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Kansas State women throttle Chicago State 83-33 in opener

The Kansas State women’s basketball team began its season in dominating fashion with an 83-33 victory over Chicago State on Friday at Bramlage Coliseum.

Kayla Goth led the way for the Wildcats by scoring 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds. She was the most efficient scorer on the court, making 9 of 11 shots.

“We definitely had some fun out there,” Goth said. “As a team, we really played well together. It was a really big game for me. It’s a big confidence boost. I had a good offseason and came into the season pretty confident, but you never really know until you get on the floor and find out.”

Peyton Williams also had a strong outing in her first K-State game. The freshman forward had 15 points and 12 rebounds.

The last K-State player to begin her career with a double-double was Kendra Wecker, whose name hangs from the ceiling at home games.

The Wildcats were also impressive on defense, holding Chicago State to 33 points on 10-of-57 shooting.

They led 33-15 at halftime and pulled away for good in the third quarter, outscoring Chicago State 28-7.

It was a nice debut for K-State. Coach Jeff Mittie hopes to build off it heading into the team’s next game against Tulsa on Monday.

“We were still a little slugglish at the start,” Mittie said. “But they settled down as the game went along and really played well.”

Chicago St.

5

10

7

11

33

Kansas St.

11

22

28

22

83

CHICAGO ST. (0-1): Sanders 2-12 6-11 11, Allen 3-15 2-2 8, Harris 0-4 0-0 0, Thomas 0-4 0-0 0, Cerda 3-12 0-0 6, Nix 0-4 3-3 3, Harris 2-6 1-4 5. Totals 10-57 (1-17) 12-20 33.

KANSAS ST. (1-0): Williams 6-10 3-5 15, Martin 1-5 0-2 2, Lewis 3-5 0-0 6, Goth 9-11 2-3 23, Wesemann 4-8 2-3 11, Sheble 3-7 0-0 6, Page 2-5 4-4 10, Brooks 1-6 3-4 6, Thomson 1-2 1-2 4. Totals 30-59 (8-20) 15-23 83.

Three-point shooting — CSU 1-17 (Sanders 1-1, Nix 0-1, Thomas 0-3, Allen 0-4, Harris 0-4, Cerda 0-5), KSU 8-20 (Goth 3-4, Page 2-5, Thomson 1-2, Brooks 1-3, Wesemann 1-5, Martin 0-1). Rebounds — CSU 32 (Sanders 10), KSU 51 (Williams 12). Assists — CSU 3 (Sanders, Harris, Nix), KSU 18 (Martin 9). Fouls — CSU 20, KSU 15. A — 4,851.

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