August 21, 2014

Iowa State women lose late lead, fall to Georgia 65-60

The Iowa State women let a late four point lead slip away in a 65-60 loss to Georgia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Not known for its perimeter shooting, Georgia made 12 three pointers in the game.

Hallie Christopherson says it was kind of a gamble they had to take as Georgia has some good post players and they tried to force them to shoot from the outside. She says Georgia hit the big shots when they needed to.

Christopherson finished with 12 points for the Cyclones who were led by Anna Prins’ 23 points. ISU coach Bill Fennelly says Georgia’s three point shooting was the difference.

“That’s why they are a great team, they had kids step up and make shot,” Fennelly says. He says his three-point shooters went 1 for 10 and that’s what happens sometimes in the tournament.

Iowa State trailed by 14 points midway through the second haslf before staging a furious rally and eventually led by four with about two minutes remaining. Fenelly says Georgia then made a couple of big shots to get back in the game. He says the season ended in a game where the team gave its best effort and he can’t complain about that.

The Cyclones end the season with a record of 24-9.