No. 22 K-State women’s basketball to play at Iowa State

Breanna Lewis, senior center, prepares to make a shot on the basket during the K-State game against Washburn in Bramlage Coliseum on Nov. 4, 2016. (File Photo by Nathan Jones | The Collegian)

The Kansas State Wildcats women’s basketball team, winners of their last four games and five of their last six, head to Ames, Iowa, to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday.

The Wildcats continue to rise up in the rankings. In the last two weeks, they’ve jumped into No. 25, then to No. 22. A win Saturday could help them move up even further, especially after No. 20 Oklahoma lost to No. 12 Texas on Tuesday.

K-State has been led by seniors Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann, who hit some milestones in the Wildcats’ win over TCU Wednesday night. Lewis recorded four blocks in the game, making her K-State’s all-time leading blocker; she is seventh in Big 12 Conference history. With her five 3’s against TCU, Wesemann moved to fifth all-time in K-State history in number of 3’s made.

Iowa State might not put up much of a fight. The Cyclones enter Saturday’s game with three straight losses and only a single win in their last seven games, a 29-point win over Kansas on Jan. 8.

Outside their conference record of 1-6, the Cyclones are having a good season. They are 10-8 overall, with their nonconference losses coming against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Dec. 7, 2016, and against then-No. 6 Mississippi State on Dec, 3, 2016.

The Wildcats play the Cyclones at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Hilton Coliseum.

Shelton grew up in the desert southwest. A native of Lancaster, California, he mostly grew up in south Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Kansas and graduating from Junction City High School. He started working as a news writer for the Collegian in 2009 before taking a three-year break from college. He returned to K-State in 2013 and has since worked for the news desk, feature desk, as a copy editor and now as a sports writer. He enjoys tap dancing, writing anything possible, reading court opinions and watching Arizona Coyotes hockey.