K-State Falls at Home to Iowa State, 58-51

Jalana Childs

Feb. 26, 2011

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MANHATTAN, Kan. - Jalana Childs scored 18 points, while Taelor Karr added 12 and Brittany Chambers 10, but 24th-ranked Iowa State prevailed, 58-51, to hand Kansas State just its second home loss of the season Saturday night at Bramlage Coliseum.

The Wildcats, now 18-9 overall and 8-6 in Big 12 play, shot 36 percent from the floor on Saturday and were just 3-of-16 from three-point range, while the Cyclones (20-8, 8-6) shot 44 percent.

Kelsey Bolte paced Iowa State with a game-high 19 points and made several key baskets down the stretch, while Lauren Mansfield chipped in 14.

Down four at the start of the second half, K-State battled back to take a 27-26 lead on a Childs jumper. But, the Cyclones stormed back to take a 40-32 lead following two Bolte three-pointers with 10 minutes left.

Iowa State then distanced itself a little more as another three-pointer, this one by Mansfield, gave the Cyclones a 43-34 lead. With the score 45-36 with under eight minutes remaining, Iowa State extended its lead to 11 before the Wildcats made a late charge.

Following two Mariah White free throws, Karr drained a three-pointer, K-State's first of the game, with 3:49 left to make the score 47-41. The made basket from Karr ended a drought of over seven minutes that K-State did not record a field goal.

The Cyclones held on to the lead before a Chambers three with 43-seconds left made it 52-46, and a Kelsey Hill three then cut it to 53-49. But, Iowa State sealed the win with five free throws down the stretch.

Karr just missed a triple-double for the Wildcats as she grabbed nine rebounds and dished out a career-high seven assists in the game.

The Cats took an early 8-5 lead in the first half as Childs hit on two early field goals in the paint. Chambers then drove for a basket and a foul to give the Cats a three-point lead coming out of the first media timeout before a Karr steal and layup forced an early Cyclone timeout.

Iowa State then scored seven straight to take a 12-10 lead before a five-point run by the Cats shifted the lead back to K-State.  Both teams would trade baskets as there were five ties and eight lead changes in the first half. With the Cats up 22-19, Iowa State closed the half on a 7-0 run to take a 26-22 lead into the locker room.

Childs paced the Wildcats in the opening 20 minutes with 10 points, while Karr added seven.

Kansas State closes out the home portion of its schedule Wednesday when No. 5 Texas A&M visits Bramlage Coliseum for Senior Night. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised live on Fox Sports Kansas City.