Victory over ranked Sooners pleased Fennelly in more ways than just the victory column

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Feel free to pick your favorite individual performance from Tuesday’s women’s basketball victory over 14th-ranked Oklahoma.

There are multiple options with career bests set by:  (a) Hallie Christofferson – points and field goals, (b) Nikki Moody – assists, (c) Kidd Blaskowsky – rebounds and (d) Brynn Williamson – rebounds.

Coach Bill Fennelly probably picked (e) none of the above. He labeled it a team win and then went to explain its significance in terms of team development.

“If you can be truly excited about the success of someone else, that’s a team,” Fennelly said. “I think we made a step forward.”

Fennelly’s two seniors – Chelsea Poppens and Anna Prins – were off a bit their typical production vs. the Sooners. But, their post-victory reaction was Fennelly’s reason for optimism.

“When your two seniors (starters), who’ve struggled, are more excited for the other kids (who performed well) than anyone in the locker room, that’s the start of building something special,” he said. “When you beat a ranked team it says a lot.”

In this case, the reaction of his club was as pleasing to Fennelly as the win.

Reader feedback is welcome at 2minutetimeout@iastate.edu. You can also follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/SteveMalchow

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