Nov. 15, 2006
FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton senior Charlee Underwood scored 20 points in her season debut and led two other Titans in double figures, but it wasn't enough to lift the visiting Titans past host Iowa State as the Cyclones downed Fullerton, 85-62, on Wednesday night at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.
The loss drops Cal State Fullerton to 1-1 overall on the season while Iowa State won its season opener.
Underwood, who sat out last weekend's opener at San Jose State, scored 20 points on 7-of-20 shooting, including six three-pointers. Senior Andrea Adams added 16 points and five rebounds to go with four assists off the bench while sophomore Toni Thomas had 13 points and eight boards.
Three of the Cyclones' starters were in double figures led by Lyndsey Medders' game-high 24 points and six assists. She hit 8-of-14 from the field on the night.
She was joined in the 20-point club by teammates Nicky Wieben, who had 20 points, seven rebounds, and five blocks. Alison Lacey (12 points) and Heather Ezell (10 points) were also in double digits.
The Cyclones, who led 40-29 at the break, opened the second half on a 12-0 run over the first three and half minutes to build a 52-29 lead they would never relinquish.
Both teams came out firing as they combined to make their first four shots of the game, but a three-pointer by Lacey and four straight free throws by Wieben gave Iowa State an 11-4 lead. The Cyclones trailed in the game only twice in the opening minute.
Iowa State shot just under 53 percent from the field for the game - including a 61 percent clip in the second half to pull away. Fullerton shot just 31 percent from the field and got to the free throw line only four times in the game to the Cyclones' 22 trips to the charity stripe.
Cal State Fullerton continues its Midwest road swing on Friday evening as the Titans travel to Lincoln, Neb., to take on the University of Nebraska at 5:05 p.m. (PT).