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Romero earns first Big 12 honor

By The Mercury

Kansas State’s Leti Romero garnered the first Big 12 Freshman of the Week honor this season, following her debut in a Wildcat uniform over the weekend.

Romero is the first K-State recipient of this honor since the 2010 season and the 18th time a Wildcat has earned the distinction.

For the weekend, Romero averaged 20.5 points, shooting 77 from the field (13 of 17), including a perfect 3 of 3 from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free-throw line (12 of 16).

Romero is the first K-State freshman to record 40 or more points in her first two career games since Laurie Koehn tallied 43 points to open the 2001-02 season.

Romero a product of Las Palmas, Spain, helped K-State to a 2-0 start for the fourth straight season and the ninth time in the last 10 seasons. She nearly carded a triple-double in her first game, as she registered a team-high 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting, eight assists and seven rebounds in 27 minutes of action against K-State’s season-opening 85-53 win over Tennessee State.

Against Charlotte, Romero was nearly perfect on the day as she recorded her first career 20-point game with 25 points on 7-of-7 shooting from the field and 10 of 14 from the foul line. She also hauled in a team-high eight rebounds and dished out a team-best three assists.

K-State will now take to the road for the first time this season, as the Wildcats travel to El Paso, Texas. to face UTEP on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Wildcats will return to Bramlage on Nov. 20 to host Wichita State at 7 p.m.

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