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Women: Cyclones defeat Wildcats

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  • Published Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 9:40 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 11:25 p.m.

Chelsea Poppens had 22 points and 18 rebounds, and Hallie Christofferson had 25 points as No. 25 Iowa State beat Kansas State 87-71 on Saturday in Ames, Iowa.

The Cyclones (17-5, 8-4 Big 12) also got 12 points from Kidd Blaskowsky and 10 from Anna Prins. Nikki Moody had nine points and 13 assists for Iowa State, which has won three in a row.

Kansas State never led and has lost four in a row. Brittany Chambers scored a season-high 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Mariah White scored 25 points for the Wildcats (12-11, 3-8).

Chambers also had four assists, and is one of three players to rank among the top 10 on the K-State career list for points, rebounds and assists.

KANSAS ST. (12-11): Texada 2-9 2-2 7, Chambers 10-21 13-17 34, Caron 1-5 0-0 3, Craig 0-2 0-2 0, White 8-13 6-6 25, Brown 1-5 0-0 2, Spresser 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 21-27 71.

IOWA ST. (17-5): Moody 3-4 2-3 9, Christofferson 11-17 1-1 25, Williamson 3-8 0-0 9, Poppens 8-18 6-6 22, Prins 5-11 0-0 10, Blaskowsky 4-7 0-0 12, Ellis 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-66 9-10 87.

Halftime—Iowa St. 51-29. 3-Point Goals—Kansas St. 6-24 (White 3-5, Caron 1-3, Texada 1-4, Chambers 1-7, Craig 0-2, Brown 0-3), Iowa St. 10-23 (Blaskowsky 4-7, Williamson 3-8, Christofferson 2-4, Moody 1-2, Prins 0-1, Ellis 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Kansas St. 25 (Chambers 12), Iowa St. 44 (Poppens 18). Assists—Kansas St. 9 (Chambers 4), Iowa St. 29 (Moody 13). Total Fouls—Kansas St. 16, Iowa St. 16. A—11,963.

West Virginia 72, Kansas 56 — The Jayhawks allowed 43 points in the second half and slipped below .500 in Big 12 play.

Carolyn Davis had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Kansas (14-8, 5-6), which shot 36.8 percent from the field and made 2 of 21 three-point attempts.

Ayana Dunning scored 17 points for West Virginia (14-9, 6-6).

West Virginia — Fields 3-8 1-5 7, Dunning 7-12 2-3 17, Caldwell 6-16 2-2 15, Palmer 0-2 0-0 0, Stepney 1-5 2-2 4, Hampton 2-3 0-0 4, Faulk 3-3 1-1 7, Harlee 1-7 2-2 4, Holmes 2-5 2-2 6, Leary 3-3 2-2 8. Totals 28-64 (2-15) 14-19 72.

Kansas — Gardner 5-6 1-5 11, Davis 5-13 4-6 14, Goodrich 3-12 3-3 9, Engelman 3-4 0-0 6, Harper 2-7 2-2 7, Boyd 2-12 1-1 6, Williams 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 21-57 (2-21) 12-19 56.

Halftime — WVU 29-28. 3-point goals — WVU 2-15 (Dunning 1-2, Caldwell 1-6, Palmer 0-1, Stepney 0-2, HKarlee 0-2, Holmes 0-2), KU 2-21 (Goodrich 0-5, Engelman 0-1, Harper 1-4, Boyd 1-11). Rebounds — WVU 45 (Fields, Dunning 9), KU 34 (Davis 11). Assists — WVU 12 (Palmer 4), KU 14 (Goodrich 6). Fouls — WVU 14, KU 18. A — 2,235.

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