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Brittany Chambers leads K-State women to victory

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 11:34 p.m.
  • Updated Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 7:12 a.m.

Brittany Chambers scored 31 points in her final home game, leading Kansas State to a 68-62 win over Texas Tech on Saturday in Manhattan.

Chambers, a senior from Jordan, Minn., hit 5 of 7 three-point shots, helping the Wildcats nail 12 of 24 threes.Brianna Craig made four three-point shots for K-State (14-15, 5-12 Big 12). Mariah White, K-State’s other senior, had 10 assists.

K-State used a 20-6 run midway through the second half to build a 57-48 lead with 6:19 to play. Chambers and Craig each hit a pair of threes during the run. Tech (21-8, 11-6) pulled within four points in the closing minutes, but White made four free throws in the final 1:12 to protect the lead.

Chambers topped 30 points for the fifth time in her career, matching the most 30-plus games in school history (Shawnda DeCamp and Ashley Sweat).

K-State wraps up the regular season Monday at Baylor. The Big 12 Tournament begins Friday in Dallas.

TEXAS TECH (21-8): Baker 5-10 1-2 11, Brown 9-14 1-2 22, Hyde 4-6 3-4 11, Morris 1-7 0-0 2, Smalls 4-9 4-5 12, Battle 0-3 0-0 0, Patterson 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 25-52 9-13 62.

KANSAS STATE (14-15): Caron 3-7 3-6 10, Texada 1-7 1-2 4, Chambers 12-19 2-4 31, Craig 5-9 0-0 14, Whites 1-2 4-5 6, Brown 0-3 0-0 0, Spresser 1-1 0- 3. Totals 23-48 10-17 68.

Halftime — Tech 31-30. Three-pointers — Tech 3-12 (Brown 3-4, Baker 0-1, Hyde 0-1, Smalls 0-1, Morris 0-5), KSU 12-24 (Chambers 5-7 Craig 4-6, Spresser 1-1, Caron 1-2, Texada 1-5, Brown 0-3). Rebounds — Tech 29 (Hyde 10), KSU 26 (Chambers 9). Assists — Tech 6 (Smalls 4), KSU 13 (White 10). Fouls — Tech 15, KSU 13. A — 3,601.

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