(Courtesy K-State Sports Information)
Senior Jordan Henriquez scored 13 points on 5-of-5 field goals, including a rare 3-pointer, as Kansas State posted a 59-46 win over Pinda, a Brazillian lower division club on Sunday morning.
The win was the second in less than 24 hours for K-State after knocking off pro club Mogi Das Cruzes Club, 79-72, on Saturday night.
K-State shot 47.6 percent (20-of-42) from the field, including 25 percent (4-of-16) from 3-point range. The Wildcats were solid from the free throw line, knocking down 9-of-10 attempts.
Henriquez was the only player in double figures as all 14 players on the roster saw significant action, including both freshmen and walk-ons. Senior Rodney McGruder added nine points, four rebounds, one steal and one block, while sophomores Adrian Diaz and Nino Williams each posted eight points. Orris was solid with four points, two assists and two steals and Johnson had two points, four rebounds, one steal and one block. Rodriguez, who had paced the team in the first two games, collected just three points in reduced minutes, but did add a team-tying three steals, two assists and two rebounds. Sophomore Thomas Gipson led the way with six rebounds.
K-State will play its first game in Rio de Janeiro and the fourth of its 10-day trip to Brazil on Monday against Tijuca Club at 4 p.m. CT. For updates on the team’s trip to Brazil, follow kstatesports and kstate_gameday on Twitter.