Notebook: Lady Raiders 51, Cyclones 41

Managing Editor
Posted Feb 12, 2012


Tech was able to overcome some injuries and hang on to beat the Cyclones for the first time this season. Here are some notes and bits of info from the game.

* Lady Raiders defeated the Cyclones 51-41 on Sunday inside the United Spirit Arena

 

* Attendance: 7,297

 

* The 800th win banner was unveiled at halftime recognizing the Lady Raiders 800th program which came on November 26 with a 76-43 win against Central Arkansas. Tech ranks 14th all-time with now 813 program wins, Tech is one of three Big 12 teams in the Top 17 in all-time wins, (Texas – 6th with 880, Kansas State 13th with 818)

 

* Marked the second straight win for the Lady Raiders when wearing the pink uniforms, defeated No.1 Baylor last season in Lubbock when wearing the special uniforms

* The 51 points marks the lowest point total for the Lady Raiders in a win this season, previous was 58 they scored against Oklahoma State

 

* Holding Iowa State to 41 points marks the lowest point total for an opponent in a game all season, the Cyclones scored 66 in their win against the Lady Raiders earlier this season

 

* With the win Tech improves to 17-7 overall and 5-7 in Big 12 play, with that as well Tech has won three of its last five games

 

* Iowa State falls to 14-9 and 5-7 in Big 12 play, and the loss snapped a three-game winning streak that included wins against Oklahoma State, Texas and Missouri

 

* Tech lost senior Kierra Mallard to a left knee injury in the game, she did not return to the game. Mallard finished the game 2-for-5 for four points and no rebounds

 

* Monique Smalls was also shaken up in the game, but returned and finished the game with X points

 

* The Lady Raiders were led by Chynna Brown, who finished the night going for 19 points and was the only Tech player to reach double-digits in scoring

 

* The 19 points by Brown are the most she has recorded in Big 12 play, and also marks her second straight game of reaching double digits (16 vs. Oklahoma State)

 

* Tech is now 2-4 in games where they are held to having one player score in double-digits

 

* The Cyclones on the other hand had three players in double-digits,  but it wasn’t enough as Chelsea Poppens went for 12 points on 4-for-7 shooting, but fouled out of the game with 2:10 left on the clock

 

* The other Cyclones that reached double-digits were Nikki Moody and Kelsey Harris who both scored 11 points on the afternoon

 

* Tech committed just seven turnovers, which is a season-low and the fewest committed since turning the ball over eight times against Missouri on February 5

 

* The Lady Raiders also outrebounded the Cyclones 41-40, and Tech was better in the second chance point category outscoring Iowa State 12-4

 

* Iowa State is back in action on Wednesday when they take on Kansas at 7 p.m. at home, while the Lady Raiders will get back to the hardwood on Wednesday on the road taking on Texas at 7 p.m.



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