Cyclones sweep K-State for third year in a row

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Iowa State women’s basketball team dominated from buzzer to buzzer to beat Kansas State on its home court for the third year in a row, sweeping the Wildcats with a 69-50 win on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.

It’s the Cyclones’ first-ever three-game win streak at Manhattan, helped along by a dominant post presence.

Anna Prins had a game-high 18 points, while Hallie Christofferson and Chelsea Poppens both posted double doubles as Iowa State’s post players combined for 44 points in the team’s fifth win in its last six games.

Kansas State (13-14, 4-11) got another big night from its top-scoring tandem of Brittany Chambers and Mariah White, but again it was not enough to stop the Cyclones (19-6, 10-5). Chambers scored 18 points and White 17, but the rest of the team had just 15 points as the Wildcats suffered their third straight loss and seven out of eight.

Chambers and White set a school record with their combined 59 points in KSU’s first meeting with Iowa State, an 87-71 Cyclone victory in Ames.

Poppens finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double, while also surpassing 1,000 rebounds for her career.

Christofferson ended with 12 points and 10 boards for her seventh double-double of the season. Nicole Blaskowsky came off the bench to contribute 11 points for Iowa State, making for four double-digit scorers. Blaskowsky and Brynn Williamson both buried three 3-pointers, and Nikki Moody handed out nine asissts in the Cyclone win.

Next up for the Cyclones is Wednesday’s 7 p.m. home game against Kansas.