Balanced scoring leads A&M women past Kansas
Saturday, January 21, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kelsey Bone had 18 points to lead four Aggies in double figures, and No. 14 Texas A&M weathered Kansas' second-half rally before pulling away for a 76-65 victory Saturday night.
Adaora Elonu added 17 points, Sydney Carter had 13 and Tyra White 12 for the Aggies (13-4, 4-2 Big 12), who led by as many as 17 in the first half, had the lead trimmed to seven midway through the second, and then went on another scoring binge to reestablish the 17-point cushion.
The Jayhawks (15-3, 4-2), who'd been off to their best start since the 1993-94 season, didn't have enough time to mount yet another comeback.
Angel Goodrich scored a career-high 28 points, but she also contributed 11 of the Jayhawks' 23 turnovers. The Aggies came into the game forcing 21.3 turnovers per game, best in the Big 12.