🏀 Jayhawks set record 3-pointer in season opener – Kansas Jayhawks
Lawrence, Kansas – The Kansas women’s basketball team set a new single-game record with 16 3-pointers in an 88-46 win over Northwestern State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Jayhawks start the season 1-0 for the seventh straight season with a win, while sending Northwestern State to 0-2 on the year.
“We feel good about the opportunity to wear Kansas on our chest, and will always strive to represent our school, our community and our state in a way that we hope will make these people proud.”
Kansas coach Brandon Schneider
Wyvette Mayberry opened the scoring with a 3-pointer on KU’s first possession and the Jayhawks used a 13-0 run to take a 17-3 lead before the first media timeout. Kansas finished the quarter on a 13-3 run and led 30-9 at the end of the first quarter.
The scoring went back and forth early in the second quarter before the Jayhawks used a 10-0 run to take a 49-19 lead with 3:29 to play in the half before taking a 50-23 lead into the break. The Jayhawks hit 10 3-pointers in the first half, led by three from Holly Kersgitter and two each from Mayberry, Smiya Nichols and Zakiya Franklin.
The Jayhawks would continue to shoot hot in the second half, hitting four threes in the third quarter to tie the previous school record of 14, which was set against Baylor in 2019. Kersgieter put the Jayhawks over the mark with 6:37 to play. Fourth before Mayberry followed it up with its fourth of the night to make it 81-43 with 4:12 to play.
On that basket, Mayberry surpassed 1,000 career points scored and went on to finish with 17 points, tying Kersgitter for the team lead. Mayberry joins Kersgieter and Franklin as the third active Jayhawk to reach 1,000 points.
Kersgieter also reached a milestone as she passed Charisse Sampson for 10th place on KU’s career scoring list. With 17 points against NSU, Kersgieter has now scored 1,576 points as a Jayhawk.
Tyana Jackson recorded her 28th career double-double, which ties for fourth-most in school history, while Franklin set a new Kansas career record for minutes played after logging 25 minutes played. She played in 3,979 minutes in a Kansas uniform, surpassing the previous record of 3,960 set by Kylie Kobach.
The Jayhawks will return to action Monday, Nov. 13, at University Park, Pennsylvania, on the road against Big Ten foe Penn State. This game will start at 5 PM Cairo time and will be broadcast on B1G Network.
(Marks for translation) Women’s basketball appeared