Mansfield Lead ISU Women Over Missouri
February 9th, 2012 by Jim Field
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Lauren Mansfield hit on 5-of-8 3-point attempts and finished with a season-high 21 points to lead Iowa State (14-8 overall, 5-6 Big 12) to its fifth win in six, 65-52, over Missouri (10-12 overall, 0-11 Big 12) at Mizzou Arena.
Mansfield’s trio of second-half threes kept Missouri at bay, as the Tigers could not get closer than 12 points in the second half after trailing by 17, 39-22, at the half. Mansfield added a career-high eight rebounds for the Cyclones.
Chelsea Poppens had 11 points and 10 rebounds, her league-leading 11th double-double this season. Chassidy Cole had two points and a career-high 11 rebounds for Iowa State.
The Cyclones went inside during the first portion of the first half. Three straight successful jumpers by Anna Prins and two buckets by Poppens were part of a 16-2 run that put the Cyclones up 21-7 with 8:06 left in the half. The Cyclones poured in four more 3-pointers, the last from the corner by Kelsey Harris with 58 seconds left in the half, as Iowa State led by as much as 19 in the first half.
While making 6-of-10 3-point attempts in the first half, Iowa State was holding Missouri to 25 percent shooting from the floor. Kyley Simmons and BreAnna Brock had 14 points each to lead the Tigers.
Iowa State plays at Texas Tech at 1:30 p.m. CST Sunday on ESPN2.