Cowgirls Fall To Kansas State

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 5:05 pm
By: News On 6

The Associated Press

MANHATTAN, KS -- Ashley Sweat scored 31 points and Jalena Childs had 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead No. 20 Kansas State to a 79-71 win over Oklahoma State.

Childs' double-double Sunday was the first of her career with the Wildcats (20-3, 7-3 Big 12). Kelsey Nelson added 13 points.

Andrea Riley led Oklahoma State (14-9, 3-7) with 30 points.

Kansas State jumped out to a 17-12 lead in the opening period, but a basket from Oklahoma State's Shyvon Spears sparked an 8-2 run that put the Cowgirls ahead 20-19.

Oklahoma State extended its lead to four, but Kansas State closed out the half with a 7-2 run.

The Wildcats led 36-35 at halftime and extended their lead to 11 points after the break.

Riley's five straight points got the Cowgirls within six. But Sweat hit two free throws with 1:07 remaining to stop the comeback.