Women’s basketball falls to No. 15 Michigan State in fourth quarter

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Freshman center Ayoka Lee looks for an opportunity to drive the basket during the women’s basketball game against Oral Roberts in Bramlage Coliseum on Nov. 18, 2019. The Wildcats defeated the Golden Eagles with a final score of 109-69. (Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

After starting out 3-0, the women’s basketball team has fallen in its last three games after losing 65-60 to No. 15 Michigan State in the Junkanoo Jam.

Kansas State, now 3-3, led at the end of the third quarter 41-38, but the Spartans picked up the pace in the fourth quarter, hitting their best field goal percentage of the day at 64 percent. Michigan State scored 27 points in the final quarter and made 10-14 free throws.

Redshirt freshman center Ayoka Lee led the Wildcats with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Senior forward Peyton Williams saw 37 minutes of game action shooting 7-13 from the field and contributing 17 points. Williams recorded her fourth double-double in five games. Williams is now 13th on the K-State career rebounds list with 729 total.

K-State shot 39.7 percent from the field overall as they fell to the now 6-1 Spartans.

The Wildcats will look to get back on track in their game against UIW on Tuesday night in Bramlage Coliseum. The game is set for a 6:30 p.m. tip-off, and will air on ESPN+ and can be heard on the K-State Sports Network.

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