K-State Endures Power Outage to Defeat Chicago State
6-1 (0-0 Big 12)
1-7 (0-0 WAC)
B. Lewis: 21 pts, 8 rebs
K. Wesemann: 15 pts, 3 assts, 2 stls
M. Deines: 10 pts, 4 assts
K. Allen: 13 pts, 4 rebs
L. Murphy: 12 pts, 4 assts
K. Harris: 9 pts, 2 assts
CHICAGO, Ill. – A 65 minute delay due to a power outage at the Jones Convocation Center and a subsequent move to a different facility couldn’t derail K-State, as the Wildcats downed Chicago State, 63-54, on Saturday.
• Score: Kansas State 63, Chicago State 54
• Quick Hitter: This is K-State’s second 3-game win streak of the season and the third straight game the Wildcats have held the edge on the boards.
• Leaders: Playing in front of family and friends, junior center Breanna Lewis led K-State with 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting, eight rebounds and two steals. Kindred Wesemann added 15 points and three assists, while Megan Deines chipped in with 10 points and four assists.
• K-State used a 9-0 run midway through the first quarter to take an 11-6 lead. Lewis scored four points during the run, while Wesemann capped the rally with an acrobatic layup.
• The Wildcats would use a 6-0 run, highlighted by a Bri Craig three-pointer, to end the quarter and hold a 17-8 lead.
• Chicago State narrowed K-State’s lead to six, 22-16 with 6:19 to play in the second quarter on a deep three from Caitlin Nix.
• The Wildcats quickly pushed the lead back to 27-16, as Craig and Wesemann scored five points.
• K-State closed out the half on a 7-2 run to lead 34-22 at the break.
• Kansas State shot 44.8 percent from the field, including 40.0 percent from beyond the arc. The Wildcats held the Cougars to 33.3 percent shooting and forced eight turnovers.
• Lewis scored the first six points of the third quarter for K-State, pushing the Wildcats into a 40-26 lead with 5:46 to play.
• Chicago State closed the gap to nine, 40-31, with 4:45 to play in the quarter.
• Following a turnover by K-State, power to the Jones Convocation Center went out forcing a 65 minute delay in the game and the game being moved to the Dickens Center which is the home of the Chicago State volleyball team and practice gyms for both men’s and women’s basketball.
• Wesemann was on fire after the delay, scoring seven of K-State’s 14 points sparking the Wildcats to a 54-41 lead at the end of the third.
• In the fourth quarter, Chicago State cut the K-State lead to seven, 61-54, with 1:05 to play. A layup late in the shot clock by Kaylee Page put K-State back in front by nine, 63-54, with 37 seconds remaining to seal the game.
• K-State shot 25-of-56 (.446) from the floor, while Chicago State was 17-of-43 (.395).
• The Wildcats held a 37-22 edge in rebounding.
• Both teams turned the ball over 17 times, but K-State had 16 assists and pocketed 11 steals.
• K-State leads the series, 1-0. K-State is 16-3 all-time against teams from the Western Athletic Conference.
• The Wildcats have an all-time record of 208-86 (.707) in the month of December.
• K-State’s starting lineup of: guards - Kindred Wesemann and Megan Deines; forwards - Shaelyn Martin and Kaylee Page; center - Breanna Lewis. This is the sixth time this lineup has started together this season (5-1). Sixth career K-State start for Deines and the 100th game played in her collegiate career. Seventh career K-State start for Page. Martin has started all 40 games in her career. Wesemann has played in 69 career games and started 48. Lewis has played in 69 career games and started 64.
• K-State has made a three-point field goal in 281 straight games. The streak dates back to Feb. 7, 2007.
• Since 2001-02, K-State is 242-34 (.877) when leading at the half. Thursday was the third time this season K-State led at the half.
• Wesemann tallied her 22nd career game and her fifth straight with 10 or more points. She tallied her 31st career game with two or more connections.
• Lewis posted her 30th career game with 10 or more points, including six games this season. Lewis posted her 40th career game with five or more rebounds and her seventh this season. She also tallied two steals which is the 19th time in her career and the fourth time this season she has recorded two or more steals.
• Martin has four career games with 10 or more rebounds including three straight. She has 24 career games with five or more rebounds. Martin also tallied three steals, her 24th career game with two or more.
• Deines registered her fourth game in double figures in a Wildcat uniform.
Coming up Next
• K-State returns to Bramlage on Monday to host UT Rio Grande Valley at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets to Monday’s game, 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.