Ambah Kowcun is starting to find her groove for the Wichita State women’s basketball team.
After a slow start to the season, the native Australian continued to shine in Saturday’s 69-50 win over Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena.
Kowcun’s 22 points, which included five 3-pointers, helped WSU (13-8, 3-5 AAC) record its first road win in the American Athletic Conference and complete the season over Cincinnati (7-13, 0 – 7 AAC).
Kowcun came to WSU billed as a sharpshooter after a junior college career at North Dakota State College of Science, but dealt with a nagging injury and scored just 10 total points in the first 13 games of the season. Kowcun thrived in his last four games, averaging 13.3 points and becoming a fixture in WSU’s starting lineup.
She had missed WSU’s last three games with an injury, but returned triumphant on Saturday and helped the Shockers turn the game around in the third quarter.
With WSU hanging on to a 27-25 lead early in the third quarter, the Shockers went on to outscore Cincinnati 22-6 over the next 10 minutes to open up a 49-31 lead. Kowcun scored 10 points on the rally, which put WSU on the way to the fourth quarter victory.
Joining Kowcun in one career performance was senior center Jane Asinde, who had a career-high 23 points and 14 rebounds for WSU.
The Shockers will be on the road again Wednesday at Temple, then return home to face Memphis at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4.