niblack was 7-of-9 shooting. Kirsten Deans added 11 points.

Kersgieter had career highs with 25 points and four steals to lead Kansas (7-10, 3-8), which has lost five of its last six. Tina Stephens had 11 points.

Kansas plays at Kansas State on Saturday. West Virginia hosts Oklahoma on Sunday.

February 10, 2021


Kansas
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
I. Chatzileonti F 26 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-5 4 0 0 0 3 4
T. Stephens F 25 4-9 2-2 1-3 0-3 0 1 2 3 3 11
Z. Franklin G 33 3-11 2-2 1-2 0-1 4 1 1 4 2 9
H. Kersgieter G 32 9-19 6-7 1-7 1-6 2 0 4 3 1 25
B. Mitchell G 16 0-2 1-2 0-2 0-2 0 0 0 0 3 1
A. Thomas 33 4-10 0-2 1-1 0-3 3 1 2 2 1 9
K. Jessen 16 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-3 1 0 0 1 3 0
C. Ajekwu 13 1-2 0-0 0-0 3-5 1 0 0 0 0 2
J. Brosseau 4 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals   198 23-60
(.383)
11-15
(.733)
4-16
(.250)
7-28 15 3 9 14 16 61


West Virginia
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Martinez F 35 8-16 0-0 1-4 3-7 3 2 5 3 5 17
K. Niblack F 28 7-9 3-5 0-0 3-6 0 3 0 2 3 17
K. Gondrezick G 38 6-18 4-8 3-7 0-3 2 0 1 2 1 19
M. Smith G 38 1-4 1-1 0-2 0-7 6 0 1 7 0 3
K. Deans G 34 4-6 2-4 1-2 1-5 5 0 2 3 2 11
B. Ejiofor 15 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 1 1 1 0 2 0
J. Carson 11 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals   199 27-56
(.482)
10-18
(.556)
5-16
(.313)
8-32 17 6 10 17 13 69



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