Wildcats Rout Elon in Las Vegas, 75-34

LAS VEGAS, Nev. Kimberly Dietz poured in 18 points and Claire Coggins added 15 as Kansas State cruised to a 75-34 win over Elon in the consolation game of the Lady Rebel Shootout Saturday afternoon.

Ashley Sweat and Shana Wheeler chipped in 10 points each and Marlies Gipson grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for Kansas State (4-1), which led 36-20 at intermission before holding Elon to just 14 points in the second half.

The Wildcats held an 8-7 lead just under six minutes into the game when Dietz and Coggins ignited a 12-0 run to give the Wildcats a 13-point edge.

Elon (2-3), which got seven points from Sashonna Moore and Amber Wall, briefly sliced K-State’s advantage back to single digits with four minutes to go in the half, but the Cats scored eight of the final 10 points of the period to push their advantage to 16 at the break.

K-State’s hot play continued in the second half. The Wildcats used a 13-4 run over the first six minutes to take a 25-point lead and the rout was on.

The Wildcats’ largest margin of the game was its final one as Coggins hit a free throw with 22 seconds to play to put the finishing touches on the 41-point win.

Kansas State returns to action on Friday, Dec. 1, when the Wildcats meet Mississippi Valley State in the opening round of the Commerce Bank Classic at Bramlage Coliseum.