Freshman Bryanna Fernstrom poured in 25 points as the Iowa State women opened the season with a 98-76 win over South Carolina Upstate. ISU coach Bill Fennelly was happy with the win but not pleased with the effort on defense. “That was disappointing, I thought we played hard, offensively we were really good…but defensively, I don’t know,” Fennelly says.
The Cyclones led by as many as 25 points in the opening half and it was never close after that. Fennelly says the Cyclones need to shore up the defense going forward. Fennelly says their inability to follow the scouting report or to stop someone was a big issue. He says they have to be more locked in as they are not going to score 98 points every night.
Brynn Williamson had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Cyclones who visit Drake on Tuesday.