Second-Half Surge Powers Wildcats

Brianna Kulas

Nov. 8, 2010

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Jalana Childs scored a game-high 17 points as the Kansas State women’s basketball team rolled Washburn, 91-47, in its final exhibition tune-up before opening up the 2010-11 regular season this Friday against Grambling State.

 

Brittany Chambers and Brianna Kulas also scored in double-figures for the Wildcats notching 15 and 12 points, respectively. Chambers, who finished 6-of-13 from the floor, also added a team-high seven rebounds. Coming off the bench, Kulas was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field in the first 20 minutes of the contest.

 

The Wildcats got a significant scoring-lift from its bench players, as the reserves notched 45 of the team’s 91 points. In addition to Kulas’ 12 points, the bench performance was highlighted by nine points from Chantay Caron and eight apiece from Alina Voronenko and Kelsey Hill. All members of K-State’s squad tallied points.

 

In the first half, K-State shot 53-percent from the floor, including 20 bench points, 12 of which came from Kulas. The Mission, Kan., native was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field, as well as a perfect 1-for-1 beyond the arc and from the charity stripe in the opening stanza. Washburn connected on just 1-of-12 3-pointer (8.3-percent) in the first half.

 

Washburn started the second half with a deep 3-pointer but had to wait another 7:54 for its next made field goal, as K-State, powered by its original starting-five, went on a 20-7 run. With almost 13 minutes left in the game, K-State had opened its lead to 30 points, as the stifling K-State defense held the Lady Blues to just 8-of-26 from the field in the second half outscoring Washburn 52-22 in the final period. Kansas State also forced 16 turnovers on the night.

 

K-State will begin its 43rd season of women’s basketball on Friday against Grambling State. The game is the first of the 16th Annual Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic and will tipoff at noon. For tickets visit www.kstatesports.com or call (800) 221-CATS.