K-State Come Back Falls Short at Iowa State


AMES, Iowa – Trailing by 11 at the half, Kansas State mounted a double-digit come back in the second half led by senior Ashia Woods to tie the game at 50 but fell just short, 60-55, on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.

The Basics
• Score: Iowa State 60, Kansas State 55
• Records: Kansas State (10-2, 0-1 Big 12), Iowa State (10-2, 1-0 Big 12)
• Quick Hitter: A personal scoring run by Woods brought K-State back into the game, but the Iowa State lead proved too large in the end.
• Leaders: Woods led K-State with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting. She also pulled in six rebounds and dished out five assists.

First Half
• K-State scored 12 of its first 14 points in the lane as the Wildcats held a 14-12 lead following a Deborah Meeks offensive rebound and putback with 12:50 to play in the first frame.
• Iowa State jumped in front with an 18-6 run to take a 28-18 lead with 5:27 remaining.
• After the Cyclones built a 13-point lead with 4:01 to play, a Haley Texada three-pointer narrowed the K-State deficit to 11 at half, 36-25.
• K-State shot .345 (10-of-29) from the field in the opening frame, while Iowa State was .480 (12-of-25) including 6-of-12 from beyond the arc.
• The Wildcats were led in the first half by Texada and Ashia Woods with five points each. Meeks led K-State on the glass by tying her career-high with six rebounds.

Second Half
• K-State scored four quick points to open the second stanza, but Iowa State would build a 12-point lead at 45-33 with 13:46 to play following a Jadda Buckley three-pointer.
• After the Iowa State three, Woods took over for the Wildcats and scored nine straight points to bring K-State to within one, 45-44, with 8:44 to play.
• K-State would tie the game at 50, as Woods found Meeks on a scramble play for a wide-open layup with 3:21 to play.
• The Cyclones went back in front following a corner three-pointer from senior forward Fallon Ellis with 2:51 to play. The three-pointer by Ellis was just her third this season.
• Iowa State converted five free throws down the stretch to seal the win, 60-55.
• Woods finished with 16 points in the second half on 6-of-7 shooting.

Game Totals
• K-State shot .462 in the second half and finished with a .400 field goal percentage. Iowa State was just 5-of-23 from the floor in the second frame and finished .354 (17-of-48).
• Iowa State held the edge on the boards, 38-31.
• The Wildcats were just 1-of-9 from behind the arc on Saturday afternoon.

Noteworthy
• This was the 83rd meeting between K-State and Iowa State. The Wildcats lead the series, 48-35.
• K-State has now made a 3 in 252 consecutive games dating to Feb. 7, 2007.
• This was the 12th straight game K-State has held the advantage in points in the paint (40-12).
• This was the 11th game K-State has held the advantage in points off turnovers (19-10).
• Woods recorded her third career game with 20 or more points and her 24th game in double digits, including six this season. Woods pulled in five or more rebounds for the 32nd time and dished out five or more assists for the fifth time.
Breanna Lewis finished with two blocks. She now has 85 in her career and ranks sixth in school history for blocks in a career.

Coming up Next
• K-State opens its Big 12 home schedule on Tuesday night at 7 p.m., as the Wildcats host No. 6/5 Baylor. The game can be seen on FOX Sports Kansas City and heard on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com.