ISU Women Win in Lubbock


January 6th, 2013 by Chris Parks


LUBBOCK, Texas – Iowa State was hot early and hustled late to earn a 58-54 Big 12 road win at Texas Tech Saturday in United Spirit Arena. Some of the credit must go to Iowa State (11-1 overall, 2-0 Big 12) head coach Bill Fennelly, who saved his timeouts in the first half for key situations late, despite a couple of Lady Raider runs. Consequently, he saw his team tally its third-ever win at Texas Tech (11-3 overall, 1-1 Big 12). The Cyclones are 2-0 in the Big 12 Conference for the first time since the 2004-05 season.

Hallie Christofferson was 5-of-5 from the floor, making both of her three-point attempts to pace Iowa State with 13 points. Chelsea Poppens scored the last two of her eight points in the final two seconds of the game to ice the Cyclone victory. She made a game-high 15 rebounds in a contest in which no other player on either team earned double figures on the boards. It was her 36th career game with more than 10 rebounds. Iowa State outscored Texas Tech 16-3 off the bench.

Iowa State plays at Baylor Wednesday at 7 p.m. CST in Waco, Texas.