Career Night from Young Leads K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. – For the second straight game, K-State was diverse in its offensive attack and the defense controlled a majority of the action as the Wildcats defeated UMKC on Tuesday night, 65-36.

The Basics
• Score: Kansas State 65, UMKC 36
• Records: Kansas State (2-0), UMKC (1-1)
• Quick Hitter: A 38-17 run spanning both halves pushed the Wildcats into a deficit the Kangaroos were unable to bounce back from.
• Leaders: Sophomore forward Erica Young registered a career-night in just 15 minutes off the bench, as she carded a game-high 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting, three blocks and two steals.

First Half
• Both teams struggled to find their shooting touch early, but K-State caught fire first and used a 21-9 run to end the first half with a 29-13 lead.
• K-State’s defense was strong, as the Wildcats forced UMKC into 13 turnovers and a .208 field goal percentage. K-State blocked six shots and pocketed eight steals in the first stanza.  
Erica Young came off the bench register five points and two blocks.
• Of the 11 Wildcats to see the floor in the opening frame, nine registered at least one point.

Second Half
• K-State shot .600 from the floor (15-of-25) in the final half to expand its lead to 32 points with 4:37 to play.
• Senior Haley Texada registered eight points, while sophomore Kindred Wesemann added a three to push the Wildcats into their largest lead of the night late in the game..

Noteworthy
• K-State blocked a season-high nine shots on Tuesday night. This marked the most blocks since Dec. 20, 2009 at Indiana State, when the Wildcats sent back 10 shots.
• The Wildcats dished out 20 assists on Tuesday, which were the most since Dec. 30, 2013 against UC Riverside in San Diego.
• Sophomore forward Breanna Lewis finished with nine points, a team-high seven rebounds, four blocks, three steals and two assists. This was her fifth career game with four or more blocks and her 15th career game with two or more. It was her 13th career game with five or more rebounds.
• Texada finished with 11 points which included a 3-of-5 effort from beyond the arc. This marked her first double figure scoring game since Dec. 28, 2013 against North Carolina State in San Diego. This was her 28th career game in double figures.
• Wesemann tied her career-high with six assists.

Coming up Next
• K-State will conclude its three-game home stand on Friday, Nov. 21 against Hampton at 7 p.m. Tickets are available through the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or at www.kstatesports.com/tickets. Friday night’s game will be available on Cox Xtra to Cox cable subscribers within the state of Kansas and on K-StateHD.TV outside the state of Kansas to K-StateHD.TV subscribers.