K-State’s second half comeback enough to take down Cowgirls


The Kansas State women’s basketball team had an impressive second half to beat the Oklahoma State Cowgirls on Monday night 68-58 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The Wildcats trailed by 14 in the first half, but fought back to win their fifth straight game and end the regular season with a win.

K-State finished the regular season with a record of 20-10 and 11-7 in Big 12 play while Oklahoma State ended at 14-15 overall and 5-13 in conference play.

Junior forward Peyton Williams had a game high 24 points in the win while sophomore guard Rachel Ranke provided 16 and senior Kayla Goth had 10.

The Wildcats scored 25 points in each of the final two quarters to beat the Cowgirls and held Oklahoma State to just 12 points in the third quarter and 14 in the final 10 minutes.

The Wildcats forced the Cowgirls to 19 turnovers and scored 15 points off of those errors.

However, Oklahoma State led the entire first half as they hit a three pointer to start the game and didn’t look back.

The Cowgirls extended their lead by the end of the first quarter leading 14-8 on seven points from senior guard Maria Castro.

Oklahoma State followed up with a good second quarter as they led 32-18 and held K-State to just 10 second quarter points.

At the half, the Cowgirls out-rebounded the Wildcats 27-15 and scored 10 fast break points in the first 20 minutes.

The Wildcats shot poorly in the first half shooting 7-29, which is just 24 percent and was a major reason why they trailed by 14 at the half.

Goth only attempted two shots in the first half after scoring 10 points on Saturday against Texas Tech.

The Wildcats will be back on the court this weekend in the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City.