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#22 Iowa State women throttle Missouri

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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI (KWWL) -- The 19th-ranked Iowa State women's basketball team raced out to a 20-4 lead and never looked back as the Cyclones picked up a 65-39  win over Missouri Sunday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. ISU was unstoppable in the first half and held on in the second half for the Big 12 road win.

The Cyclones have now won six out of their last seven and have moved into a tie for second place in the Big 12 standings. Iowa State improved to 18-4 overall and 6-3 in the Big 12, while Missouri fell to 11-11 overall and 1-8 in the league.
 
Chelsea Poppens had an outstanding performance and nearly finished the game with a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds. Alison Lacey paced the Cyclones with 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds. She moved into third place on the Iowa State career assist chart with 485 dimes, passing Stacy Frese's career mark of 484. Kelsey Bolte also finished in double figures for ISU with 13 points and seven rebounds. Anna Prins also posted seven rebounds.
 
The Cyclones shot 47.2 percent from the field and was 7-for-17 from outside the arc. Iowa State was 8-for-8 from the free throw stripe. The ISU defense held Missouri to 24.1 percent shooting and a 25 percent mark from long range. RaeShara Brown led the Tigers with 12 points and seven rebounds. Iowa State outrebounded MU, 47-23.
 
The Cyclones will take the week off, before returning to Hilton Coliseum for a tilt with 15th-ranked Baylor Saturday at 11 a.m. in ISU's Pink Zone contest. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness.
 
Online reporter Mark Woodley
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