Kansas State’s women’s basketball team jumped out to a big early lead and made it hold up in a 73-60 victory over Kansas on Wednesday in Manhattan, Kan.
No. 25 K-State led 22-9 after the first quarter. After KU closed to within 33-26 at halftime, the Wildcats outscored the Jayhawks 24-10 in the third quarter.
Breanna Lewis had 15 points and 10 rebounds for K-State (13-4, 3-2 in Big 12). Pleasant Hill’s Kindred Wesemann added 12 points for the Wildcats, and Karyla Middlebrook scored 11 points.
Jessica Washington scored 31 points for KU (6-10, 0-5). Washington made seven of 10 three-pointers. Kylee Kopatich added 11 points for the Jayhawks.
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Kansas State made 42.6 percent of its shots in the game, and Kansas hit 37.5 percent from the field. The Wildcats outscored the Jayhawks 38-20 in the paint.