AMES, Iowa – No. 18 Iowa State (14-4, 4-2 Big 12) scored the first 16 points of the game, cruising its way to a 104-78 win over Oklahoma (5-11, 1-4 Big 12) Saturday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum.
The Cyclones unloaded in the first quarter with a record-tying 39-point effort which included 70 percent shooting from the field. The onslaught allowed ISU to ease to the victory from there, as the Cyclones hit the century mark for the first time in over two years. It was also the fourth time in ISU Big 12 history that the Cyclones went over 100 against a conference opponent, most recently vs. Colorado in 2005.
Iowa State saw five players finish in double figures, led by a career-high 25 from Ashley Joens. Joining her in double figures was Madison Wise (17), Meredith Burkhall (14), Alexa Middleton (14) and Bridget Carleton (13).
How It Happened
Iowa State racked up eight points on its first three possessions and did not look back from there. The Cyclones scored the first 16 points of the game and held OU off the board for the first 4:32 of action. Iowa State would lead by as many as 30 points in the first period.
The first quarter was a historic one for ISU, as the Cyclones set quarter era (2015-16-present) records for most assists (11) and field goals made (14), while tying the record for most points (39). It was a balanced effort, too, with six Cyclones scoring, none of whom were in double figures.
The result was never in doubt, as Iowa State was always ahead by at least 25 points for the final three quarters. The lop-sided nature of the contest allowed for a variety of Cyclones to get extended playing time in the second half.
Players of Note
Ashley Joens led the way for Iowa State with the best game of her young Cyclone career. The freshman from Iowa City notched a career-high 25 points on 8-of-13 shooting to go with four rebounds.
Madison Wise notched her second-highest output of the season, recording 17 points in an effort which included five 3-pointers and eight rebounds. In a game filled with whistles, Wise played her 32 minutes without being called for a foul.
Alexa Middleton helped kick-start the Iowa State offense with 14 points and five assists.
Iowa State heads to No. 3 Baylor on Wednesday. Tip between the Cyclones and the Lady Bears will be at 7 p.m.