Peyton Williams carried the K-State squad until her teammates eventually warmed to the occasion and joined in to upset 12/11th-ranked West Virginia, 60-52, in Morgantown Wednesday night. The 6’3 sophomore from Topeka tied a school record by scoring 11 of her team’s 14 points in the first quarter. She finished with 22 points, on 9-for-16 shooting, and snared 10 rebounds in the contest.
K-State trailed until early in the fourth quarter, when a Kayla Goth free throw put them ahead 45-44. The Wildcats would go on to outscore the Mountaineers 18-8 in the final frame to pull away at the end.
Goth had 13 points and nine rebounds. Senior forward Kaylee Page added 12 points and five rebounds, while freshman Rachel Ranke came off the bench to score 11 points and grab three steals.
Teana Muldrow was the only West Virginia player to reach double figures, with 25.
We talk quite a bit about how difficult the Big 12 is on the men’s side. Check this out: the K-State women have opened conference play against No. 6 Baylor, No. 20 Oklahoma State, and No. 12 West Virginia. Up next? Only No. 8 Texas. Taking any of those teams down is an accomplishment. Doing it on the road: Extra impressive.