Mountaineers hand Cyclones first loss

David Merrill

Iowa State (5-1) was dealt its first loss Saturday in the Paradise Jam Tournament in the Virgin Islands. West Virginia (6-0) used a 40-22 rebounding advantage en route to a 64-53 victory.

Senior shooting guard Kelsey Bolte lead the way again for the Cyclones with 13 points, while junior forward Chelsea Poppens contributed 10 points.

Freshman forward Hallie Christofferson pulled down five rebounds to go with her eight points. Junior point guard Lauren Mansfield scored seven points and had seven assists.

West Virginia’s Liz Repella led the way with 15 points and Madina Ali helped out with 13 points and nine rebounds.