Tonight marks the first time that the Wildcats and the Huskies have met... The Tia Jackson era as
The Wildcats jumped off to a 10-0 start in the first 2:23 of regulation... The last time that K-State scored 88 points or more was against
The Wildcats’ starting lineup Thursday evening consisted of junior Shalee Lehning, senior Kimberly Dietz, junior Danielle Zanotti, junior Marlies Gipson, sophomore Ashley Sweat... The K-State bench was responsible for 29 of the Wildcat’s 88 points.
Attendance for tonight’s home opener was 4,801... This number was greater than last year’s home opener game between K-State and
K-State held a 43-30 advantage at the half... The first half featured action from all 12 members of the Wildcat squad... Dietz led all in scoring at the half with 16 on 4-7 from the field, 3-6 from three-point land and 5-7 from the line... K-State biggest lead of the half came at the 13:34 mark as Dietz completed an and-one free throw increasing the lead to 18 (24-6)... After finishing the 2006-07 season 18-2 when leading at halftime, K-State begins the season 1-0 with the advantage at the midpoint mark.
Junior point guard Shalee Lehning recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 assists... This is her sixth double-double of her career... With 11 assists on the night, it forces a three-way tie for 3rd place on the career assist leader list between Cassandra Jones (1982-86) and Kendra Wecker (2001-05).
Freshman Jackie Stanley, a product out of
Junior Kelsey Nelson, a native of
Freshman Kelsey Hill, a product of
Freshman Shalin Spani recorded three points and three rebounds in 15 minutes of action... The product checked in at the 14:27 mark in the first half.
K-State had four Wildcats reach double figures in scoring... Dietz and Lehning recorded a game-high 16 points on the night ... Dietz was the first player to reach double figures as she hit two three-pointers in the first four minutes of regulation... Sweat added 11 points for the Wildcats after connecting on 5-of-7 field goals... Gipson shot 5-of-9 for 10 points.
K-State recorded 10 steals against