Kansas State University

K-State women beat KU 65-60

MANHATTAN — To Kansas State women's coach Deb Patterson, Saturday's game against Kansas felt like a typical rivalry game.

The in-state rivals regularly pounded the ball inside and frequently dove for loose balls. In the end, the Wildcats prevailed 65-60 at Bramlage Coliseum.

"It was a competitive game," Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson said. "We just came up a couple of possessions short."

K-State guard Taelor Karr led a balanced attack with 19 points, including three three-pointers, and junior forward Jalana Childs added 18 for the Wildcats (15-5, 5-2 Big 12), who led 34-26 at halftime.

"They stepped up in really big ways," Patterson said. "This game could have gone any number of ways but this K-State team is very tough and very competitive."

Both teams struggled early, missing close shots and turning the ball over. But just when Kansas started to flow offensively, sophomore Carolyn Davis, the Jayhawks' leading scorer, went to the bench with two fouls five minutes into the game. Henrickson had to quickly alter her game plan.

"A big chunk of the play card is her primary look and her secondary look, but that happens," Henrickson said. "She had some teammates around her that stepped up and tried to hold on until she got back in the game."

Davis, who averages 18 points and almost eight rebounds, finished with nine points and one rebound.

The Wildcats took advantage of the Jayhawks' foul trouble and were able to slow Davis down in the second half by repeatedly going to Childs in the post and going to the foul line. Childs finished 5 for 14 from the field and 8 for 13 at the line.

"She played major minutes and stayed so aggressive offensively," Patterson said. "There was not an element of the game that she did not contribute to today."

KANSAS (14-7, 1-6):. Sutherland 2-6 0-0 4, Davis 3-5 3-5 9, Engelman 8-11 0-0 18, Brown 2-6 0-0 5, Goodrich 4-8 0-0 8, Mays 1-8 2-2 5, Boogaard 3-5 2-3 8, Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 1-4 1-3, Totals 24-53 8-12 60.

KANSAS STATE (15-5, 5-2): Caron 1-2 0-0 3, Chisholm 0-0 0-0 0, Childs 5-14 8-13 18, Chambers 3-10 1-2 9, White 3-5 4-7 10, Hill 1-2 1-2 3, Karr 6-9 4-4 19, Vorenenko 0-1 0-0 0 Brown 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 20-46 19-30 65.

Halftime—KSU 34-26. Three-point shooting—Kansas 4-10 ( Engleman 2-2, Brown 1-2, Goodrich 0-1 , Mays 1-4, Jackson 0-1) KSU 6-12 (Caron 1-1, Chambers 2-4, Karr 3-5, Hill 0-1, Vorenenko 0-1) Rebounds—Kansas 27 (Engelman 5) KSU 34 (Brown 10) Assists—Kansas 11 (Goodrich 4), KSU 14 (White 4). Total fouls—Kansas 23, KSU 15. Fouled Out—Davis, Engelman, Jackson. A— 4,917.

Creighton 50, Wichita State 48 — Carli Tritz made two free throws with four seconds left in overtime to give the Blujays the victory.

WSU had tied the score on a basket by Jessica Diamond with six seconds left.

Breanna Dawkins had 11 points and nine rebounds for WSU (10-10, 4-5 MVC). Tritz scored 17 for Creighton (13-7, 7-2).

WICHITA STATE: Diamond 3-14 0-1 6, Lankster 0-7 3-4 3, Dawkins 4-8 3-6 11, Turner 4-10 0-0 8, Price 0-3 2-2 2, Boyd 2-6 0-0 6, Sanchez 2-5 0-1 4, Robben 1--1 0-0 2, Gordon 3-7 0-1 6. Totals 19-61 8-14 48.

CREIGHTON: Woodard 3-14 5-6 12, Schuett 0-8 1-2 1, Tritz 5-14 7-10 17, S.Nelson 5-5 1-4 12, K.Nelson 3-6 2-3 8, Moore 0-1 0-0 0, Fujan 0-2 0-0 0, Jensen 0-1 0-0 0, Corbin 0-1 0-0 0, Garrison 0-0 0-0 0, Kamphaus 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-52 16-25 50.

Halftime — Creighton 18, Wichita State 18. Regulation 43-43. 3 pt. shooting — Wichita State 2-11 (Boyd 2-4, Diamond 0-1, Dawkins 0-1, Turner 0-1, Sanchez 0-1, Lankster 0-3); Creighton 2-19 (S.Nelson 1-1, Woodard 1-7, Fujan 0-1, Corbin 0-1, Jensen 0-1, Schuett 0-4, Tritz 0-4). Rebounds — Wichita State 52 (Dawkins 9); Creighton 37 (S.Nelson 9). Total fouls — Wichita State 19, Creighton 14. Assists — Wichita State: 9 (Diamond 5), Creighton: 11 (Schuett 4).

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