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Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly challenges Massive 12 coaches to vote for Bridget Carleton for Huge 12 Player of the Yr.
Tommy Birch, tbirch@dmreg.com

AMES, Ia.— Iowa State coach Invoice Fennelly has a message for any Huge 12 coach that does not consider Cyclones star Bridget Carleton is the league’s prime participant: Call him.

Fennelly not solely threw his help to Carleton for the award but issued a serious challenge to anyone that wasn’t prepared to vote for the Iowa State senior who shined all season. 

“In case you’re a Massive 12 coach and you don’t vote for Bridget Carleton for player of the yr, you have to name me,” Fennelly stated following No. 21 Iowa State’s loss to prime-ranked Baylor on Saturday. “I am going to see you on the Massive 12 meetings.” 

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Iowa State guard Bridget Carleton, proper, loses the ball in entrance of Baylor guard DiDi Richards (2) through the second half of an NCAA school basketball recreation Saturday in Ames. (Photo11: Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Carleton, a 4-yr starter, had just completed pouring in a recreation-excessive 28 points and grabbing eight rebounds for the Cyclones, who fell to 20-7 on the season and 10-5 in Huge 12 Conference play.

Fennelly needed to ensure Carleton did not get missed, especially with Baylor’s Kalani Brown, the Massive 12’s reigning player of the yr on the ground for the Woman Bears. 

“I feel in the present day, on a national stage, towards the most effective group in our league, there ought to be little question, little question who the participant of the yr in this league is and if anybody does not vote for Bridget Carleton, then it’s essential come speak to me,”  Fennelly stated. “Because that’s superb what she did for our staff at this time, in this surroundings and everybody saw it.” 

Fennelly wasn’t finished, though. 

“I am on the report,” Fennelly stated. “You possibly can write it down, you possibly can put it in every video.” 

One one that might personal Fennelly a name is Baylor coach Kim Mulkey, who voiced her help for Brown after the game.

“She will get tripled teamed each recreation,” Mulkey stated. “Everyone modifications their recreation plan to play towards Baylor because of that child. If Kalani Brown was standing right there and another player in this league, who would you’re taking? She’s 6-foot-7. So, that is my reply fairly loud and clear.” 

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