K-State Completes Italy Tour Unbeaten

Aug 17, 2013

K-State Athletics

LATINA, Italy – Kansas State concluded the competition part of its trip through Italy undefeated on Saturday night with an 84-27 win over ASD Bull Basket. Following a final day of sightseeing in Rome, the Wildcats will return home on Monday morning.

K-State was led by the interior duo of senior Katya Leick and freshman Breanna Lewis, as the tandem combined for 30 points and 21 rebounds. Leick notched her second double-double of the trip with 16 points and 11 rebounds. The product of Grey Cloud Township, Minn., averaged team-highs of 17.0 points and 14.3 rebounds in the three games in Italy.

Lewis, a native of Milwaukee, Wis., carded her first double-double of the trip with 14 points and 10 rebounds. For the trip, Lewis averaged 7.3 points and 9.7 rebounds.

K-State took control of the game late in the first quarter, as Chantay Caron and Bri Craig sparked a 40-12 run to close out the opening half. Caron stepped into an ASD Bull Basket passing lane and drove the length of the floor with 5:51 to play to give K-State a 6-5 lead that they would never relinquish.

On the ensuing possession for ASD Bull Basket, Craig copied Caron’s defensive effort by swiping a pass and driving in for an uncontested layup to force an ASD Bull Basket timeout. Craig finished the game with 10 points, three rebounds and a team-high six assists. For the trip, the sophomore from Lincoln, Neb., averaged 13.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists while also making a team-high nine 3-point field goals.

The Wildcats continued to pour on the defensive pressure, holding ASD Bull Basket to single digits in points for all four quarters, including a low of just three points in the final quarter of action on Saturday. K-State concluded the trip with eight quarters of nine or fewer points allowed including a streak of seven straight to end the tour.

Season ticket prices for the 2013-14 K-State women’s basketball season begin at just $3 per game when fans purchase a Wildcat 4-Pack of four or more general admission tickets for $50 each. Other season ticket options include Reserved Bench and Cat Cushion tickets at $99 per seat, as well as Chairback seats for $132 each (plus a $50 donation per season ticket account to the Ahearn Fund). Chairback season-ticket holders will receive a unique benefit for each home game including free parking, free and discounted concessions, exclusive invitations, and more. For the second straight season, K-State football and men’s basketball season ticket holders are eligible for a significant discount on general admission season tickets, which can be purchased for just $20 each, a price of just $1.25 per game.

All women’s basketball season ticket holders can participate in the roll-over ticket program for the upcoming season. Fans may redeem unused game tickets for general admission seats to future games by mailing their unused ticket or tickets to the ticket office, by visiting the K-State Ticket Office in advance to swap tickets or by bringing their unused tickets to the game they want to attend.

K-State faculty and staff can purchase discounted season tickets in the Chairback sections at $110 each and Reserved Bench/Cat Cushion sections at $79 per ticket. A limited number of premium courtside and floor-level seats are also on sale for $165 each, with per-seat Ahearn Fund donations of $500 required for courtside tickets and $100 for floor-level seats.

Fans can purchase tickets online at www.k-statesports.com, or can call the ticket office at 800.221.CATS.

                           1      2        3      4      Final
Kansas State        17   27    24   16    84
ASD Bull Basket     9     8     7     3     27

K-State Player stats
Name                          Points, Rebounds, Assists
Jessica Sheble        5, 7, 2
Haley Texada        11, 1, 4
Erica Young            4, 3, 0
Katya Leick           16, 11, 4
Chantay Caron        6, 3, 1
Kelly Thomson        6, 2, 0
Heidi Brown            6, 2, 0
Bri Craig                10, 3, 6
Breanna Lewis        14, 10, 1
Jai Murphy             6, 0, 2
Totals                         84, 42, 20