WBB Win Streak Halted at Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. - Kari Kincaid paced Kansas State with 16 points but a strong second-half performance by Oklahoma State's Andrea Riley propelled the Cowgirls to a 66-56 win Saturday, halting the Wildcats' six-game winning streak.

Kansas State (10-7, 2-1) held the Big 12 scoring leader in check for most of the contest as she scored 20 of her 31 points in the second half after the Wildcats held her to 3-of-16 shooting in the first half.

Kincaid's 16 points tied a season-high for the senior, while she also connected on a season-best four three pointers. Taelor Karr also scored in double figures for the Wildcats, while Ashley Sweat was one rebound shy of a double-double as she scored 13 points and registered nine rebounds. Her nine boards moved her into 19th place in school history with 543 for her career.

With Oklahoma State (15-2, 3-0) holding on to a seven-point advantage at halftime, the Cowgirls extended their lead to 10 at 41-31 as Riley tallied six of OSU's first eight points of the second half. A Karr three from the right corner halted the run and began a 5-0 K-State run that cut the lead to 41-36.

K-State, which never led in the second half, drew to within three points at 46-43 and 48-45, but the Wildcats would not get any closer as Riley scored 10 points in the final 8:02 to seal the victory.

The Wildcats shot 35 percent from the floor in the contest, compared to the Cowgirls' 39 percent performance, while Oklahoma State out-rebounded K-State, 45-30, and took advantage of 17 offensive boards.

K-State started fast, jumping on the Cowgirls from the opening tip with an 11-5 lead by the first media timeout with 15:56 to play. During the opening four minutes, Chambers registered six points with Karr adding a three and Childs connecting on a jumper.

The Cowgirls were able to build a five-point advantage, 23-18, following a Riley three-point play on a fastbreak. K-State pulled back to within three at 27-24 on a long Kincaid three-point field goal with 4:06 in the half.

Oklahoma State extended its lead to nine, 33-24, by using a 6-0 run over a 3:30 stretch before halftime. The Wildcats ended the run with an Ashley Sweat layup with 39 seconds to play to bring the score to the halftime margin, 33-26.

Kansas State returns home to face Colorado on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Tickets remain available online here at www.k-statesports.com or by calling the athletics ticket office at (785) 532-7606. The contest will be broadcast live on FSN Kansas City and along the K-State Sports Network.