October 25, 2014

Cyclone women will look for help from young guards

Iowa State womens basketball coach Bill Fennelly says some young guards will need to come through if the Cyclones hope to improve on last season’s 18-13 record. “if you look at our team, we have some great post players and experience there, but our guards are very young,”Fennelly says.

One of the players returning on the front line is 6-2 Chelsea Poppens who averaged more than 14 points and 10 and a half rebounds per game last season. Fenelly says Poppens has a chance to have “a monster year.”

Poppens was All-Big 12 last season and preseason All-Big 12 this season and Fenelly says that indicates how good she is.

Fennelly says the Cyclones need to be more effecient at the offensive end.

“Our field goal percentage was the second lowest since we’ve been here. We’ve got to turn the ball over less,” Fenelly says. He says both the guards and post players turned the ball over, and they have to cut those down.

I.S.U. opens the regular season on November 11th against Western Illinois.

By Lance Renaud, KFJB, Marshalltown