The Kansas State women’s basketball team used potent long-range shooting as it jumped all over Mississippi Valley State in a 64-57 victory Friday night in Manhattan.
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Brittany Chambers made two of the Wildcats’ three-pointers in the first 1:09 of the game then added another before the first media timeout as K-State jumped ahead 14-0. After the Devilettes scored a basket, Chambers drained another pair of three-pointers to make it a 20-2 lead.
Chambers was seven of 11 from long range and the Wildcats made a total of nine shots from beyond the arc. K-State, 5-0, has made at least one three-pointer in 179 consecutive games dating to Feb. 7, 2007.
K-State led 43-21 at the half, but Mississippi Valley State chipped away and cut the lead to four points with 6:11 left in the game. But Chambers responded with — you guessed it — another three-pointer. Ashia Wood and Kendra Spresser made two-point baskets and Chambers added another trey as part of the 10-0 run that put the game away.
Chambers finished with 25 points, while Haley Texada added 12, and Woods had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Head coach Deb Patterson is 99-9 (.917) against non-conference opponents in Bramlage.
• UMKC WINS: Junior Eilise O’Connor scored a career-high 30 points and added seven assists, five rebounds and two steals as the UMKC women beat Air Force 66-58 in the opener of the Air Force Classic at Clune Arena. Hailey Houser added a career-high 12 points and four rebounds, while Kara Lee had eight points.