AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) took care of business against UMKC (0-4, 0-0 WAC) as the Cyclones defeated the Kangaroos 61-45.
It was a team effort for ISU as four players recorded double-digit scoring. Freshman Madison Wise led all scorers in the contest with 15 points. She was also great on the glass, hauling in a game high 15 boards.
How It Happened
The Cyclones opened separated themselves from UMKC in the second quarter. A 13-1 run to begin the second quarter led to a 39-15 Iowa State lead at the break. ISU held the Kangaroos to just 5-39 (13%) from the field in the first stanza.
In the second half, Iowa State put it into cruise control and coasted to victory. In the end, ISU out rebounded UMKC by a margin of 61-38. The Cardinal and Gold defense was stifling, forcing 11 turnovers while it held UMKC to 16-75 shooting, which included 7-32 from behind the arc.
Players of Note
Madison Wise was outstanding on the evening. Her 15-point scoring outburst was aided by 7-10 shooting from the free throw line. She also dished out three assists and had two steals.
Much of Iowa State’s offense moved through the post as the Cyclones struggled to get anything going from deep. Junior Meredith Burkhall racked up 12 points and six boards, while freshmen Kristin Scottturned in a double-double, netting 13 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
Junior Bridget Carleton was the fourth Cyclone to reach double figures as she tallied 11 points in the contest. She accounted for six rebounds, three assists and five blocks as well.
Iowa State will travel to the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam. The Cyclones will open the tournament on Friday afternoon with a matchup with Tulane at 2:45 CT.