K-State women knock off No. 15 Texas

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By ARNE GREEN

Salina Journal

MANHATTAN — The seniors got their due and Kansas State’s women got their groove back.

Not a bad night at Bramlage Coliseum.

K-State honored its four seniors before the game, but the bigger celebration came after the Wildcats turned in a big second half to dismantle No. 15-ranked Texas, 66-50, Wednesday night in their home finale.

“This, to me, was a game that was about our seniors,” K-State coach Deb Patterson said of Marlies Gipson, Shalee Lehning, Danielle Zanotti and Kelsey Nelson. “I thought they dominated what we brought to the floor.

“They played to their strengths, they brought every ounce of what they possess as players and it gave us just an unbelievable boost and a very good win at this point in the season.”

With the victory, the Wildcats improved to 22-6 overall, 9-6 in the Big 12 and broke a tie for fifth in the league with Texas (20-9, 8-7). It also was their most impressive performance in over a month, and the seniors led the way.

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