Chambers, Craig lead K-State to win


Chambers, Craig lead K-State to win

Chambers, Craig lead K-State to win

By K-State Sports Information

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — In a rematch of the 2011 BTI Invitational final, Kansas State faced UNLV on Friday at the World Vision Classic. The Wildcats avenged last season's loss to the Runnin' Rebels with an 80-54 win to close out its week at the Cox Pavilion. With the win, K-State ended a three-game losing streak.

K-State (8-3) was led by senior and All-America candidate Brittany Chambers with 28 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. Chambers, still playing with a high ankle sprain she suffered on Dec. 16 against UTEP, carded her 10th career double-double and third this season by halftime, as she had 11 points and 11 rebounds at the break.

She has scored 20 or more points in five games this season and K-State has now won 18 straight games when Chambers scores 20 or more points in a game. Chambers also added 5 assists and four steals to her final stat line.

Joining Chambers in double figures was freshman Bri Craig. Craig tallied a career-high 15 points and reached double figures for the fourth time in the last five games.

Chambers jump started the run with consecutive three-point field goals, followed by four points from Caron. Ashlynn Knoll helped cap the run with four points, two on a turnaround jumper and another two on a coast to coast steal and layup with 6:15 to play. The Wildcats carded 11 fast break points in the opening stanza and 19 for the game.

Chambers and Craig carded the first 12 points of the second for the Wildcats. Chambers opened the half with back-to-back jumpers, while Craig drained eight straight points, including consecutive three-point field goals to boost K-State's lead to 45-22 with 15:04 to play.

The Wildcats built a 26-point advantage, as Mariah White and Haley Texada each carded consecutive corner three-point field goals to raise K-State's lead to 65-39, with under five minutes to play.

Kansas State will have a brief break for the holidays, before returning to action on Dec. 29 at UC Santa Barbara at 4 p.m.

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