GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

West Virginia 72, Kansas 68


Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kysre Gondrezick scored 25 points, including a 3-pointer with 16.7 seconds left, Esmery Martinez had a double-double with a career-high 24 rebounds and No. 18 West Virginia held on to defeat Kansas 72-68.

With the Mountaineers on top 68-66, Gondrezick let the shot clock wind down before drilling a 3-pointer from the top of the key. After another quick Kansas basket made it 71-68, Gondrezick, who was 11 of 14 from the foul line, made 1 of 2 at eight seconds.

The Jayhawks turned the ball over to end the game.

Martinez had 14 points for her 12th double-double for the Mountaineers (18-4, 12-4 Big 12 Conference) in their second game of a season-ending four-game road trip without injured point guard Madison Smith. Kirsten Deans added 12 points.

Aniya Thomas scored 19 points and Zakiyah Franklin 18 for Kansas (7-15, 3-13), who have lost six straight as well as 13 consecutive in the series.

The Mountaineers, battling to keep second place in the conference, had a 15-point lead in the middle of the third quarter but poor shooting caught up with them. Thomas had 12 points in the last 5:26 of the third quarter for the Jayhawks to cut the deficit to four.

West Virginia was just 2 of 15 from 3-point range, shooting 39% overall. A 51-37 rebounding advantage helped make a 19-8 advantage in second-chance points.

Kansas shot just 37.5%.

February 27, 2021


West Virginia
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Martinez F 36 7-19 0-1 0-2 9-24 3 2 2 1 3 14
K. Niblack F 19 2-3 3-3 0-0 0-5 1 2 0 2 5 7
K. Deans G 40 6-12 0-0 0-2 0-3 3 0 1 3 3 12
K. Gondrezick G 40 6-20 11-14 2-6 2-3 3 0 1 2 0 25
J. Hemingway G 20 2-4 0-1 0-1 1-2 1 0 0 3 1 4
J. Carson 23 1-6 0-0 0-4 1-2 0 0 0 2 2 2
B. Ejiofor 22 4-7 0-0 0-0 2-4 0 1 1 1 3 8
Totals   200 28-71
(.394)
14-19
(.737)
2-15
(.133)
20-51 11 5 5 15 17 72


Kansas
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
I. Chatzileonti F 32 2-6 0-0 0-0 3-8 2 1 0 2 2 4
K. Jessen F 31 2-5 0-0 0-0 4-8 0 2 0 1 5 4
H. Kersgieter G 36 2-14 8-10 0-2 1-8 2 0 4 1 0 12
A. Thomas G 32 7-16 3-4 2-7 1-3 0 0 3 0 2 19
J. Brosseau G 14 2-6 0-2 1-3 0-1 0 0 0 2 0 5
Z. Franklin 26 7-13 4-5 0-0 1-3 3 1 0 2 2 18
M. Vuksic 12 2-3 0-0 2-3 0-1 0 0 0 1 2 6
C. Ajekwu 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 2 4 0
C. Prater 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 24-64
(.375)
15-21
(.714)
5-15
(.333)
12-37 8 5 7 12 17 68



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