Jayhawks Fall 51-42 At Iowa State
March 1, 2008
AMES, Iowa – Senior forward Taylor McIntosh recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 15 points and a career-best 16 rebounds for Kansas, but Iowa State got 19 points from sophomore guard Alison Lacey and pulled away in the second half to claim a 51-42 win over the Jayhawks on Saturday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum.
The loss dropped Kansas to 15-13 overall and 4-11 in Big 12 action, while Iowa State improved to 18-10 overall and 7-8 in league play.
It was a defensive battle in the first 20 minutes of play as McIntosh helped KU to a solid opening period. She pulled down six boards and added six points as the Jayhawks trailed by just two points at the break 20-18.
Iowa State forced the ball inside to open the second half, finding center Jocelyn Anderson for eight points in the opening 10 minutes of the half. The Cyclones went on a 9-1 run to open the final frame and the Jayhawks were forced the play catch-up the rest of the way.
Trailing 35-21 with 11:48 left in the game, McIntosh started a seven-point KU run with a bucket underneath followed by a three-point play by sophomore guard LaChelda Jacobs. Sophomore guard-forward Danielle McCray finished it off with a basket from the lane, but Lacey was there for the answer, knocking down a three-pointer from the wing.
Lacey seemed to have all the answers as she continuously found a way to thwart every KU run in the latter stages of the second half. The Jayhawks trimmed the lead to six on two occasions down the stretch, but Lacey either found an open teammate for a basket or scored herself.
Jacobs finished with nine points to compliment McIntosh in the scoring column. Freshman center Krysten Boogaard pulled down seven rebounds, while McIntosh also collected three steals.
Freshman forward Kelsey Bolte finished in double digits for ISU with 11 points, while Lacey and junior forward Amanda Nisleit collected seven boards for the Cyclones.
KU will conclude the 2007-08 regular season with its home finale on Wednesday, March 5 when they play host to Kansas State. “Senior Night” in Allen Fieldhouse is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip-off.