Michaela Dapprich recorded a double-double, scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead the Wichita State women’s basketball team past Southwest Baptist, 89-51 on Sunday afternoon inside Charles Koch Arena.
Michelle Price added 17 points, while Alex Harden contributed 12 points and four assists.
Price and Jamillah Bonner scored the first two buckets of the game for the Shockers, but SBU rattled off seven straight points of their own to force a Wichita State timeout at the 16:29 mark in the first half. Harden tied the game at 14 with a jumper in the paint with 9:58 remaining in the half, and Price gave Wichita State its first lead since early in the half one minute later with a rebound and layup off a missed jumper by Harden to put the Shockers up 16-14.
Back-to-back buckets by Valerierose Agnello and Dapprich stretched the Shocker lead to 25-17, and later in the half another Dapprich layup capped a 14-0 run and put Wichita State up 33-17.
The Shockers went into the break with a 42-25 lead, closing the half on a 22-8 run and connecting on eight of their last 10 shots. On fire over the last five minutes of the half, Wichita State shot 17-for-38 (.447) from the field and 3-for-6 (.500) from behind the arc. Dapprich led the way for the Shockers with 14 points and seven rebounds in the first 20 minutes.
A steal and layup by Price put the Shockers up 55-30 at the 15:21 in the second half. Later in the half, the senior from Kingwood, Texas scored back-to-back buckets in transition to put Wichita State up 65-39 with 9:54 remaining in the game.
The Shockers coasted the rest of the way to win, 89-51. Wichita State shot 34-for-68 (.500) from the field and 8-for-13 (.615) from 3-point land.
Wichita State will begin its regular season on Fri., Nov. 8 against IPFW to kickoff the WNIT. Tip is set for 12:05 p.m. inside Charles Koch Arena.