K-State Captures Win No. 799

Taelor Karr

Feb. 16, 2011

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – With the assistance of a 20-4 run to close out the first half and red-hot three-point shooting, Kansas State secured the program’s 799th victory with a 78-51 win over Colorado in Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday night. K-State (17-7, 7-4) hit 14 3-pointers to defeat the Buffaloes (12-12, 3-8), the most since Jan. 5, 2003, against Iowa when the Wildcats drained 15 from long range.

The win by K-State pushes the program’s record in 43 seasons to 799-474 (.628). With one more victory, the Wildcats will become the 13th NCAA Division I women’s program to reach the 800-win plateau.

After the team opened the game 0-of-5 from the field, junior Alina Voronenko recorded all nine of her points in a nine-minute stretch of the first half, as she connected on three 3-pointers and give K-State a 21-15 edge with 7:16 remaining.

Colorado was able to use a 6-1 run over the next two minutes to hold a 23-22 lead with 5:15 to play as Chelsea Dale capped the rally on a jump shot. The remainder of the half belonged to K-State as junior Jalana Childs scored 12 of her 18 points during the Wildcats’ decisive 20-4 run late in the half to capture a 42-27 halftime advantage. K-State finished the first half with an 8-of-14 (.571) effort from beyond the arc.

K-State continued its strong performance into the second half, as the Wildcats shot 48.3 percent in the second frame and a blistering 60.0 percent from deep. Sophomore Taelor Karr registered 13 of her game-high 19 points in the second half, which included a career-high-tying five 3-point field goals on the night.

Joining Childs and Karr in double figures was sophomore Brittany Chambers with 10 points. Chambers also added six rebounds and four assists to her stat line. Also playing an all-around game on Wednesday was sophomore Mariah White with four points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Kansas State’s first attempt at win number 800 will come on Saturday night, as the Wildcats travel to Lincoln, Neb., to face Nebraska at 7:05 p.m. The contest will air live on Fox Sports Midwest and will be carried on the radio on the K-State Sports Network and live online at kstatesports.com.