Wichita State women’s basketball head coach Jody Adams got her 100th win at Wichita State, as the Shockers defeated the Austin Peay Governors, 86-64, in the first of two games in the Winter Classic at Charles Koch Arena Saturday.
Michaela Dapprich led all Shockers with 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds, while Alex Harden contributed 15 points and Jamillah Bonner added 13 in the victory.
Wichita State jumped out to a 13-5 lead in the early going after five quick points from Jamillah Bonner and a jumper from Jaleesa Chapel. Austin Peay went on a 6-2 run, cutting the Shocker lead, 17-11 with 13:34 left in the half.
Michaela Dapprich hit back-to-back shots to cap a 13-3 run and extend the Wichita State lead, 30-14. The Governors came back, 35-24, but the Shockers went on a 9-4 run to end the half, 44-28.
The Shockers shot 60 percent (17-for-28) from the field and 43 percent (3-for-7) from behind the arc, while holding the Governors to 41 percent (12-for-29) from the field and forcing 14 turnovers in the first half.
Dapprich hit a three to begin the first half and gave the Shockers a 47-28 advantage. Wichita State held Austin Peay without a field goal for four minutes and back-to-back layups from Harden extended the Shocker lead, 67-48.
The Governors returned the favor and held Wichita State without a field goal for five minutes until Briana Jones made a layup at the 3:15 mark to put the Shockers ahead, 79-59.
Wichita State finished the game on a 7-3 run and defeated Austin Peay, 86-64. The Shockers shot 56 percent (32-for-57) from the field and 46 percent (6-for-13) from three-point range. The Governors were held to 38 percent (24-for-63) from the field and 36 percent (4-for-11) from behind the arc. The bench was a big factor for the Shockers, outscoring Austin Peay, 26-7, in the victory.
The Shockers take on Texas-Pan American Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the final game of the Wichita State Winter Classic.