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Cats Defeat North Dakota to Stay Perfect at Home


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A week after playing her first game, JuliAnne Chisholm scored a career-high seven points on Wednesday.

GO WILDCATS
A week after playing her first game, JuliAnne Chisholm scored a career-high seven points on Wednesday.
GO WILDCATS

Dec. 8, 2010

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State women’s basketball team improved to 6-0 at home this season behind a true team effort, as nine different Wildcats scored at least five points in the 76-49 drubbing of North Dakota, Wednesday night at Bramlage Coliseum.

Taelor Karr led all players in scoring with 16 on the evening, as she connected on 7-of-8 field goal attempts on the evening, marking the first time this season that Karr has led the Wildcats in scoring.

Branshea Brown was the only other Wildcat to score in double digits, dropping 10 on the Fighting Sioux on 5-of-7 shooting. Jalana Childs was just shy of the double-digit mark, notching nine points in the contest.

Both Alina Voronenko and JuliAnne Chisholm chipped in seven points off of the K-State bench, as the Wildcat bench registered a season-high 34 points. K-State also dominated down low, outscoring the Fighting Sioux 40-18 in the paint, while outrebounding North Dakota, 39-28.

Both teams struggled to connect from the field in the early going, with K-State taking a 12-5 lead on a Voronenko 3-pointer at the 10:52 mark. From there, the Wildcats turned up the defensive pressure to go on a 16-4 run and extend their lead to 19, 28-9, with 3:27 left in the first half. North Dakota was able to gain a little bit of momentum heading into the break, scoring seven of their 16 first half points in the last 2:14, but K-State was able to take a season-high 18-point advantage into the locker room, 34-16.

After the break, North Dakota found a little bit more rhythm on the offensive end, but it wasn’t enough to muster a comeback attempt on the Wildcats, who never let the game get closer than 18 points.

K-State will conclude the home portion of its non-conference schedule on Sunday afternoon, when the Wildcats host UC Davis at 2 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets to the contest by calling the K-State Athletic Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or by visiting www.kstatesports.com. The game can also be found across the K-State Sports Network.