Kansas State 76, Washburn 39 (Exhibition)

Kansas State Women’s Basketball Postgame Notes

Nov. 1, 2007 Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, Kan.


Kansas State 76, Washburn 39



Kansas State is now 7-0 all-time versus Washburn with Thursday’s 76-39 win against the Lady Blues... This was the first meeting between the Wildcats and Lady Blues since 2003... K-State won the last meeting 73-51 on Nov. 5, 2003, in Manhattan, Kan.


Kansas State is now 15-1 in the last 16 exhibition games... Head coach Deb Patterson improves her exhibition record to 20-9 all-time.


The Wildcats’ starting lineup Thursday evening consisted of: junior guard Shalee Lehning, senior guard Kimberly Dietz, junior forward Danielle Zanotti, junior forward Marlies Gipson and sophomore forward Ashley Sweat.


Attendance for the Wildcat exhibition game was 4,507... This number was greater than last year’s exhibition game between K-State and Emporia State which had 4,025 spectators.


K-State held a 40-21 advantage at the half, marking the largest lead in the first period... The first half featured action from all 12 members of the Wildcat squad... Gipson led all in scoring at the half with eight on 4-of-4 from the field; she also totaled the most rebounds with six boards including four on defense.


Freshman Jackie Stanley, a product out of Wylie, Texas, made her K-State debut with 13:25 in the first half... The 6-2 forward scored her first point as a Wildcat when she went 1-of-2 from the line in her first minute of action... With four minutes played in the first half, Stanley scored seven points after being 3-of-3 from the field... The freshman finished with 11 points, hitting 5-of-9 from the floor.


K-State had four Wildcats record double figures in scoring... Dietz recorded a game-high 14 points on the night with three points from beyond the arc after connecting for K-State’s first points on a game-opening three... Sweat added 13 points for the Wildcats after connecting on 5-of-9 field goals... She put down one three-point field goal while hitting 50 percent from the charity stripe... Gipson shot a perfect 6-of-6 for 12 points, including eight during the first half alone.


Kansas State grabbed 32 rebounds against Washburn, with Gipson leading all Wildcats with eight... Freshman Shalin Spani of Lee’s Summit, Mo., added five in her Wildcat debut.