K-State Eases by Washburn in Second Half




0-0 (0-0 MIAA)

0-0 (0-0 Big 12)

Bowen: 11 pts, 5 rebs
  Bowens: 7 pts, 5 rebs
  Dohnalek: 6 pts, 4 rebs

  Lewis: 17 pts, 8 rebs
  Wesemann: 13 pts, 5 stls
  Willock: 11 pts, 5 rebs

TEAM 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F
Washburn 6
0 31
K-State 16

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State women’s basketball kicked off the exhibition portion of its 2016-17 schedule on Friday night. The Wildcats used a 39-12 advantage in second half scoring to defeat Washburn at Bramlage Coliseum, 66-31.

K-State was led by senior center and preseason All-Big 12 selection Breanna Lewis with 17 points, eight rebounds and two steals. Senior guard Kindred Wesemann added 13 points, five steals and two assists, while freshman forward Eternati Willock added 11 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks.

Kansas State broke out of an early scoring drought and closed out the first quarter on a 14-0 run to hold a 16-6 lead after the opening quarter. Lewis recorded the first seven points for K-State, while Wesemann scored the final seven points of the quarter. Wesemann’s final four points of the quarter came on layups in transition, as she forced a steal and was the benefactor of a Willock steal and pass ahead.

The Wildcats continued their run into the second quarter, building a 20-6 lead with 8:09 remaining in the first half. Lewis carded a pair of layups to push the Wildcats into the 14-point lead.

Washburn ended their scoring drought at 7:03 of the second quarter, as Alyxis Bowens finished a layup. Bowens would score seven points in the quarter.

The Ichabods used an 8-2 run to pull within eight at halftime, 27-19. The Wildcats shot 35.3 percent in the opening half, as Lewis led K-State with 13 points and five rebounds in the half. Washburn held a 28-14 advantage on the glass in the first half, but K-State offset the difference by forcing 19 Washburn turnovers and tallied a 14-2 edge in points off turnovers in the half.

Kansas State rebuilt its lead to 13, as freshman Peyton Williams recorded a layup and a putback with 3:49 remaining in the third quarter. Williams finished the night with eight points and three rebounds. The Wildcats would hold this margin entering the fourth quarter with a, 44-31 lead.

The K-State defense was dominant in the final frame, as the Wildcats held Washburn scoreless for the entire period, 22-0. Sophomore Kayla Goth jump started the offense in the fourth quarter with consecutive 3-pointers. Willock also scored six points in the final quarter.

For the night, Kansas State shot 42.1 percent from the field (24-of-57) and held Washburn to a 23.4 percent effort (11-of-47). The Wildcats narrowed the Ichabods edge on the glass to five, 41-36. K-State forced Washburn into 32 turnovers including 19 by way of K-State steals. The Wildcats finished with a 28-6 lead in points off turnovers and a 40-14 advantage in points in the paint.

Kansas State will conclude its two-game exhibition schedule on Monday at 7 p.m., against Newman. The game will be available on COX Channel Kansas, Time Warner Sports Channel and K-StateHD.TV. For tickets, contact the K-State Athletics ticket office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.