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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

November 14, 2004

Northwest Women's Basketball Drops 89-48 Exhibition at Iowa State

AMES, Iowa - Behind an 18-3 run in the first 10 minutes of the game, Iowa State went ahead for good and cruised to a 89-48 victory over visiting Northwest Missouri State this afternoon in exhibition action. A three-pointer by junior Ashely Poptanycz brought the Bearcats within one point at 10-11 but four straight Iowa State treys pushed the lead back up to 14 and forced Northwest into a timeout at the 12:48 mark.

A three-pointer by sophomore Laura Friederich, one of her two long-range bombs, coupled with a bucket by freshman Mandi Schumacher brought the 'Cats to a 23-40 count.

However, Iowa State showed off its offensive prowess, which included an eight-of-16 (.500) effort from beyond the arc in the first 20 minutes, to take a 46-27 halftime lead.

The Cyclones came out equally impressive in the second half, hitting on three three's and increasing their advantage to 65-29. They scored 19 of the half's first 32 points.

Freshman April Miller, one of eight first-year players to see action for Northwest, halted a 5:14 scoreless stretch with her second basket of the game. But by then, the Cyclones had the game under control maintaining at least a 25-point lead throughout.

All 14 Bearcats who suited up saw action in the game with 13 of them getting minutes in the first half. Friederich recorded a team-high 12 points as she was the dominant shooter on 5-of-18 shooting, including 2-of-10 from three-point range. Sophomore Katie O'Grady came away with nine points while freshman Meghan Brue ripped down a team-best six rebounds.

Iowa State was led in the scoring column by the 16 of Mary Fox, the 12 by Megan Ronhovde and 11 by Anne O'Neil.

Northwest enjoyed shooting from long-range going nine-of-37 (.243) and just 19-of-72 (.264) from the field. Iowa State was 32-of-71 (.451) overall and 11-of-30 from three-point land.

The Cyclones, who held a 54-39 rebounding edge, had 21 second-chance points.

The Bearcats travel to No. 7 North Dakota for a 6:00 p.m. match-up with the Fighting Sioux tomorrow (Monday). Then, Northwest will reel off seven straight home games during the month of November starting with the Ryland Milner Classic Nov. 19-20.

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