Wildcats Bucks Broncos - 100-71

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Kimberly Dietz poured in 23 points and Twiggy McIntyre added 17 as Kansas State rode roughshod over Santa Clara 100-71 Saturday night at the Leavey Center.

Claire Coggins pitch in with 13 points and all 11 Wildcats scored for Kansas State (2-0).

Santa Clara (0-3) got 15 points from Tracey Walker and another 13 from Kayla Huss, but it wasn't nearly enough to keep pace with the hot-shooting Wildcats as K-State dropped 15 treys and reached the century mark for the 23rd time in program history.

Solid shooting in the early going kept the game close as the two teams shared three ties and three lead changes during the first 15 minutes.

But McIntyre connected on three of her career-high five 3-pointers over the last five minutes of the half and Kansas State closed the opening period with an 11-5 run to take a 45-36 lead into intermission.

Dietz helped Kansas State get off to a good start after the break, scoring 10 straight Wildcat points during a 10-4 spurt to open the second half that pushed K-State's lead to 55-40.

A lay-up by Walker with just over 12 minutes to play pulled the Broncos with in 12 points, but that's as close as Santa Clara would get as the Wildcats used a 13-3 run over the next five minutes to take a 22 point lead to put the game out of reach.

Marlies Gipson led Kansas State on the glass with 16 rebounds as the Wildcats limited second-chance opportunities all game long and finished with a 43-29 edge on the boards.
WILDCAT NOTEABLES

- Kansas State has now hit the 100-point mark 23 times in program history.

- Today's game marked the second time in two games this season that all 11 Wildcats have scored in a game.

- Kimberly Dietz's 23 points were a career and season high.

- Twiggy McIntyre connected on a career-best five 3-pointers and ended the game with 17 points.

- K-State's 15 three-pointers tied a school record for most three-pointers made in a single game. The last time the Wildcats connected on 15 treys was against Iowa on Jan. 5, 2003.


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