K-State Ends Exhibition Play with Win Over Newman




0-0 (0-0 Heartland)

0-0 (0-0 Big 12)

B. DeGrate: 9 pts, 1 reb
H. Alexander: 8 pts, 2 rebs
M. Wright: 4 pts

K. Wesemann: 21 pts, 9 assts
K. Page: 17 pts, 3 assts
M. Brooks: 15 pts, 3 assts

TEAM 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F
Newman 5
10 33
K-State 18

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State women’s basketball played its final tuneup of the preseason on Monday night, as the Wildcats blitzed Newman, 100-33, at Bramlage Coliseum.

All eight Wildcats that saw the floor on Monday night registered at least four points, with five players recording 10 or more points. Leading the way was senior guard Kindred Wesemann with 21 points and nine assists. The bench tandem of junior forward Kaylee Page and freshman guard Mercedes Brooks added 17 and 15 points, respectively. Also in double figures were sophomore guard Kayla Goth with 15 points and senior center Breanna Lewis with 14 points and nine rebounds.

K-State darted out to a 12-0 lead with 5:59 to play in the first quarter. Newman buried a 3-point field goal with 5:29 left in the frame to end the drought. With the Wildcats holding Washburn scoreless in the fourth quarter on Friday, it was the first points K-State had allowed since a layup with five seconds remaining of the third quarter against Ichabods.

After the Newman basket, K-State’s Wesemann knocked down a 3-pointer of her own to spur a 6-2 run to close the first quarter with an 18-5 lead.

Newman pulled to within 27-9 with 7:10 remaining in the first half after Mali Wright drained her second straight jump shot. K-State ended the half on a 19-3 run to take a 46-14 lead into the locker room. Page opened the run with a jump shot. Page would score all eight of her first half points during the run, including six straight.

In the third quarter, Kansas State began firing from the 3-point line. After starting the quarter with a pair of free throws from Shaelyn Martin, K-State scored its next 15 points all from beyond the arc. Brooks was responsible for three straight connections, while Wesemann and Martin each added one. K-State would finish the quarter with a total of seven 3-point field goals and increase its lead to 73-23.

K-State used a 19-3 run midway through the fourth quarter. Goth went on a scoring barrage in the final three minutes of the game, scoring 10 of the last 13 points of the game for K-State including a layup that put the Wildcats into triple digits.

K-State will open its 49th season of action with a three-game home stand, as the Wildcats host Chicago State on Friday in Bramlage Coliseum at 5:30 p.m., in a women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader. Tickets are available through the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or at www.kstatesports.com/tickets.