Sweet revenge

Jeremy Gustafson

It wasn’t long ago that No. 9 Kansas State ended the ISU women’s


team’s long home court-winning streak. The least the Cyclones could do


return the favor.

No. 16 Iowa State snapped the Wildcats’ 11 game home winning streak,


Saturday night, and in the process showed that the Cyclones aren’t

ready to

roll over and play dead.

Lindsey Wilson paved the way with 25 points while Angie Welle and


Gahan followed suit, each posting double-doubles. Gahan scored 21

points and

pulled down 11 rebounds while Welle added 20 points and 14 boards.

“Those three were just outstanding,” Wildcat head coach Deb Patterson


“They were a unit. They fed off each other and took over the flow of



Iowa State also avenged a 69-63 loss on Jan. 2 to Kansas State, a loss


snapped the Cyclones’ 26 game-winning streak at Hilton Coliseum.

Iowa State never let the 13,340 Wildcat fans get into the game, taking

control from the start. The Cyclones hit six of seven three-pointers in


first nine minutes and pushed their lead to 15 with an 11-2 run with


left in the first half.

“We did everything that we needed to do in order to win on the road,”


head coach Bill Fennelly said. “We played a great game.”

Iowa State continues to climb the Big 12 Conference ladder. By

boosting its

record to 5-5 in the conference (17-5 overall), the Cyclones pulled to

within 1 1/2 games of third place and an off-day in the first round of


Big 12 Tournament, which the top four seeds receive.

The Wildcats fell into second place in the Big 12, 1/2 game behind

Oklahoma. Kansas State is now 8-2 in the conference and 20-3 overall.

“Our game plan was to limit their threes and make them beat us from


inside,” Fennelly said.

Center Nicole Ohlde led the Wildcats with 27 points and 10 rebounds as


Wildcats shot 25 of 61 (41.1 percent) from the field and eight of 18


beyond the three-point line.

It was the Cyclones that were on fire from outside, making seven of 16

three-pointers and hitting 30 of 52 shots overall (57.7 percent.)

“We shot well and took care of the ball for the most part,” said


whose team turned the ball over 15 times, one more than its limit of 14



Iowa State also outrebounded Kansas State 36-24.

The Cyclones next test comes at Kansas (0-10 Big 12, 4-18 overall.)


the Jayhawks poor record, Iowa State will be cautious as it is 2-20 in

Lawrence and has lost the last two meetings there.

Iowa State and Kansas tip off at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

-Information from the Associated Press was used in this article.