Angela Harris vs. UTA

Kansas State guard Angela Harris loses the ball against UT Arlington in a 57-53 loss Sunday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum.

The Kansas State Women's basketball team suffered its second consecutive loss of the season in a 72-68 game against Memphis is the program's fourth Junkanoo Jam Friday afternoon.

The Wildcats (3-2) held a nine-point lead in the third quarter after a great start to open the half. Four points from Ayoka Lee and a 3-pointer from Rachel Ranke propelled the Wildcats from a 34-32 to a 41-31 lead. 

Lee and Jasauen Beard scored layups after that run, but Memphis (4-3) dominated the rest of the quarter to make it a four-point game.

The Tigers didn't stop there, breaking out to a 15-0 tear to take a 56-45 lead. Angela Harris limited the damage with a layup to make the deficit single digits entering the fourth quarter.

Memphis' lead was as big as 13 with 6:32 in the game before Kansas State began clawing back. The Wildcats went on a 12-2 run in the quarter, starting on a layup by Harris. Kansas State chipped Memphis' lead to three points with two minutes remaining.

Peyton Williams came up with an offensive rebound on her own missed free-throw to close the gap even more, but the Wildcats couldn't score on the extra possession. 

The Wildcats came within two points after Chrissy Carr finished in the paint with 1:38 to go. That was the closest the Wildcats got. 

Kansas State shot 40.8% from the floor, but struggled from deep (5-of-23 on 3-pointers). The Wildcats scratched themselves at the charity stripe, too, going 5-of-15 at the free throw line. 

Lee led the Wildcats in scoring with 14 points, and the team had four total players reach double figures. Memphis' Jamirah Shutes was dominant in a 27-point performance. 

The Wildcats are now 3-4 all-time at the Junkanoo Jam. Kansas State finishes it's tournament on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against either LSU or No. 15 Michigan State.

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