Dietz Leads Wildcats Past Texas State, 90-52

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kimberly Dietz led Kansas State's scoring attack and became the 33rd Wildcat women's basketball player to score over 1,000 points in her career during a 90-52 win over Texas State in Bramlage Coliseum on Sunday.

Dietz, a senior from Boulder, Colo., scored 22 points, pushing her career total to 1,002, and was one of three K-State players to reach double figures in the win over the Bobcats (5-5). Forward Marlies Gipson scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and forward Ashley Sweat scored 12 as the Wildcat front court helped the team to a 44-20 edge in the paint.

Texas State befuddled the Wildcats (5-4) early using a pressing defense to force six turnovers and hold K-State to just two field goals in the opening seven minutes and led by as many as five during that stretch. K-State evened the tally at 10 at the 12:42 mark and used a 19-0 run over the next five minutes to pull away. Dietz scored 11 of K-State's points and hit two three-pointers during that run.

The Wildcats led 43-22 at the half and pushed the lead to as many as 44 in the second period. Shalee Lehning tied Gipson for the game high with 10 rebounds and scored six points. In all, 11 Wildcats scored.

Texas State's Joyce Ekworomadu led all scorers with 27 points in the losing effort. Both teams combined to commit 41 turnovers and 43 personal fouls.  

The Wildcats continue their non-conference slate with a trip to Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday to face the Creighton Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m.