Wildcats Walk Over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Megan Mahoney scored 22 points, Monday.

Dec 2, 2002

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Laurie Koehn scored 23 points, while KendraWecker and Megan Mahoney added 22 apiece as No. 7 Kansas State set aschool record for points in a game in a 115-37 triumph overArkansas-Pine Bluff in a women's college basketball game playedMonday before 6,384 at Bramlage Coliseum. The victory lifted the Wildcats to 6-1 overall, while theGolden Lions fell to 2-1. Nicole Ohlde finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and fourblocked shots for the winners.

Danisha Garrison led Arkansas-Pine Bluff with 16 points. TheGolden Lions were held to 27 percent shooting in the game, includingjust 15 percent in the first half.

The 115 points by Kansas State eclipsed the old mark of 110set against Texas-Pan American in 1987. The 78-point margin ofvictory also eclipsed the previous mark of 77 set in a 105-28 victoryover Fort Hays State in 1975.

Kansas State also set a team record for assists in a gamewith 37. Koehn had eight assists, while Wecker and Cheslea Domenicofinished with seven each.

Ohlde's four blocked shots moved her into first place on theall-time list at K-State. Her 102 career blocks moved her past OlgaFirsova, who had 100 from 1998 through 2000.

"I'm really pleased with the quick turnaround," K-State CoachDeb Patterson said of her team's playing quickly after Saturday's63-57 loss at Stanford. "This basketball team hates losing and itjust hangs over your head and your heart. I think one of the bestfeelings in the world is to get back on the hardwood and do what itis you love to do. I thought our team did a nice job tonight ofbouncing back."

Kansas State used a 24-0 run to take a 31-3 lead with 9:43left in the first half. The Wildcats led 53-12 at halftime behind 14points from Mahoney and a dozen from Koehn, who finished the nightwith a 6-for-9 mark from three-point range.

The Wildcats' largest lead was at 113-30 with 1:50 remaining.K-State shot 57 percent from the floor in the game.

Kansas State plays Middle Tennessee State on Friday at 5 p.m.in a semifinal game of the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic.UW-Milwaukee plays Weber State at 3 p.m. in the other semifinal atBramlage.