K-State Claims 300th Bramlage Win
K-State Claims 300th Bramlage Win
1-1 (0-0 AAC)
2-0 (0-0 Big 12)
E. Wakefield: 15 pts
E. Parker: 15 pts
T. Perez: 10 pts
B. Lewis: 18 pts, 6 rebs, 2 blks
K. Wesemann: 12 pts, 2 stls
E. Willock: 11 pts, 7 rebs
MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State women’s basketball used a balanced performance and a strong second quarter to record the program’s 300th win in Bramlage Coliseum with an 82-62 decision over Tulsa on Monday night.
Kansas State (2-0) had five players in double figures led by All-American candidate Breanna Lewis with 18 points, six rebounds and two blocks. Senior guard Kindred Wesemann registered 12 points, two assists and two steals, while freshman forward Eternati Willock chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds. Also reaching the double figure threshold were junior forward Shaelyn Martin with 10 points, five rebounds and four assists and sophomore guard Kayla Goth with 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting.
Tulsa (1-1) was paced by Erika Wakefield and Ebony Parker with 15 points each.
Kansas State opened the first quarter with a 13-5 lead with 5:14 to play in the quarter. The opening run was highlighted by 4-of-5 shooting from the field including a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws from Kindred Wesemann. Tulsa clawed back into the game with a 10-4 run to close the first frame down two, 17-15.
The Wildcats rebuilt its lead to seven, 28-21, with 7:19 to play in the second quarter. Goth carded a pair of layups and Willock followed with a layup of her own following a baseline dish from Martin.
Tulsa hit three consecutive 3-pointers to pull to within two, 32-30, with 5:29 remaining in the half. K-State responded by ending the half on a 14-3 run to hold a 46-33 halftime lead.
During the run, a pair of newcomers to the roster each contributed five points as junior guard Karyla Middlebrook notched five straight points followed by freshman Peyton Williams scoring five straight. In total, the Wildcats registered 29 points in the second quarter on 65.0 percent shooting (13-of-20).
Kansas State increased its halftime lead to 17, 57-40, with 4:54 remaining in the third quarter. Wesemann tallied her second 3-pointer of the game, followed by a long two-point jumper to increase the lead.
The Golden Hurricane would narrow the game to 16, 61-45, with 2:27 to play in the third stanza. K-State responded with a pair of three-point plays by Martin and Williams to increase the lead to 22, 67-45. A pair of Wakefield jumpers to close the quarter brought the score to 67-49 entering the final frame.
The Wildcats kept Tulsa at arms’ length in the final quarter, cobbling together a 15-13 edge in points.
For the night, Kansas State shot 50.0 percent (34-of-68) from the field and held Tulsa to 41.1 percent shooting (23-of-56). The Wildcats register an enormous edge in the paint, outscoring the Golden Hurricane, 60-12, in the lane. K-State owned the glass with a 41-26 advantage, including 13 offensive boards resulting in 16 second chance points.
Kansas State will end its three-game home stand on Sunday, November 20, as the Wildcats host Lamar at 1 p.m. Sunday’s game will be available on ESPN3 and the K-State Sports Network. To purchase tickets, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.
• K-State leads the series with Tulsa, 4-0. K-State is 10-6 all-time against teams from the American Athletic Conference.
• In its 29th season of existence, Kansas State is 299-116 (.720) all-time inside Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats are 165-26 (.864) against non-conference opponents in Bramlage.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 123-45 (.732) in the month of November. K-State has won 11 of its last 12 games in the 11th month.
• K-State’s starting lineup: guards - Kindred Wesemann and Kayla Goth; forwards - Shaelyn Martin and Peyton Williams; center - Breanna Lewis. This was the second straight game for this lineup… Second career start for Williams… Third career start for Goth… 67th career start for Martin; every game of her career... Wesemann has played in 96 career games and started 75... Lewis has played in 96 career games and started 91.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 308 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Kansas State has now won 22 straight games when holding the edge in rebounding… Since the 2001-02 season, K-State is 187-25 (.882) when outrebounding its opponent.
• Kansas State led 46-33 at the half on Monday… Since 2001-02, K-State is 255-36 (.876) when leading at the half.
• Lewis notched her 55th career game in double figures for scoring… With her 18 points, she moved into 29th in program history on the career scoring list with 1,105 points… Lewis tallied six rebounds, which is her 64th career game with five or more rebounds… She ranks 16th in school history for career rebounds with 599… She blocked two shots, her 61st career game with two or more blocks… Her career blocked shots total stands at 238, which ranks second in program history.
• Wesemann carded her 37th career game in double figures for points… She finished the night 2-of-6 from beyond the arc, her 52nd career game with two or more made 3-pointers… Wesemann has made 177 three-pointers in her career and moves past Missy Decker (1993-97; 176) for seventh in program history.
• Martin’s scoring effort on Monday was her sixth career game in double figures… She handed out four assists, her 16th career game with five or more assists… With her four assists on Monday, Martin moved into 23rd on the K-State career assists list with 215… She pulled in five rebounds, her 45th career game with five or more rebounds.
• Goth registered her second career game in double figures … She also pocketed two steals, her fifth career game with two or more steals.