The K-State women’s basketball team relies heavily on its only two senior guards, Brittany Chambers and Mariah White. These two gave it their all on Saturday, as Chambers, with 34 points, and White, with 25, combined for a school-record 59 points in the matchup with Iowa State. Unfortunately, it was not enough as K-State (12-11, 3-8 Big 12 Conference) fell to Iowa State (16-5, 7-4 Big 12), 87-71.
A quick start by the Cyclones put the Wildcats behind the eight ball early, as Iowa State built a 23-8 lead in the first eight minutes of the game.
After the Wildcats responded with a mini-run of their own to get back within single digits, Iowa State once again took off and extended their lead to 24 before heading into the half at a 51-29 lead.
The second half went much like the first half, with Iowa State using their size advantage against the much smaller K-State Wildcats, out-rebounding K-State 44-25, including 18 rebounds by senior forward Chelsea Poppens.
Along with the 34 points, Chambers had her third consecutive double-double, also bringing down a team-high 12 rebounds.
Poppens lead the Cyclones with 22 points to go along with her 18 rebounds.
K-State will be back in action on Wednesday as the Wildcats play host to Texas. Opening tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.