Big Fourth Quarter Sends K-State to WIn


GAME RECAP

50

78

NR/NR
SAM HOUSTON STATE
BEARKATS
4-5 (0-0 SLC)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
9-1 (0-0 Big 12)

LEADERS:
S. Robertson: 21 pts, 6 rebs
A. Beadle: 10 pts, 2 rebs
M. Day: 9 pts, 3 assts

LEADERS:
B. Lewis: 24 pts, 6 rebs
K. Wesemann: 19 pts, 4 rebs, 3 assts
M. Deines: 5 pts, 8 assts

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
Sam Houston State
10 12
15
13
50
K-State 16
15
15
32
78

MANHATTAN, Kan. – With a 32-point fourth quarter, Kansas State turned a nine-point lead into a 28-point win on Saturday night at Bramlage Coliseum with a 78-50 decision over Sam Houston State. K-State has now won six straight games, matching the longest win streak in the Jeff Mittie era.

The Basics
• Score: Kansas State 78, Sam Houston State 50
• Quick Hitter: The 32 points in the fourth quarter are the most K-State has scored in any quarter this season and marked the first time K-State has scored 30 or more points in a quarter.
• Leaders: K-State was paced by the junior duo of Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann. Lewis recorded 24 points, including 18 in the second half, and six rebounds, while Wesemann added 19 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

First Half
• The teams were tied at eight midway through the first quarter, as Wesemann drained a pair of 3-pointers.
• The Wildcats used an 8-2 run to end the quarter with a 16-10 lead. Erica Young tallied three points during the run, all from the foul line.
• K-State opened up a 22-12 lead with 9:10 to play in the second quarter, as Shaelyn Martin and Bri Craig each knocked down a three-pointer.
• The Wildcats endured an almost four-minute scoring drought, but held Sam Houston State to just four points during the scoreless stretch to hold a 22-16 advantage with 7:27 to play.
• Lewis scored all six of her first half points late in the second quarter, increasing K-State’s lead to 30-19 with 47 seconds remaining.
• A three-pointer by the Bearkats and a free throw from Kaylee Page gave the Wildcats a nine-point halftime lead, 31-22.

Second Half
• A Lewis layup and Megan Deines 3-pointer increased K-State’s lead to 36-22 in the and forced an early Sam Houston State timeout with 8:16 to play.
• The Bearkats rallied back with a 13-2 run over a 4-minute stretch to pull to within three, 38-35, with 3:52 remaining.
• The Wildcats answered back with an 8-2 run to end the third quarter with a 46-37 lead. Lewis scored four points during the run.
• K-State dashed out to an 8-2 run to begin the fourth quarter to build a 64-39 lead with 7:34 to play. Lewis registered a pair of layups, while Wesemann and Antoinette Taylor each converted uncontested fast break layups.
• The onslaught continued as the Wildcats drained five 3-pointers in the final quarter to card a 78-50 final margin. Wesemann recorded 11 points and Lewis 10 in the final frame.

Game Totals
• K-State finished the night shooting 46.0 percent (29-of-63) from the field, including 10-of-31 (.323) from beyond the arc. This was the fourth time this season K-State has made 10 or more 3-pointers in a game.
• The Wildcats held the edge on the boards for the sixth straight game with a 42-38 edge.
• K-State tied its season-high with 24 assists and turned the ball over just eight times. In the last two games, K-State has 48 assists. Over the last 11 seasons, K-State is 45-0 when handing out 20 or more assists in a game.

Noteworthy
• K-State leads the series, 1-0. K-State is 13-3 all-time against teams from the Southland Conference.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 210-86 (.709) in the month of December. Head coach Jeff Mittie is 11-1 (.917) in the month of December with K-State, including a current nine-game winning streak.
• K-State’s starting lineup of: guards - Kindred Wesemann and Megan Deines; forwards - Shaelyn Martin and Kaylee Page; center - Breanna Lewis. This is the ninth time this lineup has started together this season (8-1). Ninth career K-State start for Deines. Tenth career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 43 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 72 career games and started 51. Lewis has played in 72 career games and started 67.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 284 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Since 2001-02, K-State is 245-34 (.878) when leading at the half. Saturday was the sixth time this season K-State led at the half (6-0).
• Wesemann tallied her 24th career game and her seventh this season with 10 or more points. She tallied her 32nd career game with two or more connections from beyond the arc. This was her 10th career game and her fourth this season with four or more made 3-pointers.
• Lewis posted her 33rd career game with 10 or more points, including nine games this season. Lewis tallied her 43rd career game with five or more rebounds and her ninth this season.
• Young blocked three shots and has six career games with two or more blocks. Young tied her career-high with seven rebounds, a new season-high and the eighth time she has snagged five or more in a game.
• Deines dished out a career-high eight assists, doubling her previous career-high of four from earlier this season.
• Martin pulled in a team-high nine rebounds. This was Martin’s 26th career game and her eighth game this season with five or more rebounds. Martin pocketed three steals, which is the 25th game in her career and sixth this season with two or more steals.

Coming up Next
• K-State concludes its non-conference regular season schedule on Monday, against Western Illinois. Game time is 7 p.m. For tickets, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS, visit the ticket office in Bramlage Coliseum or purchase them online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets.