AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (9-2, 0-0 Big 12) took care of business against Prairie View A&M (3-6, 0-0 SWAC), defeating the Panthers by a score of 94-46.
It is the fourth time this season that Iowa State has scored 90 or more points.
How It Happened
The Cyclones opened the game on a 9-0 run and eventually pushed their lead to 27-8 at the end of the first quarter. Iowa State continued to pour it on in the second quarter, allowing just two second-quarter points and took a 50-10 lead into the half. The two points allowed in the second quarter is a new school record for fewest points allowed in a quarter.
In the first half, Iowa State held the Panthers to just 4-27 shooting (14.8%) while forcing 16 turnovers. ISU was also active on the boards, out-rebounding Prairie View A&M 32-12 in the first half.
Many of Iowa State’s rebounds came on the offensive end. The Cyclones gathered a total of 21 boards of their own misses. Those rebounds led to 24 total second-chance points. Leading the charge on the offensive glass was Ines Nezerwa who hauled six on the night.
It was team effort for Bill Fennelly’s squad. In total, 12 Cyclones saw time on the floor, 11 of them recording points. Iowa State tallied a total of 44 bench points in the game.
Players of Note
Ashley Joens’ 22-point scoring outburst was a career high and her first ever 20-point performance. She tacked on two assists and brought down three rebounds in the game.
Bridget Carleton scored just seven points, but was crucial in other areas for the Cyclones. She recorded a school-record four steals in the first quarter and finished the game with five total. She also brought down eight rebounds and dished out five assists.
Kristin Scott was efficient on the offensive end. She racked up 16 points on 6-9 shooting. She found her teammates for two assists and totaled four boards. This is the seventh time this season the Scott has scored in double figures.
*ISU extended its NCAA-record streak to 746 consecutive games with a three-pointer.
*Iowa State is 8-0 when leading at the half.
*Iowa State is now 3-0 against Prairie View A&M all-time.
*Iowa State allowed just two points in the 2nd quarter, which sets a new school record for fewest points allowed in a quarter.
*Iowa State ties its record for most steals in a quarter with six in both the 1st and 2nd quarter.
*Totaled 10 3-pointers for the third time this season.
Iowa State will get a break for the Holidays before returning to the court on Dec. 29. They’ll take on Bucknell at 1 p.m.