Kansas State vs. Southern Utah Postgame Notes

Kansas State Women's Basketball Postgame Notes

Nov. 12, 2007 - Bramlage Coliseum - Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas State 87, Southern Utah 38

 

The Wildcats’ starting lineup Thursday evening consisted of junior Shalee Lehning, senior Kimberly Dietz, junior Danielle Zanotti, junior Marlies Gipson, sophomore Ashley Sweat... This set of starters hold a record of 2-0 on the season... K-State’s bench was responsible for 37 of the Wildcat’s 87 points, compared to the Thunderbirds’ 12.

 

Tonight marked the first time that the Wildcats and the Thunderbirds have met... K-State plays a total of five teams (possibly six if they face Cal State-Bakersfield in the Hilton LAX Holiday Tournament) which they have never faced before this season... The Wildcats improve their record to 18-5 against teams for the Summit League (formerly the Mid-Continent Conference).

 

With tonight’s win against the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah, K-State increases their home non-conference winning streak to 17... In her 12th season as head coach, Deb Patterson boasts a 68-9 record against non-conference foes at home.

 

K-State jumped off to a 10-0 start in the first 2:55 of regulation... It is the second game in a row that the Cats have started with a 10-0 advantage in less than three minutes of regulation... K-State’s defense allowed just four points in the first ten minutes of play a 24-4 run...

 

K-State held a 44-18 advantage at the half... With 44 points at the half, it marks the second straight game that Patterson’s squad has scored 40 or more points before intermission... The first half featured action from all 12 members of the Wildcat squad... Freshman Jackie Stanley led all in scoring at the half with 12 on 5-7 from the field off the bench... Stanley hit the last shot of the half to put the Cats up 26 points, their biggest margin of the half... K-State begins the season 2-0 when leading at the half.

 

Junior point guard Shalee Lehning recorded 16 points, five rebounds, six rebounds and eight assists... Those eight assists increase Lehning’s career assist total to 387, giving her sole possession of third place on K-State’s career assist leader board... The native of Sublette, Kan., was tied with Cassandra Jones and Kendra Wecker (379) prior to tonight’s game with the Thunderbirds... Lehning is 175 assists from reaching Mary Jo Miller’s total of 562, second on the list.

 

Tonight’s victory over the Thunderbirds marks the second consecutive game that the Cats have scored 80 points or more... The last time K-State scored 80 or more points in consecutive games were in wins against Detroit (91-55) and Santa Clara (100-71) in the first two games of the 2005-06 campaign.

 

Marlies Gipson finishes the night with 10 points and one block in 17 minutes of action... With one block Gipson has a career total of 104 blocks, tied for third with Brie Madden on K-State’s career block list.

 

Sophomore forward Sweat hit a three pointer with 1:49 remaining in the game to give the Wildcats their biggest lead of the night at 51 points.

 

K-State had five Wildcats reach double figures in scoring... Freshman Jackie Stanley led all scorers with 21 points on 9-of-11 (81.8%) from the field... Lehning scored 16 points on 5-of-7 from the field and 2-of-3 beyond the three-point line... Dietz added 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting... Sophomore Kari Kincaid came off the bench to score 10 points including two three point field goals... Marlies Gipson recorded 10 points on 5-of-8 from the field.

 

K-State recorded 12 steals against Southern Utah, with Lehning leading all Wildcats with six... Kansas State grabbed 49 rebounds (13 offensive, 36 defensive) against Southern Utah... The Wildcat’s tallied 46 points from the paint.

 

Attendance for tonight’s game was 4,078... In two games the Wildcats have drawn 8,879 fans into Bramlage Coliseum.