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Iowa State women improve to 3-0 after 85-54 win over Cincinnati

logo_iowa_state_cyclonesAMES – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats (1-2, 0-0 AAC) 85-54 Sunday in Hilton Coliseum. In the contest, senior Nikki Moody became the 26th player in Iowa State history to reach 1,000 career points.

The Cyclones and Bearcats traded baskets for much of the first half and it wasn’t until the 2:23 mark in the first that the Cyclones were able to pull away, grabbing a double-digit lead, 36-26, thanks to a 6-0 run. Iowa State would bring a 38-30 lead into the locker room with Brynn Williamson and Bryanna Fernstrom each grabbing 10 first half points.

Iowa State would break things open at the start of the second half, going on an 8-0 run to lead the Bearcats, 46-30 at the 18:08 mark. Iowa State would maintain a double-digit lead throughout the rest of the contest.

The Cyclones were led by Williamson, who scored 17 points off 6-of-10 shooting and netted four 3-pointers.

Iowa State shot a season-high 50.8 percent from the field off 33-of-65 shooting. Iowa State also knocked down 11 3-pointers, going 11-of-27 (40.7 percent) from deep.

Senior Brynn Williamson netted 17 points off 6-of-10 shooting, 4-of-8 from 3-point range, while grabbing five rebounds. The game was her 30th in double figures during her ISU career.

Iowa State hits the road for the first time this season, traveling to Moraga, California to participate in the St. Mary’s Thanksgiving Tournament. Iowa State will take on Wyoming on Friday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. and St. Mary’s on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m.

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