AMES, Iowa- No. 22 Iowa State (18-5, 8-3 Big 12) stifled West Virginia (16-6, 7-4 Big 12) into 37.7 percent shooting en route to a 77-61 victory Saturday night in Hilton Coliseum.
The win avenges an earlier loss to the Mountaineers and puts the Cyclones in sole possession of third place in the Big 12 standings.
Bridget Carleton posted her seventh double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 rebounds. She had help from Kristin Scott, who tallied 25 points in the second half, including 15 in the third quarter, to lead the Cyclones in scoring with 29 points.
How It Happened
Iowa State led 20-14 after the first quarter. Ashley Joens got the Cyclones on track by scoring seven points on 3-of-3 shooting in the first six minutes of the game.
The Cyclones remained in control in the second period, heading into the break with a 33-26 lead. Carleton had 12 points at the half, getting to the line multiple times, making 7-of-8 at the charity stripe.
Scott nailed a 3-pointer and followed it up with a reverse lay-in to give the Cyclones a 42-26 lead with 7:30 left in the third quarter. Scott continued her hot shooting, tallying 15 of ISU’s 28 points in the third frame, as the Cyclones increased their lead to 61-37 with a quarter left.
The Cyclones cruised the rest of the way.
Players of Note
Bridget Carleton was her All-American self, recording her seventh double of the season with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Carleton also led the team in assists, dishing seven dimes, and was 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. She is 16-of-17 at the charity stripe in the last two games. Carleton now has 16 career double-doubles.
Kristin Scott helped the Cyclones break open the game in the second half registering 25 points in the second half, including 15 in the third frame. Scott, who tallied her fourth 20-point game of the season (29), was 12-of-17 from the field. The sophomore is 37-of-50 from the field and averaging 24.0 points in the last four games.
Iowa State travels to TCU on Wednesday (Feb. 13). Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.