Wildcats Walk Over Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Dec 2, 2002
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Laurie Koehn scored 23 points, while Kendra Wecker and Megan Mahoney added 22 apiece as No. 7 Kansas State set a school record for points in a game in a 115-37 triumph over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a women's college basketball game played Monday before 6,384 at Bramlage Coliseum. The victory lifted the Wildcats to 6-1 overall, while the Golden Lions fell to 2-1. Nicole Ohlde finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots for the winners.
Danisha Garrison led Arkansas-Pine Bluff with 16 points. The Golden Lions were held to 27 percent shooting in the game, including just 15 percent in the first half.
The 115 points by Kansas State eclipsed the old mark of 110 set against Texas-Pan American in 1987. The 78-point margin of victory also eclipsed the previous mark of 77 set in a 105-28 victory over Fort Hays State in 1975.
Kansas State also set a team record for assists in a game with 37. Koehn had eight assists, while Wecker and Cheslea Domenico finished with seven each.
Ohlde's four blocked shots moved her into first place on the all-time list at K-State. Her 102 career blocks moved her past Olga Firsova, who had 100 from 1998 through 2000.
"I'm really pleased with the quick turnaround," K-State Coach Deb Patterson said of her team's playing quickly after Saturday's 63-57 loss at Stanford. "This basketball team hates losing and it just hangs over your head and your heart. I think one of the best feelings in the world is to get back on the hardwood and do what it is you love to do. I thought our team did a nice job tonight of bouncing back."
Kansas State used a 24-0 run to take a 31-3 lead with 9:43 left in the first half. The Wildcats led 53-12 at halftime behind 14 points from Mahoney and a dozen from Koehn, who finished the night with a 6-for-9 mark from three-point range.
The Wildcats' largest lead was at 113-30 with 1:50 remaining. K-State shot 57 percent from the floor in the game.
Kansas State plays Middle Tennessee State on Friday at 5 p.m. in a semifinal game of the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic. UW-Milwaukee plays Weber State at 3 p.m. in the other semifinal at Bramlage.