K-State Pummels Iowa State; Ends Skid in Ames
18-9 (8-8 Big 12)
13-14 (5-11 Big 12)
Lewis: 25 pts, 16 rebs, 6 blks
Page: 13 pts, 10 assts, 6 rebs
Wesemann: 9 pts, 4 rebs, 3 assts
Blaskowsky: 12 pts
Carleton: 11 pts
Durr: 10 pts
AMES, Iowa – Kansas State used double-double performances from Breanna Lewis and Kaylee Page to end a seven-game losing streak at Hilton Coliseum to Iowa State in a big way, 68-53. This was the largest margin of victory for K-State at Iowa State since the 1992-93 season.
• Score: Kansas State 68, Iowa State 53
• Quick Hitter: K-State (18-9, 8-8 Big 12) outscored Iowa State (13-14, 5-11), 28-6, spanning the final two minutes of the first quarter and the entirety of the second quarter.
• Leaders: Lewis registered 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting, a career-high 16 rebounds and six blocks. Page tallied 13 points, a career-high 10 assists and six rebounds.
• K-State dashed out to a 10-3 lead to begin the game, as Kaylee Page drained a pair of 3-pointers.
• Iowa State answered with a 14-0 run to secure a 17-10 advantage with 2:13 remaining in the first quarter. The Cyclones drained three 3-pointers during the rally.
• The Wildcats responded with a 7-0 run to even the game at 17 at the end of the first frame. Breanna Lewis started the run with a hook shot, while Goth drained a jumper and Shaelyn Martin buried a 3-pointer.
• K-State continued its offensive success into the second quarter, building a 38-23 halftime lead. The Wildcats outscored the Cyclones, 21-6, in the second stanza and shot 60.0 percent (9-of-15) from the field.
• Lewis poured in 10 points in the second quarter, while Kindred Wesemann drained a pair of 3-pointers.
• K-State’s defense throttled Iowa State in the third quarter, 18-10. The Wildcats allowed the Cyclones just one field goal in the first six and a half minutes of the third frame.
• Iowa State narrowed the game with a 20-12 edge in the fourth quarter.
• K-State tied a season-high with 24 assists with just 10 turnovers. Over the last 11 years, K-State is 48-0 when dishing out 20 or more assists in a game.
• The Wildcats were 28-of-61(.459) from the field, while Iowa State was 18-of-65 (.277).
• K-State blocked nine shots.
• K-State leads the series, 49-37. Kansas State ended a seven-game losing streak in Ames with Wednesday night’s win.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 204-167 (.550) 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 24th game this lineup has started together this season (17-7). This was the 24th career K-State start for Deines. This was the 27th career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 60 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 89 career games and started 68. Lewis has played in 89 career games and started 84.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 301 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• K-State held a 38-23 lead at the half. Since the 2001-02 season, the Wildcats are 253-35 (.878) when leading at the half, including a 28-2 mark in the Jeff Mittie era.
• Lewis recorded her 49th career game with 10 or more points, including 25 games this season. This was her ninth game with 20 or more points this season and the 13th of her career. Wednesdays’ game marked her 11th career double-double and her sixth this season. She tallied her 58th career game with five or more rebounds and her 15th career game with 10 or more boards. Lewis finished with six blocks on Wednesday and moved into second on the K-State career blocks list with 208 , passing Nicole Ohlde (204). This was her 55th career game with two or more blocks and her 13th game with five or more blocks.
• Page notched her seventh game this season with 10 or more points. This was her second career double-double and first in Big 12 play. She was 3-of-9 from beyond the arc, her 10th game this season with two or more 3-point field goals made. She dished out 10 assists, for her second career game with five or more assists.
• Wesemann finished 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, which was her 48th career game with two or more connections from deep.
• Kayla Goth tied her career-high with seven rebounds. This was Goth’s fifth game this season with five or more rebounds.
Coming up Next
• K-State returns home to conclude its regular season home schedule against No. 4/4 Baylor on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Saturday’s game will be “Senior Day,” as the Wildcats will honor its seniors in a postgame ceremony.
• The first 500 fans for Saturday’s game will receive a free K-State sunglass strap and the Flying Houndz will perform at halftime. For ticket information, contact kstatesports.com/tickets, call (800) 221-CATS or visit the K-State Athletics Ticket Office inside Bramlage Coliseum.