No. 19 Wildcats Defeat Pepperdine, 85-83

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Kendra Wecker had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 19 Kansas State to an 85-53 victory over Pepperdine on Sunday.

Brie Madden scored a career-high 18 points and Megan Mahoney added 15 for the Wildcats (2-0), who had five players score in double figures.

Wecker, a preseason All-American, had her 37th career double-double, moving her within two of Kansas State record-holder Nicole Ohlde. The Wildcats have won 34 consecutive regular-season home games.

Jennifer Lacy scored 13 for Pepperdine, which has lost its first two games by an average of 26 points. The Waves finished second in the West Coast Conference a year ago and have made the postseason in four of the last five seasons.

Madden, whose previous career high was 14, scored 15 in the first half to help the Wildcats build an early 29-10 lead.

Leading 46-25 at the break, Kansas State opened the second half with a 23-5 run to put the game away.

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