Three-Point Buckets Sink Bluder's Squad

Nov. 30, 2006

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IOWA CITY — The Iowa State Cyclones shot 55 percent from behind the three-point line during the second half of their game with the Iowa Hawkeyes Thursday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, sinking six of 11 attempts from behind the arc. The six extra points awarded for the long distance field goal was the difference in ISU’s 80-74 victory.

Both teams offered a balanced scoring attack. Iowa was led in scoring by Abby Emmert’s 17 points. Stacy Schlapkohl and Kristi Smith each had 15 while Megan Skouby pitched in 12 and Jenee Graham 10. Graham led all players with 10 rebounds.

Iowa State was led by Lyndsey Medders 21 points. Megan Ronhovde added 19 for the Cyclones.

Iowa raced to an 11-0 lead in the game’s opening minutes, but Iowa State chiseled that margin to just three at 38-35 by intermission. The teams traded leads and played to five different ties in the second half before Iowa State ran off six unanswered points, claiming a 63-57 lead when Medders dropped a layup with 7:04 left to play.

Iowa pulled to within one at 71-70 when Smith dropped a layup with just more than two minutes to play, but that’s where the Hawkeyes’ rally stalled.

Statistically, the game was a draw. Iowa State held a claimed a slight advantage on the boards and in total field goals made. The difference was a 10-7 victory in the battle from long range.

The loss cut Iowa’s lead in the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series to 5-4. Iowa returns to action Sunday at noon when they entertain Samford in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Action in the Cy-Hawk Series resumes at 4 p.m. Sunday when Iowa entertains Iowa State on th wrestling mat.