Cats women struggle to road win

Laurie Koehn scored 22 points, including five 3-pointers in the second half, leading No. 8 Kansas State to a 59-56 victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday night.

Kansas State (20-3, 11-1 Big 12) trailed by 10 points at the start of the half. But Koehn scored 19 points and hit 5 of 6 shots from 3-point range to put the Wildcats in front for good. Kendra Wecker paced Kansas State early and finished with 17 points.

Texas A&M (8-16, 1-12) cut the lead to one point four times in the last six minutes, but couldn't tie it or pull ahead. Toccara Williams led the Aggies with 20 points and 11 assists, getting her 700th career assist with 2:49 remaining in the game.

Wecker scored the first 11 points for the Wildcats and was the only KSU player to score in the first 11 minutes.

Meanwhile, the Aggies used a 13-0 run midway through the opening half to build a 22-11 lead.

A&M led 32-22 at the half thanks to 12 first-half points by Charlette Castile and 11 Kansas State turnovers.

The Wildcats opened the second half with a 19-3 run led by four 3-pointers by Koehn. Koehn's second 3-pointer gave the Wildcats a 36-34 lead and they never trailed again. In the same stretch, A&M was 1-for-15 from the field.

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