Lewis's Career Night Leads Wildcats to Victory

"I thought we did a lot of great things tonight," said K-State head coach Jeff Mittie after the game. "I thought our group was very good. I didn't expect to have 93 points tonight, but I thought we had the right shots to do that, and I thought we made good decisions."
The Wildcats' 93 points last night were not only a season-high but also the most points scored by the squad in a conference game in more than a decade. The last time K-State recorded 90-plus points in a Big 12 competition was on Feb. 23, 2005, when it defeated Nebraska, 94-69.
"I felt really good about their focus," added Mittie. "They were locked in to what we needed to do to play well, and that's a real credit to these players. I thought it was a players' game; they made the right decisions. It was fun to watch them."
The Wildcats' offensive production was led by sophomore Breanna Lewis, whose career-high 28 points and season-high 12 rebounds marked her third career double-double and her third career 20- point game.
"They just did a great job offensively," said TCU head coach Raegan Pebley after the game. "They did a solid job in moving the ball and getting the ball into the paint to Lewis; she converted and finished."
Lewis credited her game to the work she has been putting in at practice lately.
"In practice we've been working on half court finishes, plays when I'm in the short corner, getting to the basket and just trying to work on my position and touch," said Lewis. "I felt like that really helped me in this game because I was able to use it and incorporate (what I worked on in practice) in my game." 
While Lewis had a career game last night, a few other Wildcats hit career marks of their own. Along with scoring a season-high 21 points, senior guard Ashia Woods dished out a career-high nine assists and grabbed five rebounds, while freshman Shaelyn Martin, who scored 10 points, also recorded a career high in assists as she dished out six. 
"Because of where they're at in our press break, we felt like Shaelyn Martin and Ashia Woods would have those kinds of opportunities," said Mittie about his team's 26 total assists, "but I thought Ashia made great decisions. Those guys were both huge."
The Wildcats, now tied for fourth place in the Big 12 standings, continue their home stand this weekend as they take on Texas Tech (14-10, 4-8) on Sunday at 1 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum.
"It really seems like it's hard to predict what's going to happen on any given night," said Mittie about the parody in the Big 12 Conference so far this season. "I think everybody has their strengths and everybody is flawed. You have to stay away from your flaws and play to your strengths and that's the challenge for all of us right now.
"Third place in this league is 6-6," added Mittie. "So we're one game away from third and one game away from last. That's just the way it is. It's been a unique year, but I think it's made this league incredibly interesting."
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