Cyclones Fall To Lady Bears 70-54 On Senior Night
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (20-9, 9-9 Big 12) lost by a score of 70-54 to No. 9 Baylor (26-4, 16-2 Big 12) Tuesday evening. The loss is Iowa State’s first on senior night since 2001-02 (Baylor).
How It Happened
The Cyclones started off slow offensively, shooting just 2-13 to start the game, and were pitted in an early 11-1 hole. Things started heating up after a three-pointer from Brynn Williamson, and Iowa State spread the ball around in the first. Williamson led the team with six points in the first stanza, with Nikki Moody, Seanna Johnson and Hallie Christofferson each tacking on five of their own. The Cyclones were able to narrow the margin to seven on a 5-0 run from Christofferson and maintained that margin heading into the intermission.
Iowa State came out firing in the second, trading baskets with the Lady Bears in a stretch that was highlighted by two three-pointers from Moody in the first four minutes of the half. The squad narrowed the deficit to five, but was unable to come any closer. The Cyclones struggled to protect the ball, turning it over 14 times in the game.
Moody and Christofferson were the only Cyclones to score in double figures, with 17 and 14, respectively. Iowa State couldn’t find an answer for Baylor freshman Nina Davis, who scored 26 points on the evening to lead all scorers.
Cyclone Game Ball Goes To…
Nikki Moody. Moody led the Cyclones in scoring with 17 points, while dishing 5 assists and grabbing 5 rebounds. Tonight was Moody’s sixth game this season with 10+ points, 5+ assists and 5+ rebounds.
*Iowa State has hit a three-pointer in 610 consecutive games, a streak that started in 1995. The Cyclones have hit 4,752 three-pointers over that span.
*Seanna Johnson notched her ninth game with 10+ rebounds, grabbing 11 boards.
*Johnson has grabbed 235 rebounds this season, which is third all-time on ISU's freshman chart, passing Angie Welle (224).
*Nikki Moody scored 17 points for her 17th game in double figures this season.
*Moody dished 5 assists tonight, marking her 19th game this season with 5+ dimes.
*Hallie Christofferson scored in double figures (14) for the 27th time this season.
Iowa State heads to Oklahoma City, Okla. to compete in the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship. The tournament starts Friday, Mar. 7, and runs through Monday, Mar. 10. All games will be played at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Cyclones earned the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4 Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Fan Tweet of the Game
Watching the @CycloneWBB game in class via Cyclones.TV because BEAT BAYLOR!— Alyssa Domagalski (@alyssa_mare) March 5, 2014