PEORIA, Ill. — The Creighton women’s basketball team’s junior class made sure coach Jim Flanery got his seventh 20-win season Saturday.
Juniors Alyssa Kamphaus and Sarah Nelson combined for 35 points to lead the Jays past Bradley 83-65 in front of 836 at the Renaissance Coliseum.
The win was Creighton’s 20th of the season, the seventh 20-win season under Flanery in 11 years.
Kamphaus, a Seward, Neb., native, set the tone with the first nine points for CU. Her play at center forced the Braves out of the five-guard lineup that they started the game with.
The Jays scored 24 points in the paint in the first half and held a 44-28 lead at halftime.
To start the second half, Kamphaus and Nelson led an 11-3 run that made it 55-31. From there, Bradley got no closer than 15 points.
The frontcourt duo of Kamphaus and Nelson combined to shoot 15 of 22 from the field for the game. Nelson added eight rebounds and assists to lead CU in both categories. Kamphaus had career-highs in points (17) and blocks (4).
Three other Jays finished in double figures with senior Ally Jensen leading the way with five 3s for 15 points. Another junior, Jordan Garrison, had 11 points and freshman Marissa Janning had 10.
Creighton’s next game comes against Drake on March 3 at 2:05 p.m.