Wildcats Sail Past Aggies

Taelor Karr tallied K-State's first double-double of the season on Sunday.

Dec. 12, 2010

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Taelor Karr scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high-tying 12 rebounds for the first Wildcat double-double this season, as the Cats beat the UC Davis Aggies 61-41 Sunday afternoon in Bramlage Coliseum. The game moves Kansas State to 8-1 on the season and a perfect 8-0 at home.

Karr’s 17 points came on 6-of-9 shooting, including 3-of-5 from behind the arc. This was Karr’s second career double-double after registering 16 points and 12 rebounds against Texas Tech on March 11, 2010.

Joining Karr in double figures were Branshea Brown and Brittany Chambers  with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Brown has scored in double figures in six career games, which includes five game this season.

K-State (8-1) went on a 13-0 run in the first 6 minutes of play and never looked back. The Cats shot a season high 53.8 percent from the field in the first half and went into the locker room with a 35-22 lead. After the break the Wildcats continued to dominate and were leading by 23 after a layup by Mariah White with 5:01 to go in the game.

The Aggies (6-2) were not able to connect with the basket, shooting just 26.8 percent from the floor. UC Davis had only one player score in double digits, with Vicky Deely scoring 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting off the bench.

K-State had a presence in the paint outscoring, UC Davis 28-18 inside and outrebounded the Aggies 45 to 32.

The Wildcats will go on a four-game road trip, beginning on Dec. 20 at UTSA. K-State will also face Middle Tennessee State in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 21 before breaking for the holidays. The games can be found on the K-State Sports Network or you can listen live for free at www.kstatesports.com.