K-State Races Past KU with 2nd Half Run


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas State endured a late run by Kansas and used a 12-0 run to catapult itself to its fourth win in the last five chances at Allen Fieldhouse, as K-State won 55-48. The six league wins for K-State are the most since the 2011-12 season.

The Basics
• Score: Kansas State 55, Kansas 48
• Records: Kansas State (16-11, 6-10 Big 12), Kansas (13-16, 4-12 Big 12)
• Quick Hitter: Ashia Woods sparked a 12-0 run late in the second half, as K-State secured the season series over KU.
• Leaders: Haley Texada led three players in double figures for K-State with a season-high 20 points and added four steals. Ashia Woods added 12 points, five rebounds and tied her career-high with six steals. Kindred Wesemann added 10 points. Kansas was paced by Chelsea Gardner with 15 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks.

First Half
• Both teams exhibited rivalry jitters in the early stages, as the teams combined for 10 turnovers and a tied score of 8 all. Woods paced the Wildcats with six of the eight points.
Kindred Wesemann helped spark K-State with consecutive 3-point field goals to give the Wildcats a 16-15 lead with 6:32 to play.
• Trailing 19-16 with five and a half minutes remaining, the Wildcats strung together a 12-2 run to end the half with a 28-21 lead. Texada came up big during the run with seven of her nine first half points including a pair of 3-pointers. Jessica Sheble filled in for Breanna Lewis, who was saddled with foul trouble, to contribute four points and four rebounds during the rally.
• The lead exchanged hands seven times in the opening frame, with five ties.
• K-State shot 10-of-31 (.323) from the floor in the stanza, while the Jayhawks were 8-of-26 (.308).
• The Wildcats forced Kansas into 15 first half turnovers, resulting in 14 points for K-State.

Second Half
• Sheble and Texada helped stake K-State to a 35-28 lead with 13:46 to play. Sheble notched five points while Texada added a layup.
• Texada connected on her third 3-pointer of the night and Lewis converted a layup to propel K-State into its largest lead of the night, 40-32, with 9:20 remaining.
• After Kansas used a 10-0 run, the Wildcats responded with a burst of a 12-0 run of its own. Woods registered five points, two steals and a rebound during the rally. Texada added four points.

Game Totals
• K-State finished the night shooting 18-of-64 (.281) from the field, while Kansas was 17-of-58 (.293).
• The Wildcats pocketed 17 steals on Wednesday. K-State has 18 games this season with 10 or more steals.
• Kansas State blocked seven shots on the night, the 14th time this season with five or more blocks as a team.

Noteworthy
• Wednesday’s game was the 111th meeting between K-State and Kansas. K-State leads the series, 65-46. K-State won the season series against Kansas for the first time since the 2011-12 season.
• The six Big 12 wins by the Wildcats are the most for the program since the 2011-12 season when K-State captured nine league wins.
• K-State’s starting lineup of guards: Haley Texada, Kindred Wesemann and Shaelyn Martin and forwards: Breanna Lewis and Ashia Woods is 12-5 this season.
• K-State has now made a 3 in 268 consecutive games dating to Feb. 7, 2007.
• The Wildcats are 12-1 this season when leading at the half.
• Texada reached double figures for the 41st time in her career and the 14th time this season. This was her 38th career game with two or more connection from beyond the arc.
• Sheble finished with nine points and a career-high nine rebounds. This was her fourth career game with five or more rebounds.
• Lewis tallied five blocks on Wednesday and became the school record holder for blocked shots in a single season with her total of 88. Her career total stands at 132 and ranks fourth in school history. She has 36 career games with two or more blocked shots and eight career games with five or more blocks. She has 28 career games with five or more rebounds.
• Woods reached double figures in points for the 32nd time in her career and the 14th time this season. She pocketed six steals on Wednesday night. She has 185 steals for her career and ranks ninth in school history in the category.
• Wesemann reached double figures for the 15th time in her career and the eighth time this season. She knocked down two three-point field goals and has 22 career games with two or more connections from deep.

Coming up Next
• K-State ends its two-game road trip on Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to Fort Worth, Texas, to face TCU at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the K-State Sports Network and for free at kstatesports.com/allaccess.