Lewis, K-State Win Third Straight
13-5 (3-4 Big 12)
5-13 (0-7 Big 12)
B. Lewis: 23 pts, 13 rebs, 7 blks
S. Martin: 8 pts, 10 rebs,
K. Wesemann: 13 pts, 3 assts
T. O'Neal: 9 pts, 3 rebs
C. Cheadle: 8 pts, 3 assts, 3 stls
T. Johnson: 8 pts, 4 rebs
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Using a double-double effort from junior center Breanna Lewis, Kansas State improved its win streak to three games with a 59-46 win over Kansas on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. K-State has now won 26 of the last 32 meetings in the series with the Jayhawks.
• Score: Kansas State 59, Kansas 46
• Quick Hitter: For the third straight game, K-State (13-5, 3-4 Big 12) held an opponent to 49 points or less and its eighth of the season.
• Leaders: Lewis set the school record for career games with seven or more blocked shots with her seven blocks on Wednesday. She registered her second double-double of the season with 23 points, 13 rebounds. Shaelyn Martin added eight points and 10 rebounds while Kindred Wesemann chipped in with 13 points and three assists.
• Kansas State’s defense was locked in during the first quarter, as the Wildcats held the Jayhawks to two points in the opening frame on 1-of-11 shooting. This marked the fewest points allowed by K-State in any quarter this season.
• K-State ended the first quarter strong, as Antoinette Taylor banged in a baseline jumper and Kaylee Page beat the buzzer with a deep transition three-pointer.
• The Wildcats’ defense remained strong in the second quarter, as the Wildcats entered the break with a 27-13 lead.
• Kansas narrowed the K-State lead to nine, 20-11, with 3:08 to play in the second quarter. K-State responded with a 9-3 run to end the quarter as Kindred Wesemann registered her second 3-pointer of the game and converted a pair of free throws.
• The third quarter belonged to Lewis and Martin, as the duo combined to score all 16 of K-State’s points to stake the Wildcats to a 43-29 lead.
• Martin registered six straight points for K-State, as she converted a pair of reverse layups
• K-State was 7-of-12 from the floor in the third quarter.
• Kansas closed to within 12, as Timeka O’Neal drained her second 3-pointer of the quarter with 5:59 remaining.
• K-State responded with a 10-2 run to build its largest lead of the night at 57-37 with 3:05 remaining.
• Kansas State shot 46.8 percent (22-of-47) from the field while Kansas was held to 24.1 percent (13-of-54).
• K-State outrebounded Kansas, 38-30.
• The Wildcats outscored the Jayhawks in the paint, 34-6.
• K-State leads the series, 67-46. Kansas State has won four straight in the series. The Wildcats are 29-25 in games played in Lawrence.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 226-160 (.585) in the month of January.
• K-State’s starting lineup of: guards – Megan Deines and Kindred Wesemann; forwards - Kaylee Page and Shaelyn Martin; center - Breanna Lewis. This was the 15th game this lineup has started together this season (12-3). This was the 15th career K-State start for Deines. This was the 18th career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 51 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 80 career games and started 59. Lewis has played in 80 career games and started 75.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 292 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• K-State held a 27-13 lead at the half. Since the 2001-02 season, the Wildcats are 248-34 (.879) when leading at the half, including a 23-1 mark in the Jeff Mittie era.
• Lewis tallied her 41st career game with 10 or more points, including 17 games this season. She has 10 career games with 20 or more points, including seven this season. This was her 51st career game with five or more rebounds and her 17th this season. She blocked a season-high seven shots, her second career game with seven or more blocked shots. This was her 50th career game with two or more blocks.
• Wesemann registered 30th career game with 10 or more points. She was 3-of-5 from beyond the arc and has 40 career games with two or more connections from 3-point range. She moved into 11th on the K-State career 3-point field goals made list with 138.
• Martin pulled in 10 rebounds for her 32nd career game with five or more rebounds and her 14th this season. This was her sixth career game and her fifth this season with 10 or more rebounds.
Coming up Next
• K-State will conclude its two-game road trip on Sunday, as the Wildcats travel to Lubbock, Texas, to face Texas Tech at 2 p.m. Sunday’s game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Southwest Plus and will be available on the K-State Sports Network.