Wildcat women’s basketball team starts final road trip of the season

Sophomore guard Kayla Goth dribbles the ball at the K-State game against Newman in Bramlage Coliseum on Nov. 7, 2016. (File Photo by Maddie Domnick | The Collegian)

The year 2017 has brought radically different fortunes for the Kansas State Wildcats and West Virginia Mountaineers women’s basketball teams.

The two teams last played Jan. 1, 2017. K-State won 86-71 with senior center Breanna Lewis scoring 23 points and grabbing nine rebounds. The two teams square off for the second time this season at 6 p.m. tonight in Morgantown, West Virginia.

The Mountaineers entered their last encounter with a 13-0 record. The loss, however, started what has been a bumpy road for the team. Since losing to K-State, the Mountaineers are 4-7 and have dropped out of the rankings altogether after the previous game with K-State, where they were ranked No. 12.

Meanwhile, K-State has used the win to continue what was already a strong start to the season, going 7-4 since the win after going 10-3 leading up to the game. Of those four losses, only one has been against an unranked opponent.

The Wildcats will start their last road trip of the season Wednesday. They’ll continue to Fort Worth, Texas, to play against the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday. After that, the farthest the Wildcats will travel will be Lawrence, Kansas, until the tournament rolls around.

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.