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    Twister Sister Summary - ISU prevails over NU 69-61

    This will be a quick post summarizing today’s game against the Cornhuskers. Fortunately, our last meeting with them is another victory but one laden with nail biting and angst.

    The first half started off about as well as one could hope with one exception. Zimm was again in street clothes. Rumor has it that she has a bug and hopefully is on the downhill side of it. If she can score we need the help as our inside game again struggled. But I digress…

    The first half started off with the two teams trading baskets back and forth and ending up tied 8-8 before ISU would go on a brief run to go up by double digits before the huskers would scratch back to forge a halftime tie at 38 apiece. The first half was a three point shooting clinic as both sides were bombing from long range. Iowa State would make 8 to NU’s 7. That is a whole game’s worth right there. Even more impressive is that Loz and Jess were contributing from downtown. Perhaps Jess is starting to find some confidence out there. Throughout the game all of the guards would contribute and make themselves a threat as Cole, Loz, Jess, Harris, and Bolt all hit from long range. Uncharacteristically, Prins would go 0-2 on the day.

    Fortunately, NU’s shooting would slow down markedly in the second half as they only hit 2-12. ISU wasn’t exactly shooting lights out, going 5-13, but every one seemed to come at a critical juncture in the game. Some heading off Nebraska pushes or short leads. The big piece was free throws. While we missed 5 in the last half, we made enough to seal the win and move on to play again tomorrow in another rematch with KSU.

    Bolt was back on fire today hitting for 15 points, but it was Loz that was shooting like her life depended on it. She put up 18 shots on the day and tallied 23 points. Where has this been all season? Others contributed well as Jess continues to earn her starting position with several early key baskets and a total of 8 points and 4 boards. Pop had a nice game with 10 points and 11 boards including another patented strong rebound that resulted in a technical foul when her elbow bounced off a NU player’s nose.. Not pretty shooting but man she gets the job done. Prins on the other hand really struggled going 1-10 from the field and getting into foul trouble that forced her to sit almost half of the game.

    It was a struggle and obviously NU shot the lights out in the first half, but a win is a win. One point or 20, we get to move on. The next game is going to require better front to back defense and continued scoring from our ladies. The bigs just need to find the hoop more and hopefully Zimm will be back to add another threat there.

    See you all tomorrow at 1:30.



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    Re: Twister Sister Summary - ISU prevails over NU 69-61

    good summary, thanks


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    Re: Twister Sister Summary - ISU prevails over NU 69-61

    Thanks for the summary. I'd like to hear Yori's summary. It must be devastating to go from first in the league to last in one year but since it is Nebraska and they opted out to go to greener pastures and easier games, I'm glad.


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    Re: Twister Sister Summary - ISU prevails over NU 69-61

    Quote Originally Posted by IsUaClone2 View Post
    Thanks for the summary. I'd like to hear Yori's summary.
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    Re: Twister Sister Summary - ISU prevails over NU 69-61

    Quote Originally Posted by IsUaClone2 View Post
    Thanks for the summary. I'd like to hear Yori's summary. It must be devastating to go from first in the league to last in one year but since it is Nebraska and they opted out to go to greener pastures and easier games, I'm glad.
    That is the difference in ISU and NU. Two years ago ISU was the team that had injured players coming back and was senior laden. Ross obviously never came all the way back to prime form but Weiben did. We performed exactly like everyone thought we would that year and went to the Elite Eight. The next year, ISU kept right on going and even after losing all those seniors the team returned to the Sweet Sixteen once again. NU was the mirror of ISU from two years ago last year. Senior laden with returning injured stars. The drop off to this year shows the huge difference in programs. We ARE LUCKY to have Bill Fennelly as our coach.



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    Re: Twister Sister Summary - ISU prevails over NU 69-61

    Found it. Thanks.

    Yori always says good things about Iowa State and actually seemed a little depressed about having to leave the Big 12. I think she may have easier pickings next year. I hope they do well which should demonstrate the relative strength difference between the Big 12 and the Big 10.


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