Women’s basketball dominates Lamar, 73-55

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K-State forward Peyton Williams shoots a free throw after being fowled during the game against Lamar on Dec. 5, 2018. The Wildcats defeated the Cardinals 73-55. (Alex Todd | Collegian Media Group)

Fresh of a 72-61 victory over Vanderbilt in the Big 12/SEC challenge, the Kansas State women’s basketball team moved to 5-0 in Bramlage Coliseum and 6-2 on the season with a 73-55 win over Lamar.

Junior forward Peyton Williams, senior guard Kayla Goth, and senior forward Kali Jones recorded double-doubles in the ballgame. Williams with 18 points and 12 rebounds, Goth with 20 points and ten assists and Jones with ten points and ten rebounds. Jones recorded a school record of eight blocks in the game.

Sophomore guard Rachel Ranke had twelve points for the Wildcats as well. Overall, K-State scored 40 points in the paint in the win.

Lamar entered the matchup averaging 84.5 points per game while the Wildcats averaged 64.9 points per game.

In a back-and-forth first quarter, it was clear that the Wildcats had a size advantage down low. Kali Jones four points and five rebounds. K-State also had two blocks and 12 rebounds in the quarter. The Wildcats struggled in the first quarter only shooting 38 percent from the field.

Lamar led K-State 15-14 at the end of the first quarter.

An early basket followed by a quick steal and layup by senior guard Chastadie Barrs quickly gave the Cardinals a 19-14 lead to start the second quarter. K-State was forced to call a timeout trailing 23-16 and going 0 for the last five on field goals.

Out of the timeout, the Wildcats went on a 7-0 run to tie the game at 23-23. Lamar would take the lead but went on a three-minute-long scoring drought and would go 2 for the last 11 on field goals.

K-State would take the lead in the final minute of the second quarter with Williams scoring a layup and two free throws to give the Wildcats a 6-0 in the last minute of the half.

Williams would get the Wildcats going scoring 11 points in the second quarter, and K-State led Lamar 33-29 at the end of the half.

Peyton Wiliams dominated in the first half scoring 13 points. Kali Jones led the Wildcats with nine rebounds. The Wildcats struggled from the three-point line shooting only nine percent.

Chastadie Barrs led the Cardinals with nine points, and senior guard Moe Kinard had five rebounds for Lamar. The Cardinals shot 34 percent from the floor in the first half.

The Wildcats began to pull away early in the third quarter taking a 41-32 lead before Lamar went on a 6-0 run in two minutes to cut the lead K-State to 41-38 during a three-minute-long scoring drought for the Wildcats.

Foul trouble for Lamar put K-State in the double bonus with over four minutes remaining, and then four free throws for Kayla Goth ended the drought for K-State. The Wildcats went on a 15-0 run following the free throws during a five-minute-long scoring drought for Lamar.

The Wildcats led 56-38 at the end of the third quarter after a buzzer beater by Kayla Goth.

K-State outscored Lamar 23-9 in the quarter. The Wildcats continued to dominate in the fourth quarter forcing Lamar to call a timeout after a quick 4-0 run to open the quarter to put the game at 60-38.

The Wildcats shot 60 percent in the fourth quarter take a commanding lead in the fourth quarter to seal the game at 73-55. The Wildcats shot 44 percent from the field while Lamar shot a cold 29 percent.

Goth finished the night with twenty points, and Williams led the team with 12 rebounds.

Freshman forward Miya Crump led the Cardinals with 19 points. Chastadie Barras recorded a double-double with 17 points and ten rebounds.

The Wildcats will travel to Arkansas to face Little Rock on Saturday at 3 p.m. on the K-State Sports Network.

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