The Kansas State women’s basketball team used a big second-half run Tuesday to break open a close game and beat Tennessee State 62-47 in Nashville, Tenn.
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The Wildcats held a three-point lead at the break, but Haley Texada scored nine straight points to start the second half and a 16-6 spurt helped K-State pull away.
Texada 14 of her career-best 17 points in the second half for the Wildcats, 3-0.
Brittany Chambers added 14 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out four assists. Chambers now ranks 14th in school history for career rebounds with 605 and ranks 16th in the program’s history with 252 career assists.
In the second half, Chambers had four points and Texada followed by nine straight points as the Wildcats took a 48-32 lead with 12:33 remaining. K-State didn’t let up, building its lead to 58-38 with 5:03 remaining in the game.
K-State forced 19 turnovers.