Wildcats Stifle Delta Devilettes

MANHATTAN, Kan.   Kansas State used a suffocating defensive effort to defeat Mississippi Valley State in the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic, 77-18. It is the lowest opponent point total allowed by the Wildcats in school history.


K-State (5-1) was led by freshman Ashley Sweat with 15 points, with all of her points coming off the bench. The Wildcats received a season-high 36 points from its bench, also getting double figures from junior Shana Wheeler with 11 and seven rebounds.


The final point total by Mississippi Valley State (2-2) of 18 points is the lowest output by a Kansas State opponent in school history, Bramlage Coliseum history and the 12-year history of the Wildcat Classic. K-State also held the Delta Devilettes to the lowest opponent field goal percentage (8.6 percent) and the lowest number of field goals made (5-of-58) in the history of K-State, Bramlage Coliseum and the Wildcat Classic.


The Wildcats also did not allow MVSU to connect on a three-point field goal (0-of-20). This is first time K-State has held an opponent without a three, since March 2, 2006 at Kansas (0-of-9).


For the game, Kansas State dished out a season-high 21 assists and pulled down a season-high 61 rebounds to secure the game. The Wildcats also finished the game by shooting at a 45.3 percent clip (29-of-64).  


Kansas State will take on Alcorn State in the title game of the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic on Saturday at 6 p.m.


The Lady Braves defeated Idaho, 81-62, in the opening game of the Commerce Bank Classic. Alcorn State was paced by Rasaan Powell with 28 points and 16 rebounds, while teammate Shawntawnee Collins chipped in 21 points and six boards.