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K-State women upend (12) West Virginia 86-71

And Jeff Mittie snags a recruit... for 2018.

Shaelyn Martin surpassed the 250 career assists mark last night.
Shaelyn Martin surpassed the 250 career assists mark last night.
Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Major hatred and anger loom over Manhattan, but that’s not important until tomorrow. Today, dear readers, it’s time to cheer... as a statement was made last night.

Women’s Basketball

K-State (11-3, 1-1) rebounded from last week’s unseemly results to pound the 12th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers 86-71 last night at Bramlage. The loss was the first of the year for West Virginia (13-1, 1-1).

Bre Lewis, as usual, led the charge with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Kindred Wesemann tacked on 16. Shaelyn Martin scored 10 and had 8 assists, giving her 256 for her career, and Kaylee Page also had 10 points. Eternati Willock nearly made it five players in double figures, adding nine points off the bench. The Wildcats had an astonishing 54-22 edge in the paint, and the K-State bench outscored the Mountaineer bench 28-0.

Recaps from Ken Corbitt at the Capital-Journal and and uncredited stringer at the Dominion Post in Morgantown.

Not only that, but Jeff Mittie hauled in a recruit on Sunday. KAAL, channel 6 in Rochester, Minn., announced that Ayoka Lee, a 6-5 post from Byron High School has committed to Kansas State. Lee, ranked as the 29th-best post player in the class of 2018, was invited to USA Basketball’s under-16 trials in 2015. She visited Manhattan back in October

Can this guy recruit, or what?


At the C-J, Kevin Haskin reminisces about 2016. Not just K-State, but around the area.

And K-State has received a nearly million-dollar grant to work on using drones to map crops for wheat breeding studies. That’s kinda cool. Even cooler, for those of you who like to keep score of such things for AAU purposes, it’s a competitive grant.