K-State Clipped by No. 12/10 Baylor
WACO, Texas – Kansas State looked to extend its winning streak to three games on Wednesday night, but No. 12/10 Baylor emphatically ended a two-game skid with a 71-48 win over the Wildcats at the Ferrell Center.
K-State (8-10, 2-5 Big 12) was led by Breanna Lewis and Bri Craig. Lewis finished with a career-high 14 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. Her four blocks tied her career-high. Her season total of 28 are the most blocks by a Wildcat for a season since Marlies Gipson set the school record of 86 in 2008-09.
Craig carded a season-high 13 points for the Wildcats. This was her second straight game in double figures and the 17th of her career.
Baylor (15-3, 5-1 Big 12) was led by Odyssey Sims with a game-high 20 points. She also dished out six assists.
After dropping its previous two games, the Lady Bears raced out to a quick 13-4 lead. The opening run was paced by Makenzie Robertson with nine points.
K-State bounced back with a 7-0 run to narrow the deficit to two, 13-11, with 13:22 to play. Bri Craig connected on a three-pointer from the corner to jump start the rally, while Romero tallied a pair of buckets.
The Lady Bears blitzed the Wildcats for the remainder of the opening stanza with a 39-2 run of its own to hold a 52-13 lead at halftime. During the run, K-State turned the ball over 11 times.
The 39-point halftime deficit was the largest of the season for the Wildcats, while the 13 points tied its lowest first half output this season. For the half, K-State was whistled for 12 fouls, while the Lady Bears were called for three and shot 12-of-16 from the foul line with K-State held without a free throw attempt. K-State was .286 from the field including .083 from the 3-point line, while Baylor shot .515 and .600 from beyond the arc.
For the game, K-State was .354 from the field including .167 from beyond the arc and turned the ball over 21 times. Baylor was .417 from the floor and notched 34 points off of K-State’s turnovers.
K-State returns home to begin a two-game home stand on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats will host Kansas at 1 p.m., for the first installment of the Dillons Sunflower Showdown. The game will be broadcast to a national audience on FSN. For ticket information, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.