GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

West Virginia 72, Kansas State 64


Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Esmery Martinez scored 23 points on 11-of-15 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds to help No. 20 West Virginia beat Kansas State 72-64.

Kysre Gondrezick added 14 points, Kirsten Deans and 13 points and nine assists, and Jasmine Carson scored 11 points for West Virginia (19-4, 13-4 Big 12).

Kansas State (8-16, 3-14) scored 10 consecutive points to take its first lead at 20-19 with 49 seconds left in the first quarter, but Martinez answered with a layup 30 seconds later and the Mountaineers led the rest of the way.

Ayoka Lee, a 6-foot-6 sophomore center, scored 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds for Kansas State. The rest of the Wildcats made just 14 of 45 (31%) from the field.

Kansas State, which is tied with Kansas at the bottom of the conference standings, closes its regular season Sunday at Oklahoma.

The Mountaineers play No. 6 and Big 12-leading Baylor on Monday with a chance to lock up the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament, which begins March 11 in Kansas City, Missouri.

March 3, 2021


West Virginia
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Martinez F 37 11-15 0-0 1-1 3-12 1 1 3 3 2 23
K. Niblack F 23 0-2 6-10 0-0 1-6 3 0 1 2 3 6
K. Gondrezick G 40 5-14 2-2 2-8 0-2 5 0 0 1 0 14
K. Deans G 38 5-12 0-2 3-5 0-4 9 0 1 5 4 13
J. Hemingway G 22 1-3 0-0 1-1 2-4 2 0 1 1 1 3
J. Carson 28 4-5 0-0 3-4 1-2 0 0 2 1 1 11
B. Ejiofor 12 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 3 0 4 2
Totals   200 27-54
(.500)
8-14
(.571)
10-19
(.526)
8-34 20 1 11 13 15 72


Kansas State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Lee C 38 11-18 4-6 0-0 9-14 3 1 0 2 4 26
E. Ebert G 36 2-6 0-0 0-0 0-2 7 1 0 1 0 4
C. Carr G 34 5-20 3-4 2-8 1-5 1 0 1 3 0 15
R. Ranke G 30 3-9 0-0 3-8 0-2 4 0 2 4 1 9
C. Goodrich G 13 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 2 0 0
S. Goodson 32 3-6 0-0 1-4 2-4 3 0 2 2 1 7
L. Macke 14 1-3 0-0 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 3
T. Lauterbach 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 1 0
J. Moore 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Ray 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 25-63
(.397)
7-10
(.700)
7-22
(.318)
13-35 20 2 6 14 8 64



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