(4/4) Baylor Races Past K-State
14-7 (4-6 Big 12)
22-1 (9-1 Big 12)
Wesemann: 15 pts, 2 rebs
Lewis: 10 pts, 3 rebs, 2 blks
Sheble: 8 rebs, 2 blks
Cave: 16 pts, 3 rebs
Jones: 15 pts, 6 assts
Johnson: 8 pts, 13 assts
WACO, Texas – Kansas State struggled offensively in the first half and (4/4) Baylor used a combined 58 points in the second and third quarter to send the Wildcats to an 87-52 loss at the Ferrell Center.
• Score: (4/4) Baylor 44, Kansas State 19
• Quick Hitter: The Lady Bears (22-1, 9-1 Big 12) handed out 31 assists on 34 made field goals to win its 22nd straight game against K-State.
• Leaders: K-State (14-7, 4-6 Big 12) was led by junior guard Kindred Wesemann with 15 points and junior center Breanna Lewis with 10 points and two blocks. The Lady Bears were led by Khadijiah Cave with 16 points and 15 from Alexis Jones.
• K-State’s first basket came with 5:16 remaining in the first quarter, as Lewis connected on a hook shot. The Wildcats were 2-of-10 from the field in the first six minutes, as Baylor secured a 10-4 lead.
• The Lady Bears used a 9-2 to run to construct a 17-8 at the end of the first quarter. Khadijiah Cave came off the bench for Baylor to add five points during the run. The Wildcats were 0-of-6 from beyond the arc in the opening quarter.
• Baylor used a 22-2 run to start the second quarter to push its lead to 39-10.
• The Wildcats outscored the Lady Bears in the final four minutes of the second quarter, as Wesemann connected on three straight 3-pointers to bring the deficit to 44-19 at the half.
• The 25-point halftime deficit was the largest of the season for K-State.
• Baylor opened the third quarter on 14-2 run to increase its lead to 59-23 in the third quarter.
• K-State used a 5-0 run, highlighted by a corner 3-pointer by Kelly Thomson, to pull to within 61-29.
• The Lady Bears closed the quarter on a 14-4 run to secure a 75-33 lead entering the fourth quarter.
• The Wildcats tallied three straight 3-pointers, as Bri Craig, Antoinette Taylor and Thomson all connected to narrow the deficit to 77-43 with 7:12 to play in the fourth quarter.
• Baylor was 34-of-63 from the field to shoot an even 54.0 percent from the floor, while K-State was held to 19-of-62 from the floor for 30.6 percent.
• The Lady Bears outrebounded K-State, 51-26, and tallied 15 second chance points to K-State’s nine.
• Both teams finished with 15 turnovers, while Baylor pocketed 14 steals to K-State’s eight.
• Baylor leads the series, 27-9, and have won 22 straight in the series.
• The Wildcats are 73-180 (.289) against teams in the Associated Press (AP) poll. K-State is 2-6 (.250) all-time against teams ranked No. 4 in the nation in the AP poll. Wednesday’s game marked the first time since Feb. 29 and March 3, 2004 that K-State faced consecutive opponents ranked among the AP top-10.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 200-165 (.548) in the month of February.
• K-State’s starting lineup of: guards – Megan Deines and Kindred Wesemann; forwards - Kaylee Page and Shaelyn Martin; center - Breanna Lewis. This was the 18th game this lineup has started together this season (13-5). This was the 18th career K-State start for Deines. This was the 21st career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 54 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 83 career games and started 62. Lewis has played in 83 career games and started 78.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 295 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Wesemann registered her 31st career game with 10 more points. She finished 3-of-9 from beyond the arc, which was her 42nd career game with two or more connections from deep.
• Lewis tallied her 44th career game with 10 or more points, including 20 games this season. She blocked two shots for her 52nd career game with two or more blocks.
• Sheble pulled in a season-high eight rebounds for her sixth career game with five or more rebounds.
Coming up Next
• K-State will conclude its two-game road trip on Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to Morgantow, West Virginia, to face West Virginia at 12 p.m. The game will be available on the K-State Sports Network and for free at www.kstatesports.com.