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K-State women edge Horned Frogs

By The Mercury

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kansas State ended a three-game losing streak on Saturday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum with a 57-54 win over TCU.

The Wildcats won the season series with the Horned Frogs.

K-State (11-7, 2-4 Big 12) was led by senior Brittany Chambers with 24 points. With her point total on Saturday night, Chambers moved into fifth on the K-State career scoring list with 1,721 career points. This was Chambers’ 17th game in double figures, including her ninth game with 20 or more points. Chambers also pulled in eight rebounds and dished out five assists.

Also in double figures for K-State on Saturday was senior Mariah White. The product of Midwest City, Okla., notched a personal season-high 11 points. She also added six rebounds, five assists and two steals.

The Wildcats were 10 of 36 from behind the arc. For the week, K-State was 23 of 80 from behind the 3-point line and set the school record for 3-pointers attempted in a game on Wednesday night against Baylor with 44. The 36 3-point attempts on Saturday set the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum record for an opponent.

TCU (7-10, 0-6) was led by Zahna Medley and Kamy Cole with 21 and 12 points, respectively. Latricia Lovings had a game-high 13 rebounds.

K-State jumped out to a quick 14-6 lead, as Chambers connected on three 3-pointers, while Ashia Woods added a fourth. TCU narrowed the K-State lead to four, 16-12, with 10:34 on a Kamy Cole jumper.

The Wildcats built a 10-point lead at 22-12 with a 6-0 run midway through the opening half. Chantay Caron carded four points during the run, while Haley Texada added an offensive rebound and putback with 8:52 remaining.

The Horned Frogs closed out the first half on a 9-2 run to close K-State’s lead at the half to 29-27. TCU’s run was dominated by Medley, as she tallied three 3-pointers to end the half.

K-State used a 10-2 run to begin the second half to rebuild its lead to 10 at 39-29 with 15:53 to play. TCU answered the run with a 9-0 rally of its own to narrow the K-State advantage to one at 39-38 with 12:53 to play.

Chambers ended the Horned Frogs’ run with a 3 and jump started a 9-2 run for the Wildcats. K-State also received triples from Ashlynn Knoll and Haley Texada to boost the lead to 48-40 with 7:42 to play.

TCU clawed back into the game with nine straight points to take its first lead of the game at 49-48 with 4:46 to play in the second half. Medley was big during the rally with five points.

K-State reclaimed the lead, as Chambers was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 2:03 to play and cashed in all three free throws to push K-State into a 52-49 lead. Chambers then drove the lane and dished to Ashia Woods for a layup to increase the lead to 54-51.

The Horned Frogs cut the lead to two at 55-53 after a pair of Cole free throws. Chambers answered with two free throws of her own for a 57-53 lead. A desperation 3 from Medley fell just short to tie the game.

K-State returns to Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday to face Oklahoma State at 7 p.m.

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