Emporia State 64, Kansas State 59 (Exhibition)

 

Kansas State is now 10-1 all-time against Emporia State, including a 6-1 mark in Manhattan since 1975... The two schools have played three straight years... Last season on Nov. 8, 2005, the Wildcats won 60-46... Deb Patterson is 1-1 all-time against the Lady Hornets. 

 

K-State had won 14 consecutive preseason exhibition games dating back to the 1998-99 season... Deb Patterson is 19-9 all-time in exhibition games.

 

Attendance for Sunday’s game was 4,025... This number was just under last year’s game between the schools of 4,355.

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Sunday afternoon consisted of: senior guard Claire Coggins, junior guard Kimberly Dietz, sophomore forward Danielle Zanotti, sophomore forward Marlies Gipson and freshman forward Ashley Sweat... Coggins, Dietz, Zanotti and Gipson are all returning starters and letterwinners for the Wildcats.

 

K-State was without two players on Sunday... Sophomore guard and returning starter Shalee Lehning and freshman guard Kari Kincaid were nursing injuries.

 

Dietz led K-State in scoring with 16 points on 5 of 18 shooting, including 2 of 11 from beyond the arc... She was 5 of 6 from the free throw line... In last year’s game against the Hornets, she registered nine points.

 

Coggins was 6 of 14 from the field for 16 points... In last year’s match-up, she scored just four points in 25 minutes of action and was 1 of 7 from the field and 2 for 2 from the line.

 

Gipson finished with a team-high nine rebounds and 12 points... Against Emporia State in 2005, she snared eight boards and tallied six points.

 

In her debut in a Wildcat uniform, Sweat scored seven points, including 3 for 3 from the free throw line... She also pulled down seven rebounds.

 

K-State led at halftime, 27-24... Coggins led the Wildcats with 11 points on 5 of 8 shooting, including 1 of 2 from the 3-point line, at the half... Dietz added eight points and was the only Wildcat to shoot free throws in the half (3 of 4).

 

Gipson paced K-State on the boards in the first half with seven and added two blocks and four points to her ledger.

All eight of K-State’s available players saw the floor in the first half, with Dietz registering 19 minutes... In last year’s exhibition with Emporia State, Dietz tallied just 18 minutes of action.