Cyclones (4-1, 0-0 Big 12), 2005-06 Stats
G 14 Lyndsey Medders, 5-9, Jr., 18.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 9.2 apg
G 15 Heather Ezell, 5-9, Fr., 11.0 ppg, 1.6 rpg
F 05 Nicky Wieben, 6-4, Fr., 9.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg
F 31 Megan Ronhovde, Jr., 6-1, 10.2 ppg, 9.4 rpg
C 51 Brittany Wilkins, 6-3, RS Sr., 15.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg
First Off the Bench
F 24 Gillian Bjerke, 6-2, Fr., 0.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg
F 25 Lisa Bildeaux, 6-3, So., 2.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg
C 32 Amanda Nisleit, 6-0, Fr., 0.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg
Head Coach: Bill Fennelly (William Penn ‘79)
ISU Record (yrs): 219-98 (11) Career: 385-151 (18)
Zips (1-5, 0-0 MAC), 2005-06 Stats
G 01 Courtney Stewart, 5-7, Sr., 10.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg
G 23 Krissy Marco, 5-8, Sr., 3.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg
F 40 Jessie Crooks, 6-1, Jr., 10.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg
F 42 Niki McCoy, 5-11, Fr., 9.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg
C 44 Mandy Holzer, 6-2, Jr., 1.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg
First Off the Bench
G 33 Ashley Veal, 5-10, Fr., 4.7 ppg, 1.2 rpg
F 34 Angie Hutchinson, 5-9, Sr., 2.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg
F 43 Allison Schoff, 6-1, Fr., 7.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg
Head Coach: Kelly Kennedy (Case Western Reserve ‘93)
UA Record (yrs): 13-77 (4) Career: 13-77 (4)
On the Air: Iowa State's game will be broadcast live on the Cyclone Radio Network and 1430 KASI in Ames ... every game is broadcast live and free of charge on the internet (www.cyclones.com) ... Rich Fellingham provides play-by-play, while Ed Steyer provides color analysis.
Quickly: Iowa State and Akron meet for the first time ... Akron head coach Kelly (Kebe) Kennedy returns to Ames, where she served as an assistant coach for Bill Fennelly for three seasons (1999-2001) ... Cyclone freshman Rachel Pierson and Zip senior Mary Crews both played prep basketball in St. Louis ... Crews' Rosary High School squad topped Pierson's Incarnate Word Academy team in districts when Pierson was a freshman ... they were teammates on summer tournament teams ... Iowa State owns a 17-game home win streak ... the Cyclones' last home loss was to UNLV in the semifinals of the 2004 WNIT (March 28) ... ISU will take next week off for final exams and return to the court against Northern Iowa in Des Moines' Wells Fargo Arena for the first game of the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic double-header.
Medders Voted Big 12 Player of the Week: Lyndsey Medders (Iowa State) was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week by a media voting panel for games played from Nov. 28-Dec. 4 ... Medders poured in a career-best 32 points in a victory over Drake, helping Iowa State win in Des Moines for the first time since 2001 ... her 32 points matched the ninth-best single-game scoring mark in school history ... the junior point guard drained 11-of-21 shots (52.4 percent) and was 3-of-6 from behind the arc ... Medders was perfect from the charity stripe, sinking all seven free throws ... she played 39 minutes and added four rebounds, four assists and three steals ... the Los Angeles native is just the second Cyclone to earn the honor since 2003 (Anne O'Neil, Dec. 20, 2005) ... Medders was voted Big 12 Rookie of the Week as a freshman (Dec. 8, 2004).
About the Cyclones: Iowa Iowa State collected its second consecutive intrastate victory with a 77-61 win over Iowa Thursday night in Ames ... four of the six Cyclones that saw minutes posted double-doubles ... the win gave Iowa State a 17-game home win streak and leaves Northern Iowa as ISU's only obstacle in winning the mythical state championship ... junior Lyndsey Medders had 20 points and a career-best 14 assists against the Hawkeyes, matching the second-best single-game assist mark in ISU history ... freshman Nicky Wieben had 19 points and 12 rebounds, including seven offensive boards ... junior Megan Ronhovde posted her third double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while senior Brittany Wilkins had 10 points and matched her career mark with 13 rebounds ... ISU and Akron meet for the first time ... Cyclone freshman Rachel Pierson and Zip senior Mary Crews both played prep basketball in St. Louis ... Crews' Rosary High squad topped Pierson's Incarnate Word Academy team in districts when Pierson was a freshman ... they were teammates on summer tournament teams.
About the Zips: Akron travels to Ames for its third consecutive road game and its fifth road contest of the season ... UA, which owns a 73-60 win over Montana State, dropped to 1-5 with a 73-48 loss at Drake Thursday night ... UA's last road win was Jan. 29, 2005 (74-70 at Western Michigan) ... Ashley Veal came off the bench to lead Akron with 13 points, while Courtney Stewart added 11 ... the Zips shot 36.2 percent, but were outrebounded (42-29) and allowed the Bulldogs 49.2 percent shooting accuracy ... through six games, Stewart is the team's top scorer (10.8 ppg), while Jessie Crooks and Niki McCoy average 10.3 and 9.5 ppg ... McCoy leads the squad with 5.5 rebounds per game ... the Zips average 55.7 points on 38.1 percent shooting ... UA allows its foes 69.8 ppg on 45.8 percent shooting, including 43.4 percent accuracy from behind the arc ... the Zips returned 40 percent of its scoring from a year ago and welcomed six newcomers onto the roster.
The Cyclone - Zip Series: Iowa State and Akron meet for the first time ... ISU head coach Bill Fennelly compiled a 10-0 record against the Zips in Mid-American Conference action as head coach at Toledo ... Fennelly is 112-28 against MAC teams all-time and 6-0 vs. the MAC while at Iowa State ... UA head coach Kelly Kennedy is 0-1 against Big 12 Conference teams, losing to Oklahoma (88-40) last season in the Junkanoo Jam.
Bumps and Bruises: Seirra Dawson underwent surgery Nov. 18 to remove bone fragments in her elbow and will be out indefinitely ... Rachel Pierson has played in just one regular-season game (North Carolina State), missing action with a sore back ... Gillian Bjerke, who missed three weeks of preseason workouts with an ankle sprain, sat out the season opener after aggravating the sprain ... Heather Ezell was hospitalized for eight days in October with a staph infection ... doctors removed her appendix ... Ezell was placed on intravenous antibiotics for nearly two weeks, restricting any contact drills or scrimmaging in practice ... she returned to full practice Nov. 5, missing exactly four weeks of action ... Ezell is now playing with a broken finger on her shooting hand, an injury she sustained against North Carolina State.
Medders Matters: Junior point guard Lyndsey Medders earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors Dec. 5 after scoring a career-best 32 points against Drake ... she was a preseason all-Big 12 Conference honorable mention selection by the league's coaches ... the Los Angeles native also earned preseason second-team All-America recognition from Women's Basketball News Service ... Medders is ISU's top returning scorer from a year ago and ranked second in the league in assists (6.69 apg).
Trey Bien: Iowa State has made at lease one 3-pointer in 309 consecutive games dating back to 1995 ... that streak ranks nationally behind Cleveland State, Drake and Miami (Ohio) ... the school record for 3-pointers made in a game is 18 (vs. Missouri, Feb. 19, 2000) ... Megan Ronhovde sank 6-of-6 triples vs. Colorado last season, adding three more consecutive baskets from outside in the next game vs. Texas for a string of 11-straight 3-pointers.