Wildcats seek to end two-game losing streak Saturday

Junior forward Kaylee Page passes the ball to a teammate during the K-State game against TCU in Bramlage Coliseum on Jan. 18, 2017. (Nathan Jones | The Collegian)

After losing their last two games, the Kansas State Wildcats women’s basketball team will look to turn it around as they host the Oklahoma State Cowgirls Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum.

The team is coming off a 42-point loss at the hands of No. 2 Baylor Wednesday night. It was their worst loss so far this season, and the 25th straight time they have lost to Baylor.

Recent history, however, has been a lot better for the Wildcats against the Cowgirls. The teams exchanged wins last season with the Wildcats winning the first game in Bramlage and the Cowgirls winning the second in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

This season, the Wildcats are 1-0 against the Cowgirls after they won by 20 in Stillwater on Jan. 14.

Freshman forward Eternati Willock had 13 points and 13 rebounds while senior center Breanna Lewis had 15 points for the Wildcats.

Junior guard Karyla Middlebrook is coming off a strong game against Baylor. Despite the blowout loss, Middlebrook managed 17 points, shooting 4-8 from the field, 2-4 from 3-point range, and 7-10 from the free-throw line.

The Wildcats take on the Cowgirls at 3 p.m. The game will also be the team’s annual “Play 4 Kay” game. The first 4,000 fans will receive pink t-shirts in support of breast cancer awareness.

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.