K-State women’s basketball earns second back to back victory against Texas Tech

K-State guard Kayla Goth yells at the referee after a controversial call during the game against KU. The Wildcats lost to the Jayhawks 61-54 in Bramlage Coliseum on Jan. 13, 2019. (Alex Todd | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State women’s basketball team kept the momentum rolling from the upset victory over Texas on Wednesday defeating Texas Tech 66-62 on Saturday. The Wildcats have won nine out of the last ten meetings and earned the seventh straight victory over Texas Tech.

The Wildcats were led to victory by junior forward Peyton Williams who scored 18 points, her second 18-point game in a row. Sophomore guard Rachel Ranke had 11 points and senior guard Kayla Goth scored 10.

The Wildcats went on a 7-2 run to open the scoring in the first quarter after both teams went on a three-minute-long scoring drought to start the game.

K-State continued with a 20-point second quarter with Peyton Williams scoring 13 of her 18 points. She single-handedly outscored Texas Tech 11-4 in that time. The Wildcats led Texas Tech 33-24 at halftime.

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The Wildcats struggled in the second half, getting outscored 21-8 in the third quarter. The Lady Raiders opened the third quarter on a 15-2 run. Texas Tech’s junior forward Brittany Brewer scored eight points in the half. Texas Tech shot 58.8 percent in the third to lead K-State 45-41 at the end of the quarter.

The Lady Raiders started the fourth quarter on a 6-2 run before K-State went in a 14-0 run through the majority of the quarter to regain the game at 57-51. The Wildcats held off a late surge to defeat Texas Tech.

Peyton Williams led K-State with 18 points while Brittany Brewer led all scorers with 23 points. The Wildcats scored 19 points off 17 Texas Tech turnovers and also had 12 steals in the afternoon. The Wildcats also shot 45.3 percent from the field compared to 38.5 percent by Texas Tech.

K-State will host Oklahoma State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. on ESPN3 and the K-State Sports Network.