Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

K-State Women's Basketball Falls to 1-2 on Exhibition Tour

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

K-State Women's Basketball Falls to 1-2 on Exhibition Tour

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SAMORIN, Slovakia -- After a three-day stay in Switzerland, the Kansas State women's basketball team resumed its exhibition tour with an 84-76 loss to pro team BK Samorin on Thursday.

The Wildcats, 1-2 on the trip with one game remaining, led 26-14 after the first quarter but BK Samorin made six 3-point baskets in the second quarter and 13 in the game to come back for the victory.

"We hit some shots during that stretch and we were getting turnovers defensively and creating some offense," K-State coach Jeff Mittie said of the early lead. "I liked our energy early in this game."

K-State was down by one point at halftime and trailed 77-71 with 2:20 left in the game but BK Samorin held on for the win.

Senior Shaelyn Martin led the Wildcats with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Senior Kaylee Page had 14 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists while freshmen guards Cymone Goodrich and Rachel Ranke scored 13 and 12 points, respectively.

"When you look at us here in August in terms of our zone (defense), I think the hardest spot to play in that zone is that center position," Mittie said. …

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