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Slate: Wildcat Women Pick Up Big Road Victory

The men’s game happened too, but...yeah.

Baylor v Kansas State
You set records, you get front billing. Thems the rules.
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Last night the Kansas State Wildcats picked up a big victory. No, not the men who were busy falling to last place in the league with a bad game against the now-second-worst team in the conference (special props to Drew for recapping that garbage). The Wildcat women were on the road in Morgantown last night, and used a 24-5 run in the fourth quarter to erase an 18-point deficit an pick up a 56-55 victory. There were several major achievements during the game, so we’ll bullet-point them for you to keep things clean and easy:

  • Peyton Williams picked up her 900th rebound during the game, one of just five Wildcats to break the 900-rebound mark.
  • Ayoka Lee took over the K-State freshman record for double-doubles, displacing Kendra Wecker, with a 15-point, 16 rebound effort for her 13th of the season.
  • The 13 double-doubles also tie Lee for fifth overall in K-State history for a single season. One more ties her at 4th with Peyton William’s mark from last season.
  • Lee also recorded six blocks on the night, giving her 67 for the season and passing the freshman mark of 62 set by Marlies Gipson. The 67 blocks also puts Lee at 6th all-time for a season and is just two blocks shy of tying Nichole Ohlde for 5th.
  • There are still seven regular season games remaining for Lee to continue to roll up the all-time lists. Lee needs just four more double-doubles to join Kendra Wecker’s 04-05 season for #1 in school history, and needs to average just over 4 blocks-per-game (just regular season) to reach Breanna Lewis’s incredible mark of 97 blocks from the 14-15 season. Doable.

The men’s game was so terrible that recaps from around the K-State beat don’t even show up in the news feed, so I’m not going to bother to dig them up. But if you really need another one, you can read K-State’s official propaganda recap.

Today’s Sports Extra, written by departing staff writer Corbin McGuire, features track and field student-athlete Oscar Smith, a native of the Bahamas who signed with K-State before he ever visited the Little Apple. Talk about a leap of faith; but it seems to have worked out well for everyone involved.