Cougars Suffer Rare Season-Opening Setback
Nov. 10, 2006
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Jennifer Humphrey scored 15 points, and Samantha Mahoney added 11 more as No. 15 Kentucky opened its season with a 80-51 win Friday night against Washington State.
The Wildcats advance to play Indiana on Sunday in the final of the four-team Women's Sports Foundation Tournament. The Hoosiers defeated Wake Forest 75-53 in the other semifinal.
Kentucky's pressure forced the Cougars into 22 turnovers, which the Wildcats converted into 34 points.
The Wildcats jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the first half. After taking a 37-19 lead at halftime, Kentucky scored the first 14 points of the second half for a game-high 53-19 lead. All 12 Kentucky players scored.
Kentucky senior forward Humphrey paced the team in the first half, draining all four of her shot attempts and adding a free throw to lead the team with 9 points at the break.
Freshmen Lydia Watkins and Brittany Edelen each added eight points for Kentucky, and sophomore guard Moe Gamble scored seven.
Kentucky now has won nine consecutive season-openers.