K-State Improves to 3-0 with Win on Sunday
K-State Improves to 3-0 with Win on Sunday
1-3 (0-0 Southland)
3-0 (0-0 Big 12)
K. Bowers: 11 pts, 16 rebs, 4 blks
M. Kinard: 13 pts
D. Mathis: 8 pts
B. Lewis: 18 pts, 14 rebs, 2 blks
K. Wesemann: 12 pts
K. Goth: 11 pts
MANHATTAN, Kansas – A double-double performance by senior center Breanna Lewis and a strong first quarter sent Kansas State to a 68-43 win over Lamar on Sunday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum. K-State has now opened a 3-0 for the third straight season and the sixth time in the last seven seasons.
Lewis led Kansas State (3-0) with 18 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks. This was Lewis’s 13th career double-double and moved her into a tie for 10th on the K-State career double-double list.
Joining Lewis in double figures were senior guard Kindred Wesemann with 12 points and sophomore guard Kayla Goth with 11 points off the bench.
Lamar (1-3) was paced by Kiandra Bowers with 11 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks and Moe Kinard with 13 points.
After a slow start to the afternoon, K-State broke through with a 16-2 run over a four-minute stretch midway through the first quarter. Goth came off the bench to register seven points and an assist during the run, connecting on a 3-pointer in transition followed by a hard fought offensive rebound and putback.
Goth then found junior forward Kaylee Page open for a 3-pointer with 4:37 remaining and closed out the scoring burst with a layup in transition following a Breanna Lewis steal.
The Wildcats would end the first quarter on 7-0 run and hold a 23-5 lead entering the second quarter. Page drained her second 3-pointer of the opening quarter on an assist by Karyla Middlebrook. Middlebrook finished the first quarter with four assists.
After being held scoreless in the opening quarter, Lewis exploded with 12 points and seven rebounds in the second quarter to help stake the Wildcats to a 43-21 halftime lead.
Lewis opened the quarter with a pair of layups to extend the Wildcats’ lead to 27-5 with 7:47 remaining in the second stanza. Following a Goth jumper, Lewis then hauled in an offensive rebound and put it back in with 6:18 to play. Lewis benefitted from a bullet pass from Shaelyn Martin, then carded a layup off an assist from Eternati Willock to increase the K-State lead to 38-14 with 4:02 left.
K-State shot 56.7 percent (17-of-30) from the field in the first half, which included a 6-of-12 effort from beyond the arc. The Wildcats handed out 13 assists on the 17 made field goals.
The Wildcats endured a long scoring drought in the opening stages of the third quarter. K-State recorded one made field goal in the first five minutes of the frame, but allowed just two made baskets by Lamar.
K-State would finish the third quarter with just eight points, shooting 22.2 percent (4-of-18) from the field and was forced into eight turnovers in the third. Lamar narrowed the game to 51-31, scoring 10 points in the third stanza.
The interior tandem of Lewis and senior Jessica Sheble led the Wildcats in the final quarter with 12 of K-State’s 17 points in the fourth quarter.
K-State finished the afternoon shooting 43.8 percent (28-of-64) from the field and 33.3 percent (7-of-21) from the 3-point line. The Wildcats held Lamar to 24.6 percent (17-of-69) shooting including a 4-of-21 performance for the 3-point line. K-State blocked nine shots on the day and a held a 32-3 advantage in bench points.
Kansas State will close out the month of November with a trip to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, for the Paradise Jam. The Wildcats will face North Carolina State on Thursday, November 24, LSU on Friday, November 25, and UTEP on Saturday, November 26. A video broadcast of the three games will be available on FloHoops.com and an audio broadcast will be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at www.kstatesports.com.
• K-State leads the series with Lamar, 4-0. K-State is 14-3 all-time against teams from the Southland Conference. Head coach Jeff Mittie is 9-0 against Lamar in his career.
• In its 29th season of existence, Kansas State is 301-116 (.722) all-time inside Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats are 166-26 (.865) against non-conference opponents in Bramlage.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 124-45 (.734) in the month of November. K-State has won 12 of its last 13 games in the 11th month.
• K-State’s starting lineup: guards - Kindred Wesemann and Karyla Middlebrook; forwards - Shaelyn Martin and Peyton Williams; center - Breanna Lewis. This was the first game for this lineup… First career K-State start for Middlebrook and the 71st of her collegiate career… Third career start for Williams… 68th career start for Martin; every game of her career... Wesemann has played in 97 career games and started 76... Lewis has played in 97 career games and started 92.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 309 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Kansas State has now won 23 straight games when holding the edge in rebounding… Since the 2001-02 season, K-State is 188-25 (.883) when outrebounding its opponent.
• Kansas State led 43-21 at the half on Sunday… Since 2001-02, K-State is 256-36 (.877) when leading at the half.
• Kansas State finished the afternoon with 15 fastbreak points… This was the third straight game K-State tallied double figures in transition.
• Lewis notched her 56th career game in double figures for scoring… With her 18 points, she moved into 27th in program history on the career scoring list with 1,123 points… Lewis tallied 14 rebounds, which is her 65th career game with five or more rebounds and her 17th career game with 10 or more boards… She ranks 15th in school history for career rebounds with 613 and is the 16th player in program history with 600 or more rebounds in a career… This was Lewis’s first double-double since Feb. 29, 2016 at Oklahoma State… Lewis has 13 double-doubles in her career, moving her into a tie for 10th (Kristie Bahner and Leah Honeycutt) on the K-State career double-double list… She blocked two shots, her 62nd career game with two or more blocks… Her career blocked shots total stands at 240, which ranks second in program history.
• Wesemann carded her 38th career game in double figures for points… She finished the day 3-of-9 from beyond the arc, her 53rd career game with two or more made 3-pointers… Wesemann has made 180 three-pointers in her career and ranks seventh in program history.
• Goth registered her third career game in double figures and her third this season.
• Redshirt freshman Lanie Page made her first career appearance, checking into the game with 3:05 remaining in the fourth quarter… She finished with one rebound, one assist and one blocked shot… Page missed the 2015-16 season with a shoulder injury and the first two games this season with a leg injury.