K-State Edges Past Emporia State

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A late three-point play from Breanna Lewis and a pair of late free throws from Shaelyn Martin sent Kansas State to a 54-50 women’s basketball exhibition win over Emporia State on Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum.

The Basics
• Score: Kansas State 54, Emporia State 50
• Quick Hitter: Lewis led the Wildcats with 14 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

First Half
• K-State built a four-point lead in the early stages of the first half, but an almost five-minute scoring drought prevented the Wildcats from building on the advantage.
• Despite the drought, K-State led for a majority of the first half. A layup and free throw from Emporia State’s Jacee Kramer gave the Lady Hornets at three-point lead, 22-19.
• A Lewis layup before the end of the half brought the Wildcats back to within one at the half, 22-21.
• Lewis registered five points, six rebounds, two steals and a block in the opening frame.
Ashia Woods contributed five points, four rebounds and a steal off the bench.

Second Half
• K-State trailed by three points, 47-44, with 3:59 remaining following a three-pointer from Emporia State’s Addie Lackey.
• The Wildcats used a 5-0 run, highlighted by a corner three-pointer from Haley Texada, to give K-State a 49-47 lead with 2:24 remaining  
• Kyrstie Miller of ESU connected on a corner three of her own to put the Lady Hornets back in front, 50-49, with 1:09 remaining.
• A defensive stop by the Wildcats with under 30 seconds remaining resulted in Woods finding Lewis on the baseline, who converted the layup and the ensuing free throw to give K-State a 52-50 lead with 23 seconds to play.
• A blocked shot by Lewis and a defensive rebound by Martin secured K-State’s lead. Martin was fouled after pulling in the rebound and converted both free throws for the final margin.

Noteworthy
• The 14 points by Lewis in Bramlage on Monday marked the first time she has scored in double figures in a home game in her career. Her five double figure efforts last season all came on the road or in neutral site games.
• Woods finished with eight points, six rebounds and three steals off the bench.
Erica Young led the Wildcats with three blocked shots.
• As a team, K-State outscored Emporia State in the paint, 30-14. Last season, the Wildcats held the edge in points in the paint 15 times.
• K-State had four players register three steals on Monday night, as the Wildcats notched 15 total thefts.

Coming up Next
• K-State will host its final exhibition game on Monday, Nov. 10, as the Wildcats welcome in Newman for a 7 p.m., tip-off. Tickets are available through the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or at www.kstatesports.com/tickets.