K-State Visits the Rockies to Take on CU
K-State Visits the Rockies to Take on CU
Jan. 24, 2011
Kansas State (13-5, 3-2 Big 12) at Colorado (11-7, 2-3 Big 12)
Jan. 26, 2011 | 8 p.m. (CT) | Coors Events Center (11,064) | Boulder, Colo.
FSN Rocky Mountain
Play-by-Play: Tom Helmer; Color Analyst: Ceal Berry; Sideline: Alanna Rizzo
K-State Sports Network
Play-by-Play: Brian Smoller
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Series History and Notes
The series between Kansas State and Colorado is tied, 33-33... K-State is 12-16 in games played in Boulder, but have won two straight in the Coors Events Center... The Wildcats captured the last meeting between the schools, 72-70, on March 3, 2010 in Boulder.
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State will make its final conference visit to Boulder, Colo., on Wednesday evening, as the Wildcats take on Colorado at the Coors Events Center at 8 p.m. K-State has won 13 of the last 17 meetings between the schools and have won two straight in Boulder.
Wednesday night’s matchup between the Wildcats and Buffaloes will be televised live on Fox Sports Rocky Mountain, as Tom Helmer and former Colorado head coach Ceal Berry call the action. K-State is 83-54 (.606) in televised games and 52-38 (.578) on the FSN family of networks.
The contest will also be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at www.kstatesports.com, as the award-winning Brian Smoller delivers the play-by-play.
K-State (13-5, 3-2 Big 12) put the defensive clamps on Nebraska on Saturday, Jan. 22, as the Wildcats defeated the Huskers, 64-37. The 37 points allowed were the fewest allowed by the Wildcats this season and was the ninth time this season K-State has held an opponent to 49 points or less, which ties the school record set during the 2008-09 and 2002-03 seasons. The 37 points Nebraska scored were the second-fewest points the Huskers scored in the series since the opener on Jan. 17, 1975., which was an 82-31 K-State win. The Wildcats are holding opponents to 52.2 points per game this season for all games and are second in the league for Big 12-only games by allowing 53.0 points per game.
The Wildcats were led on Saturday by a career and season-high-tying performance from sophomore guard Brittany Chambers. The product of Jordan, Minn., tallied a game-high 26 points on a career-best 10-of-15 shooting, including 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. She also pulled in 11 rebounds for her second double-double this season, and dished out four assists. For the season, Chambers leads the Wildcats in scoring (14.9 ppg), rebounding (6.2 rpg) and three-point field goals made (47).
K-State also received a double-figure effort off the bench from Alina Voronenko. The junior forward from Sacramento, Calif., registered 11 of the Wildcats’ 20 points off the pine on 4-of-9 shooting, including 2-of-5 from deep. In the last five games, Voronenko is averaging 9.6 points and 4.4 rebounds.
This season K-State has also been led by forward Jalana Childs and guard Taelor Karr. Childs ranks second on the team in scoring (11.4 ppg) and is second in blocks (12). The junior from Orlando, Fla., leads the Wildcats in free throw shooting percentage (.731; 38-of-52) and has paced the squad in points on four occasions.
Karr, a sophomore from Paola, Kan., is K-State’s third-leading scorer (9.9 ppg), rebounder (5.3 rpg) and passer (2.1 apg) this season. She is second on the team in steals (29) and three-point field goals made (25).
Streaks, Trends, Milestones, etc.
K-State has made at least one 3-point field goal in 125 consecutive games, dating back to Feb. 7, 2007... Brittany Chambers has seven career games with 20 or more points... Chambers has scored in double figures in 36 of 50 career games... Chambers has made a 3-point field goal in 45 of her 50 games as a Wildcat... She has made four or more 3-point field goals in a game 10 times in her career... She has pulled in five or more rebounds in 31 career games, including 11 games this season... Chambers has eight career games with five or more assists... Jalana Childs has scored in double figures in 10 games this season, including a career-high 21 against Missouri (1/19) and has tallied double digits in points in 24 career games... Childs has pulled in five or more rebounds in 29 career games, including 11 this season... Mariah White dished out a career-high eight assists at Iowa (12/5/10) and she has seven career games with five or more assists... White pulled in a career-high nine rebounds against St. John’s and has 14 career games with five or more rebounds... White has already surpassed her season assist total from last season... Taelor Karr has 26 career games with 10 or more points... She has made four or more 3-point field goals in a game seven times in her career... Karr has hauled in five or more rebounds in 10 games this season and has 26 career games with five or more boards... Branshea Brown carded a career-high four blocked shots against St. John’s (11/13) and against South Dakota State (11/30), which were the most blocked shots by a Wildcat since Marlies Gipson tallied four blocks at Kansas on Jan. 24, 2009... She is the first Wildcat since Gipson in 2008-09 to register two games with four or more blocks in the same season... Brown has 26 career games with five or more rebounds, including a career-high of 11 against Nebraska (3/6/10) and Iowa (12/5/10).
Patterson in 15th Season at K-State
Deb Patterson, the all-time winningest women’s basketball coach and the longest-tenured women’s basketball coach in K-State history, has a career record of 292-169 (.633) and a record of 122-107 (.533) in the Big 12, including Big 12 regular season titles during the 2003-04 and 2007-08 seasons.
Following the 2007-08 season, Patterson was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year by the league’s coaches and a number of media outlets. She also garnered national consideration, finishing as the Russell Athletic/WBCA Region V Coach of the Year and a finalist for the WBCA and Associated Press National Coach of the Year honors.
Patterson steered the Wildcats to eight consecutive postseason appearances (2002 - 2009), including a trip to the NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinals in 2002, the 2006 WNIT Postseason crown and a second round trip during the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
Patterson has defended the floor in Bramlage Coliseum successfully during this time, posting a 168-48 (.778) record at home including an 91-9 (.910) record against non-conference foes.
At a Glance: Colorado
Colorado (11-7, 2-3 Big 12) has captured wins in two of their last three games, dispatching of Missouri on Saturday in Boulder, 58-48. The win was the 11th this season by the Buffaloes at the Coors Events Center, as the squad is 11-2 on their home floor.
The Buffaloes are led on the sideline by first-year head coach Linda Lappe. The 2002 graduate of Colorado returned to her alma mater following a three-year stint at Metro State, where she rang up a 50-36 record for the Roadrunners.
On the floor, Colorado is led by senior Brittany Spears. The forward from Pasadena, Calif., leads the squad in points at 18.0 per game while she is the team’s second-leading rebounder with 8.4 per game. Against the Tigers, Spears carded a game-high 26 points and 13 rebounds, while also blocking a pair of shots.
K-State On Brink of Milestone This Season
During the 2009-10 season, Kansas State became the 11th program in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history to reach the 775-win plateau with its 73-59 win at UC Davis on Dec. 29, 2009. K-State’s overall record in its 43-year history currently stands at 795-472 (.627).
With five more wins during the 2010-11 season, Kansas State will join the 800-win club which currently features just eight members.
1st Month of the Year is the 1st to 200 Wins
January is the first month in the history of K-State women’s basketball to surpass the 200-win plateau with a record of 213-140 (.603) in the first month of the year. During the last three-plus seasons, K-State is 20-7 (.741) in the month of January.
During the 2007-08 season, the Wildcats registered the first unbeaten month of January in the program’s history with an 8-0 record. Head coach Deb Patterson is 70-45 (.609) in the first month, the second-best record of any month for Patterson during her 15 years.
Halftime Lead = K-State ‘W’ Since 1999-00
Having the edge after the first 20 minutes of action has proven to be prophetic since the 1999-00 season, as K-State is 200-32 (.862) when leading at the break.
During the last three-plus seasons, K-State owns a 69-6 (.920) record when leading with five minutes to play.
Wildcats in the Purple Palace
K-State has enjoyed the friendly confines of Bramlage Coliseum in its 23rd season of existence with a record of 238-87 (.732), including a 10-0 mark this season. During the last 10 seasons, K-State is 125-26 (.828) in Bramlage Coliseum, including a 13-1 record in 2008-09. In Big 12 home contests, the Wildcats are 76-39 (.661).
Kansas State has protected its home floor with determination against non-conference foes with a record of 128-22 (.853) record. In the Deb Patterson era, the Wildcats have been even better with a record of 91-9 (.910).
Wildcats on the Road
K-State has a 231-234 (.497) record in road games during the program’s 43-year history. During the 21st century, K-State owns a 71-54 (.568) mark in road contests and are 88-88 (.500) during Deb Patterson’s 15 seasons on the K-State bench.
K-State notched a 10-5 (.667) record on the road in 2008-09 to break the previous school record of nine (1982-83 and 2001-02).
K-State Against Ranked Opponents
Earlier this season, K-State recorded a 64-53 win over No. 14/16 St. John’s on Nov. 13, which was its first win over an Associated Press top-15 opponent since Jan. 27, 2008 (at Oklahoma State, 68-63). This was the first win over an AP top-15 team at home since an 85-73 win on March 3, 2004 against No. 9 Texas Tech. The win brings K-State’s record against teams ranked No. 14 in the AP poll to 6-6 (.500).
The Wildcats own a record against teams ranked in the AP poll of 66-148 (.308), including a 39-41 (.488) mark against AP ranked teams in Manhattan.
In the the Deb Patterson era, K-State is 40-78 (.339) against teams ranked in the AP poll and is 27-21 (.563) against AP ranked teams in Bramlage Coliseum.
Filling Up the Purple Palace
Kansas State has continued to be one of the nation’s leaders in attendance this season, as the Wildcats are averaging 3,954 fans this season after 10 home games which equates to 39,538 total fans. K-State ranks 20th in the nation for average home attendance.
During the last nine seasons, K-State has ranked among the top-30 in the nation for attendance including a high of sixth during the 2002-03 campaign.
Since the start of Deb Patterson’s tenure in the 1996-97 season, K-State has seen 1,137,011 fans (avg.: 5,264 per game; 216 games) pass through the turnstiles of Bramlage Coliseum.
K-State moved into Bramlage Coliseum prior to the start of the 1988-89 season and has seen 1,228,050 fans pass through the doors.
Wildcats’ Defense Ranks Among Top-10 in Nation
The Wildcats have put together a solid defensive effort to start the 2010-11 season. K-State has held nine of its first 18 foes to point totals of 49 points or less, which ties the school record for holding an opponent to 49 points. During the last 10 seasons, K-State is 61-1 (.984) when holding an opponent to 49 points or less.
K-State has held its foes this season to a scoring average of 52.2 points, which ranks fourth in the Big 12 and ninth in the nation. K-State has also held its foes to a field goal percentage of .344, which ranks fourth in the Big 12 and 17th in the nation.
K-State’s bench mark low for points allowed this season came against Nebraska on Jan. 22, as the Huskers scored 37 points. This was the lowest opponent point total since K-State held Missouri to 33 points on Feb. 10, 2010.
Excluding the first two games of the season, the Wildcats have held 13 of the 16 opponents this season under their scoring average entering the contest with K-State.
Goose Egg From Distance for Red Storm, Sooners
Kansas State has held a pair of ranked opponents this season without a made three-point field goal, including the Big 12’s leader in three-point field goal percentage. On Nov. 13, the Wildcats held St. John’s without a three-point field goal on seven attempts.
On Jan. 12, K-State’s perimeter defense was up to the challenge as it held Oklahoma without a connection from beyond the arc on nine attempts. The Sooners entered the contest as the Big 12 leader in 3-point field goal percentage at .398. This was the sixth time in the last five seasons, including the fourth time in the last two seasons, that K-State has held an opponent without a connection from beyond the arc (3/11/10 vs. Texas Tech; 1/9/10 vs. Kansas).
Chambers, Karr Form Potent Scoring Duo
The backcourt duo of sophomore guards Brittany Chambers and Taelor Karr is one of the most productive backcourt scoring tandems in the Big 12 this season and in the Deb Patterson era at K-State. The duo has combined for 24.8 points per game this season, as Chambers paces the squad and ranks 11th in the Big 12 with a 14.9 points per game average, while Karr is third on the team and 27th in the league at 9.9.
Among the Big 12, the Oklahoma pair of Danielle Robinson (18.4 ppg) and Aaryn Ellenberg (17.0) pace the league in backcourt scoring duos at 35.4 per game while Texas’ Chassidy Fussell (17.4 ppg) and Kathleen Nash (15.4) rank second at 32.8 points per game. Chambers and Karr rank third in the league with their average of 24.8.
K-State From Downtown
K-State’s current pace from beyond the arc of 5.7 three-point field goals made per game trails what K-State has historically done from beyond the arc over the last 10 seasons. The Wildcats have averaged 6.7 made three-point field goals per game in the last 10 seasons, including an average of 7.3 made three-point field goals per game in the 2009-10 season.
K-State connected on a season-high 12 3-point field goals against Oklahoma State on Jan. 9. The 12 connections were the most since Jan. 2, 2010 against Yale when the Wildcats made 12. The Wildcats’ 3-point percentage of .500 (12-of-24) was a new season-high and the best since K-State shot .571 (8-of-14) against Iowa State on Jan. 31, 2010.
The Wildcats are led this season from the 3-point line by sophomore guards Brittany Chambers and Taelor Karr. Chambers leads the Wildcats from the three-point line, as she is 47-of-130 (.362) from long range and ranks third in the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game (2.6), which includes a season-best performance of 6-of-11 at Dartmouth on Dec. 29. She is the first Wildcat to connect on six 3-point field goals since Kari Kincaid made six against Michigan State on Nov. 22, 2007. For her career, Chambers is 112-of-301 (.372) from the 3-point line. Her career three-point field goal percentage ranks ninth in school history.
Karr is K-State’s second-leading three-point shooter this season, as she is 25-of-77 (.325), which includes a season-best performance of 4-of-6 at the College of Charleston. She ranks 12th in the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game (1.4). For her career, Karr is 81-of-222 (.365) from deep.
K-State has had the edge in bench scoring in six of the last seven games, which includes five wins, and has averaged 24.6 points from the pine during this seven-game stretch. Included in this streak is a season-high 35 points against Vermont on Dec. 30.
Amongst K-State’s 13 wins this season, the Wildcats have had the edge in bench production in 10 of these contests and have averaged 18.4 points from its bench in the 13 wins.
Last season, K-State scored a total of 308 points off the bench for an average of 9.6 per game. This season, the Wildcats have carded 311 points for an average of 17.3 points per game.
K-State’s Guards Continue to Crash the Boards
Continuing a trend that developed under former K-State point guard Megan Mahoney (2001-05), Kansas State’s guards have continued to attack the glass for rebounds. This season, K-State’s guards have pulled in 317 of the team’s 711 rebounds this season (44.6 percent). Over the last five seasons, K-State’s leading rebounder has been a guard (Shalee Lehning four times; Brittany Chambers once). This season, K-State guards are averaging 17.6 rebounds per game, which is ahead of last season’s final per game average of 14.2. The 14.2 average from last season was the highest in 10 years in terms of rebounds per game from K-State guards.
The K-State guards who are attacking the boards this season are Chambers and Taelor Karr with averages of 6.2 and 5.3, respectively, while Mariah White is averaging 4.7.
Chambers, the team leader in rebounding this season, has pulled in 111 total rebounds which includes a season-high 13 rebounds against Dartmouth on Dec. 29. She ranks second on the team in offensive rebounds per game (2.0 orpg). For her career, she has 31 games with five or more rebounds including seven games with 10 or more. Last season, Chambers led the team in rebounds with 5.8 per game and was the first freshman to lead K-State in rebounding since Shalee Lehning during the 2005-06 season (6.6 rpg).
Karr hauled in a career-high-tying 12 rebounds against UC Davis, with nine of the 12 coming on the defensive glass. For her career, she has 24 games with five or more rebounds and a pair of games in double figures. This season Karr ranks third on the team in rebounding and leads the squad in defensive rebounds per game (4.2 drpg).
The Paola, Kan., native pulled in 4.5 rebounds per game in 2009-10 and ranked fourth on the team in the category.
White recorded a career-high nine rebounds against St. John’s, with eight of the nine coming on the defensive glass. White ranks fifth on the team in rebounds per game and she has recorded 10 games with five or more rebounds. She has already reset her career season-high with 84 boards this season. Last season, White pulled in 56 rebounds in 31 games (1.8 rpg).
Chambers Reaches 600 Points For Career
Earlier this season, Brittany Chambers reached the 600-point plateau for her career, as she achieved the feat against Oklahoma State on Jan. 9. For her career, Chambers has scored 656 points in 50 career games (13.1 ppg). She has scored in double figures in 36 career games including seven games with 20 or more points.
With her 656 points in her career, Chambers ranks 11th in school history for combined points in a freshman and sophomore campaign. With 12 points she will move into 10th and pass Diana Miller (1987-91; 667 points).
At Dartmouth on Dec. 29, Chambers registered a career-high 26 points which included a career-high six connections from beyond the arc. Against Nebraska on Jan. 22, Chambers tied her career-high with 26 points on a career-high 10-of-15 shooting from the field.
This season, Chambers has scored 268 points including 14 games in double figures. Her team-leading point per game average of 14.9 points ranks 11th in the Big 12.
Chambers Approaching Top-10 for Career 3-PT FGs
Brittany Chambers continues to be a deep threat for the Wildcats, shooting 47-of-130 (.362) from beyond the arc this season. She ranks third in the Big 12 in three-point field goals made per game at 2.6.
This season, Chambers has made two or more in 13 games, including six games with four or more connections from deep. She tallied a career-high performance of 6-of-11 at Dartmouth on Dec. 29. She became the first Wildcat to make six 3-point field goals in a game since Kari Kincaid made six against Michigan State on Nov. 22, 2007.
For her career, Chambers has 45 career games with a 3-point field goal including 10 games with four or more connections from beyond the arc. She is 112-of-301 (.372) in 50 games with the Wildcats and needs five made 3-point fields to move into the top-10 in school history. Her current career percentage ranks ninth in school history.
The Jordan, Minn., native made her mark from beyond the 3-point line in her first season with the Wildcats with a team-leading 65-of-171 (.380) from beyond the arc. She ranked eighth in the Big 12 and 49th in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage and eighth in the league for 3-point field goals made per game at 2.1.
Her 65 made three-point field goals were the most by a freshman since Laurie Koehn set a school record with 122 during the 2001-02 season and was the third-highest by a freshman in school history.
Childs Attains 500 Points for her Career
Jalana Childs has put her improved low post game on full display during the 2010-11 season. For the season, Childs is K-State’s second-leading scorer and ranks 21st in the Big 12 with a scoring average of 11.4 points. She is also pulling down 4.9 rebounds per game and has rejected 0.7 shots per game. In the last eight games, Childs has reached double figures in points six times and is averaging 13.0 points on a .441 field goal percentage and 5.6 rebounds.
On Jan. 19, Childs registered a career-high 21 points which included a career-best 7-of-8 effort from the foul line. This was her first career 20+ point game and is the second Wildcat to score 20+ points in a game this season. She has reached double figures in points in 24 career games, including 10 this season.
Against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener, the product of Orlando, Fla., tallied her second career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Included in her 12 points, Childs carded her second career three-point field goal and is now 2-of-4 for her career. Ironically, Childs’ first career double-double also came against the Cowgirls as she notched 14 points and her career-high of 16 rebounds on Feb. 15, 2009.
At Oklahoma on Jan. 12, Childs reached the 500-point plateau in her career. She was the second Wildcat this season to achieve this career milestone, joining Brittany Chambers.
White Hot Mariah
Sophomore guard Mariah White has displayed one of the most improved games of any of the Wildcats this season. In the 18 games this season, White is averaging 4.6 points and leads the team with 4.5 assists and 1.8 steals. She is fifth on the team in rebounding with 4.7 per game.
She ranks eighth in the Big 12 in assists for all game and is third for league contests (4.8 apg) and fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.9) for all games. Her assist-to-turnover ratio ranks 43rd in the nation.
This season, White has already reset her career-highs for points in a game (17), points in a season (83), rebounds in a game (9), rebounds in a season (84), assists in a game (8), assists in a season (81), steals in a game (5) and steals in a season (33). She has also made more free throws this season (23) than she attempted during her entire freshman campaign in 2009-10 (13).
Karr Fires on All Cylinders
Taelor Karr has found her touch from the field after a slow start to her second season with the Wildcats, as she is shooting 45.6 percent from the field. For the season, Karr ranks third on the team in scoring and (9.9), rebounding (5.3 rpg) and assists (2.1 apg) and is second in steals (1.6 spg) and three-point shooting (25-of-77; .325).
This season, Karr has reached her season-high of 17 points twice and recorded K-State’s first double-double of the season and the second of her career with 17 points and 12 rebounds against UC Davis on Dec. 12. She has 25 career games in double figures for points and she has two double-figure efforts in rebounds.
Against Iowa on Dec. 5, Karr tallied 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. She followed that performance with 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc against North Dakota on Dec. 8.
For her career, Karr needs just 30 points to reach the 500-point plateau and become the third Wildcat to achieve the feat this season (Brittany Chambers and Jalana Childs).
Taelor Karr has been one of K-State’s top perimeter defenders this season, which includes a career-high five steals against UTSA on Dec. 20. This was the second time this season that K-State has had a player register five steals in a game, as Mariah White tallied five against Western Illinois on Nov. 21, 2010.
Against Nebraska, Karr notched three steals which is her seventh effort this season with two or more steals. For her career, Karr has 78 steals and has 24 career games with two or more steals.
In 2009-10, Karr led the Wildcats in steals with 49 and was the first freshman to lead K-State in steals since Shalee Lehning recorded 60 steals in her freshman campaign in 2005-06.
Oh, Oh, Voronenko
Alina Voronenko has emerged in the first five games of Big 12 action as an offensive weapon off the bench for the Wildcats. She is averaging 9.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in the last five games and ranks 10th in the league in Big 12-only games for 3-point field goals made per game (1.6), while in non-conference action she averaged 1.5 points and 1.7 rebounds. She has scored more points in the last five games (48) than she had in her previous 35 career games as a Wildcat (43 points).
In K-State’s Big 12 opening win over Oklahoma State on Jan. 9. The junior forward from Sacramento, Calif., tallied a career-high 16 points on a career-best 6-of-9 from the field including a career-high 4-of-6 from distance. Entering the game, Voronenko’s previous career-high was seven points and she had scored a total of 18 points in her previous 12 contests. For her career before the Big 12 opener, Voronenko was 6-of-30 (.200) from beyond the arc.
At Texas Tech on Jan. 15, Voronenko provided a lift off the bench with nine points and a career-high 11 rebounds in a career-best 30 minutes of action. Entering the contest with the Lady Raiders, Voronenko had pulled in just 24 rebounds in 14 games (1.7 rpg). It was her first career game with five or more rebounds.
What Brown has Done for Us
Branshea Brown has given K-State a strong interior presence to pair with Jalana Childs this season. This season, Brown is averaging a career-best 7.1 points on a team-leading .505 field goal percentage, a team-leading 1.2 blocks and is second in rebounding with 5.4 per game and is third in steals with 1.2. She ranks 11th in the Big 12 in blocks per game.
Against St. John’s, Brown turned in one of her best games as she touched every statistical category with a career-high 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting, six rebounds, four blocks, a steal and an assist.
In her return to her home state of South Carolina, Brown recorded 10 points, five rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocked shots.
At Iowa on Dec. 5, Brown hauled in a season-high and career-high-tying 11 rebounds while also scoring six points and blocking two shots. This was her first double figuring rebounding game since March 6, 2010 against Nebraska when she pulled in 11.
For her career, she has 25 games with five or more rebounds, including four games with double figures.
Brown with the Blocks
Branshea Brown has picked up where she left off last season in terms of her interior defense. She paces the Wildcats in blocked shots with a career-high 21 this season and ranks 11th in the Big 12 with 1.2 per game. Her blocked shot total for a season is the highest by a Wildcat since Marlies Gipson sent back a school record 86 during the 2008-09 campaign.
The product of Walterboro, S.C., sent back a career-high four shots against St. John’s and South Dakota State, which is the highest total by a Wildcat since Marlies Gipson tallied four blocks at Kansas on Jan. 24, 2009. She is the first player since Gipson in 2008-09 to block at least four shots in two games in a season.
Brown now has 11 career games with two or more blocked shots and 48 blocks for her career.
Caron Makes First Career Starts
Freshman forward Chantay Caron made a successful debut in the K-State starting lineup, as she has garnered seven starts following the holiday break. In her first career start at Dartmouth, Caron tallied career-highs of 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting, and nine rebounds in 21 minutes of action.
For the season, Caron is averaging 3.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 11.9 minutes per game. She has three games this season with five or more rebounds.
In her career debut in the season opener, the 5-11 product of Lawrence, Kan., registered nine points and five rebounds in 16 minutes of action off the K-State bench. Caron’s nine points in her debut tied teammate Taelor Karr’s debut from last season for point production. Caron’s five rebounds were the most by a freshman in their debut since Ashley Sweat pulled in eight boards against Wisconsin-Green Bay on Nov. 10, 2006.