By Kathleen Gier, kansan.com
Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson went down to watch Angel Goodrich play in the state tournament in Tulsa, Okla., before recruiting her to play for the Jayhawks. She sat courtside and watched her future point guard find open players and pass the ball with ease.
Junior guard Angel Goodrich plans her execution during the first half of Wednesday’s game against Texas. Goodrich had a record-breaking 16 assists. Kansas defeated Texas with a final score of 85-61.
So Henrickson was not surprised when Goodrich, a junior guard from Tahlequah, Okla., broke the Allen Fieldhouse single-game assist record last night in Kansas’ victory against Texas.
Goodrich had nine assists in the first half on the way to 24, breaking her previous record.
“It’s exciting,” Goodrich said. “I’m not much of a numbers person, but having 16 assists means that my teammates were ready to shoot.”
Kansas entered the game looking for a Big 12 victory to get them back on track. The team faced Texas, the team they defeated to kick off conference play. The game was similar with scoring fluctuations, but most importantly, the Jayhawks won again.
The Jayhawks pulled together and defeated the Longhorns in a much needed 85-61 victory at home Wednesday night. The Jayhawks fulfilled several different demands tonight including ending a three game losing streak, notching another conference victory and coming back to defend their home court. Kansas moved to 17-6 overall and 6-5 in conference play.
“Coming off that losing streak this is a great win and gives us the confidence to go out and win another game,” senior forward Aishah Sutherland said.
Photo by Tyler Bierwirth