K-State Completes Perfect Home Stand

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State used its size advantage over visiting Hampton on Friday to beat the Lady Pirates, 66-46, in Bramlage Coliseum for the Wildcats’ third straight 20-plus margin win to open the 2014 season.


The Basics
• Score: Kansas State 66, Hampton 46
• Records: Kansas State (3-0), Hampton (0-3)
• Quick Hitter: K-State out-rebounded Hampton, 50-32, and out-scored the Lady Pirates in the paint, 32-10.
• Leaders: Sophomore forward Breanna Lewis matched her season-high in both points (13) and rebounds (7) while senior guard Ashia Woods paced the Wildcats in rebounds (9) and assists (5), both of which were personal-bests. Senior guard Haley Texada was 5-of-7 from the field, matching her season-high with 11 points.

First Half
• K-State used a hot start from behind the 3-point line, connecting on 3-of-4 from beyond the arc to open the game and hold an 11-5 lead with 15:55 remaining.
• The Wildcats’ defense locked down the Lady Pirates, holding Hampton without a point for over seven minutes of the first half. Hampton was 0-of-10 from the field with four turnovers during this stretch.  
• K-State built a 16-point advantage, 21-5, following Shaelyn Martin’s second 3-pointer of the frame.
• Hampton cut the Wildcats’ lead to nine, 27-18, with 2:55 to play after a pair of 3-pointers from Kenia Cole.
• A Deborah Meeks 3-pointer and an Ashia Woods layup late in the stanza gave K-State a 32-20 lead at the half.
• The Wildcats surpassed their season-high for 3-pointers made with six connections in the first half.
• K-State was generous with the ball, dishing out 11 assists on 12 made field goals.

Second Half
• K-State opened a 25-point lead, 49-24, mid-way through the final half, as the Wildcats came out of the locker room and went on a 17-4 run to take control of the game.
• Hampton brought the K-State advantage under 20 points when a three-pointer by Jackie Marshall made it 53-34 Wildcats, but junior guard Antoinette Taylor marked her name on the scoring ledger with a lay-up coming out of a media timeout to make it 55-34 K-State with 7:34 left.
• Lewis scored six of the Wildcats’ final 11 points as she had eight of her total 13 points in the second half. Lewis was 4-of-8 in the final half, and she also had four rebounds, including three on the offensive end.
• K-State had 30 rebounds in the second, compared to Hampton’s 16.

Noteworthy
• This is K-State’s first 3-0 start since the 2012-13 season.
• K-State blocked a season-high 10 shots on Friday 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 for the second straight game. The 20 assists came on 26 made field goals.
• Kansas State made a season-high 10 three-point field goals on Friday night. This marked the highest total since March 7, 2014 against Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament when K-State made 11.
• Sophomore forward Breanna Lewis finished with a career-high tying five blocks and three steals. This was her sixth career game with four or more blocks and her 16th career game with two or more. It was her 14th career game with five or more rebounds.
• Texada finished with 11 points which came on a 5-of-7 effort from the floor. This was her 29th career game in double figures.
Bri Craig knocked down three 3-pointers on Friday night. She now has 100 made 3-point field goals for her career.

Coming up Next
• K-State will travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to compete in the Hardwood Tournament of Hope. The Wildcats will begin the tournament on Tuesday against UTEP at 5 p.m., followed by games against Santa Clara and LSU on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. All of the games can be heard on the K-State Sports Network.