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
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