MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Washburn Lady Blues fell in their exhibition opener 76-39 to Kansas State. Washburn will be back in action on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in Lee Arena against Livin’ the Dream in another exhibition game.
The Lady Blues trailed the entire game as the Wildcats opened up a 40-21 halftime lead on 53 percent shooting. Washburn was held to 27 percent from the field hitting 8 of 29 shots, including 4 of 11 from behind the 3-point arch.
In the second half, the Wildcats increased their lead doubling up the Lady Blues 36 to 18. Washburn shot 32 percent in the second half.
Janice Bright led the Lady Blues with 11 points. She was 4 of 12 from the field and 3 of 7 from 3-point land. Amanda Holmes led Washburn with a team-high nine rebounds.
Karla Tailele came off the bench to score seven points on 2 of 3 from long range. Corkey Stiger also had seven points.
Kimberly Dietz led four Wildcats in double figures with 14 points.
Washburn was outscored in the point 40 to 14 by the Wildcats while turning 26 Lady Blues turnovers into 25 points. K-State held a 20 to 2 advantage in fast break points.