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(13/16) K-State Women Roll Past Missouri in Bill Snyder Basketball Classic

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ST. JOSEPH, Missouri (KStateSports.com) (13/16) K-State powered past Missouri with a record-setting third quarter, as the Wildcats registered an 84-56 win in the inaugural Bill Snyder Basketball Classic at Civic Arena on Saturday night.

BOX SCORE

K-State improved its record to 9-1 for the second straight season and the fifth time under the direction of head coach Jeff Mittie.

The Wildcats saw four in double figures, led by senior center Ayoka Lee with a game-high 28 points on 12-of-15 shooting and nine rebounds. This was Lee’s 10th game this season in double figures.

Junior guard Brylee Glenn added 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, two rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Playing in front of numerous family and friends near her hometown of Maryville, Missouri, junior guard Serena Sundell tallied 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting, eight assists, two rebounds and two steals.

Senior Gabby Gregory chipped in with 10 points, eight rebounds and two assists.

HOW IT HAPPENED
– K-State would lead by seven, 32-25, at halftime, as Lee registered 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting, six rebounds, a block and a steal in the opening half.
– For the second straight game, K-State reached the 30-point mark in the third quarter, outscoring the Tigers 36-12. The 36 points tied the school record for points in any quarter and set the school mark for points in a third quarter. The Wildcats shot 71.4 percent (15-of-21) from the field and besting its first half point total (32).
– The Wildcats raced past Missouri (7-4) to open the third quarter with a 23-6 run in the first five and a half minutes of the stanza. All five of K-State’s starters scored during the run to hold a 55-31 lead with 4:24 remaining.
– K-State would outscore the Tigers 13-6 in the final four minutes of the quarter, as Sundell hit a baseline jumper as the third quarter expired to construct a 68-37 lead.
– The Wildcats outscored the Tigers over the second and third quarters, 55-22.
– For the night, K-State shot 48.6 percent (35-of-72) from the field. The Wildcat defense held the Tigers to a 29.0 percent (18-of-62) effort from the floor including a 23.1 percent (6-of-26) performance from 3-point range.

QUICK FACTS
– K-State leads the series with Missouri, 46-39. The Wildcats are 72-68 against current members of the SEC.
– The Wildcats are now 19-6 (.760) against Missouri when the Wildcats are ranked entering the game including wins in 15 of the last 16 such meetings.
– K-State head coach Jeff Mittie owns a career record of 627-363 (.633) and is 173-128 (.575) during his 10-seasons at K-State.
– K-State owns a record of 231-88 (.724) as an AP ranked team. K-State is 15-3 (.833) all-time when ranked 13th in the nation.

TEAM NOTES
– K-State’s starting five consisted of guards: Jaelyn GlennSerena SundellBrylee GlennGabby Gregory and center Ayoka Lee. This was the 10th time this starting five has been used this season. This was the 97th career start for Lee, the 88th collegiate career start and the 42nd start at K-State for Gregory, the 79th career start for Sundell, the 75th career start for Jaelyn Glenn and the 69th career start for Brylee Glenn.
– The Wildcats held a 32-25 lead at halftime on Saturday. Under head coach Jeff Mittie, K-State is 137-17 (.890) when leading at halftime, including an 8-0 record this season.
– K-State shot 50.0 percent or better in one quarter on Saturday night. For the season, K-State owns 15 quarters with a field goal percentage of 50.0 percent or better.
– K-State had four players in double figures on Saturday, the seventh time this season (6-1) the Wildcats have had three or more players reach double figures in the same game.
– K-State registered 48 rebounds on Saturday. This is the ninth time K-State has outrebounded its opponent this season (8-1).
– For the third straight game, K-State registered 20 or more second chance points as the Wildcats held a 21-13 advantage.
– The Wildcats dished out 25 assists on Saturday. When K-State hands out 20 or more assists over the last 16 seasons, the Wildcats are 85-7 (.924).

PLAYER NOTES
– Lee recorded her 89th career game with 10 or more points. Lee has scored in every game of her career (97 games).
– Lee hauled in nine rebounds on Wednesday. This was her 89th career game with five or more rebounds and her ninth this season.
– With her block on Saturday, Lee improved her career total to 254 and ranks third in program history. Lee needs four blocked shots to pass Marlies Gipson (2005-09; 257) for second in school history.
– With her 12 points on Saturday, Brylee Glenn carded her third game this season and the 30th of her career in double figures.
– Taryn Sides handed out six assists on Saturday. This was her fourth game this season with five or more assists.
– Gregory tallied her 73rd career game with 10 or more points.
– With her two connections from long range, Gregory notched her 60th career game with two or more 3-pointers in a game.
– With her 11 points on Saturday, Sundell improved her career total to 952 points. This was Sundell’s 50th career game with 10 or more points and her fifth this season.
– Sundell handed out eight assists on Saturday. This was Sundell’s 48th career game with five or more assists.
– Gisela Sanchez hauled in nine rebounds, marking her eighth career game and her seventh this season with five or more rebounds.

UP NEXT
K-State begins a three-game home stand on Saturday, December 16, as the Wildcats host North Florida at 4 p.m. For tickets, call (800) 221-CATS or visit kstatesports.com/tickets.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast on Big 12 Now on ESPN+  and can be heard on the K-State Sports Network, online at kstatesports.com and on the K-State Sports app.

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