Wildcats Wrangle Mavericks, 73-63

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -Shalee Lehning scored 15 of her 21 points in the second half to lead No. 25 Kansas State to a 73-63 win over the University of Texas at Arlington on Sunday.

Ashley Sweat scored 14 points for the Wildcats (9-0), and Marlies Gipson had 12 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high five blocks.

Tamara Simmons and Meghan Nelson scored 24 and 11 points respectively for the Mavericks (3-5).

The Wildcats opened the second half with an 8-0 run to take a 42-25 lead, but the Mavericks battled back to cut it to 51-48 midway through the half. With about two minutes left, Lehning made a layup to put Kansas State up 69-58, and the Wildcats had a double digit lead for the remainder of the game.

The Mavericks led 15-10 in the first half after going on a 9-0 run, but Kansas State answered with a 13-2 run to take a 23-17 lead. The Wildcats led 34-25 at halftime after scoring nine points off 11 first half Maverick turnovers.