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K-State dismisses Maary Lakes from women’s basketball team following second arrest

The Kansas State women’s basketball team has dismissed sophomore center Maary Lakes.

Her removal from the roster comes hours after she was arrested by university police early Monday morning for suspicion of domestic battery/reckless bodily harm and criminal damage to property less than $1,000. It was her second arrest in the past seven months.

Police arrested Lakes at 12:33 a.m. at Jardine Terrace Apartments on the 1900 block of Kerr Dr. She was released after posting a $750 bond. She was arrested on similar grounds in July. But those charges were later dropped.

“This is a very disappointing outcome as Maary was a student-athlete with so much potential,” K-State women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie said in a statement. “But, we have certain standards and expectations that all of our student-athletes must meet and when those standards are not met, there are consequences. Maary was someone we thought deserved a second chance, but unfortunately, it is time for us to both move on, and we wish her nothing but the best.”

Lakes played in 13 of the Wildcats’ games this season. She was averaging 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds.

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Kellis Robinett covers Kansas State athletics for The Wichita Eagle and The Kansas City Star. A winner of more than a dozen national writing awards, he lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.