Kirsten Moore honored as UMKC routs Chicago State

UMKC women’s basketball won handily against Chicago State, 100-50, in the last game of the regular season and senior forward Kirsten Moore’s last home game for the Roos.

Moore finished with 16 points and six rebounds.

There were some miscues by the Roos – a few offensive fouls, for instance – but UMKC gained some much-needed momentum before the WAC Tournament starts on Wednesday.

In the first quarter, Chicago kept the game close and the trailed the Roos 14-20.  UMKC played aggressively in terms of defense, and it worked. Chicago State would commit 27 turnovers, including 17 in the first half. After starting the second quarter in a close game, the Roos lead by just four at the halfway point of the quarter, but exploded for a 24-2 run. They led at the half 46-18.

There were multiple standouts for UMKC. Junior forward Cristina Soriano lead the team with 10 rebounds. Junior forward Awal Ajak went 3-for-4 from the 3-point line and combined with freshman guard Emily Ivory, who went 2-for-5 from 3-point range, to score 23 points.

Meanwhile, Chicago State was only 1-for-5 from deep, giving them paltry chances of staying in the game.

The Roos are seed #4 in the upcoming WAC tournament and will play Utah State, ranked #5, in Las Vegas.

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