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Slate: Wildcat Women Crush Chicago State

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Also, K-State gets a donation, and researchers publish study results

NCAA Womens Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-Baylor vs Kansas State
Kayla Goth may not have to play so much point guard, with Karyla Middlebrook healthy again.
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Thank goodness for the women’s basketball team, who gave us some real athletic action to discuss. But other good things are happening at K-State. With a dearth of sports happenings to report, we’ll delve into those achievements, too.

Women’s Basketball

The K-State women administered Chicago State’s 49th consecutive defeat Monday night, and did so in convincing fashion, 99-51. The game was never in doubt, and the highlight of the evening might have been the first appearance this season of Karyla Middlebrook, who had been recovering from an injury. (Shane Jackson, the Mercury).

Freshman Rachel Ranke led the team in scoring with 24 points, including 7-of-15 shooting from three-point range. Peyton Williams (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Kayla Goth (19 points, 11 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals) each posted double-doubles. For one night, at least, Williams may have dethroned teammate Shaelyn Martin for the title of “Rebound Warrior.”

K-State shot 49.3% from the field, out-rebounded the Chicago State 49-26, and collected ten steals on the evening.

Football

Terrance Newman, a 15-year veteran in the NFL, continues to make plays and defy the rigors of age. Sunday he picked off his 42nd interception, making him second among active players, one behind Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall.

Miscellaneous

Carl and Mary Ice have continued their generous philanthropy to K-State, establishing 30 new scholarships to benefit students pursuing degrees in the colleges of human ecology and engineering.

A team of researchers in K-State’s Division of Biology are studying the effect of as many as two million small dams along U.S. waterways on the Kansas acquatic system, applying the analogy of “The Blind Men and the Elephant” to report their findings in the journal Ecosphere.

Another team of scientists and modelers with Kansas State’s Institute of Computational Medicine and the Nanotechonology Innovation Center of Kansas State recently published an article concerning their study of nanoparticles coated with organic molecules to deliver drugs to targeted tissues. The technology shows promise in treatment of inflammatory conditions and cancer. (Bonus: The article contains a dozen words that would be worth about a hundred Scrabble points.)

One more slow day before early signing and men’s hoops against Washington State. Happy Tuesday, Wildcats.