By Chris Moore The Iowa State women’s basketball team played in Chicago and won the Doubletree White Invitational championship with a 68-50 victory over the College of Charleston on Saturday.
The weekend was full of growing pains for the young Cyclones but in the end, the team found a way to win.
Allison Lacey and Kelsey Bolte were both named to the All-Tournament team.
Here are some notes on the weekend that was for the Iowa State women’s basketball team.
– Allison Lacey led the team with 25 points, five assists and five rebounds in the win over College of Charleston. Of those 25 points, 15 of them came from behind the arc. Lacey finished the tournament averaging 18 points and seven assists in the two games. You can tell that when Iowa State needs something to happen, they lean on Lacey. She’s proven to us time and time again that she is prepared to deliver.
– Kelsey Bolte scored all of her points from long range in the tournament. Bolte had nine points and eight rebounds against Charleston. In the tournament, Bolte was 8-of-12 from l3-point range and she also pulled in 14 rebounds.
– Whitney Williams scored seven points and recorded three assists against the College of Charleston. She didn’t have an outstanding tournament but Williams also didn’t make many mistakes. In the tournament, Williams averaged 10 points, two assists, and only one turnover per game.
– Anna Prins had 11 points, three rebounds, and five turnovers against the College of Charleston, in just 20 minutes of action. Ideally, this team would like to see her rebound number go up and the turnover number go down. Prins still played a solid tournament all around. She averaged 13 points and six rebounds a game. On a side note Prins was 5-of-5 from the free throw line. Hopefully she can become more physical down low and get to the line more often.
– Chelsea Poppens had a tough weekend as she only recorded five points and four rebounds against Charleston. Poppens finished the tournament averaging five points and six rebounds a game.
– Denae Stuckey is quickly becoming one of my favorite players on this team. She hustles on every play and has really been coming along as of late. Stuckey scored four points in the Charleston win. She was 2-of-3 from the free throw line and had six rebounds, with no turnovers. On the tournament, Denae averaged three points, five rebounds and three assists a game.
– Amanda Zimmerman struggled a little bit this weekend but that was to be expected. She scored three points and had one assist against Charleston. In the tournament, she played 31 minutes and had seven points, two assists, two rebounds, and committed two turnovers. Cyclones fans cannot wait until she is back to being 100 percent.
The Iowa State women’s basketball team will be back in action on Tuesday evening in Hilton Coliseum, as Mississippi Valley State will come to town. The game will begin at 7 p.m.