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Buckley chips in 12 points in Cyclones’ win over rival Iowa


This news story was published on December 12, 2015.
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Jadda Buckley, former Mason City High School basketball player

Jadda Buckley, former Mason City High School basketball player

AMES, IOWA – No. 19 Iowa fell to Iowa State, 69-66, in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series contest Friday night in Ames, as former Mohawk Jadda Buckley scored 12 points and recorded 6 asssits.

Facing an early deficit, Iowa State went on an 8-0 run to take a 12-8 lead in the first quarter. During the five-minute stretch, which was sparked by a Kidd Blaskowsky three-pointer, the Cyclones held Iowa to 0-of-9 shooting from the field. The defense held Iowa to just 5-of-20 overall in the quarter, as Iowa State held a 14-12 advantage after 10 minutes of action.

The Hawkeyes would return the favor, putting together a strong second period, led by Alexa Kastenek. Kastenek scored 11 points in the quarter, including a pair of triples. On the other end of the floor, offense was hard to come by as Iowa State was just 4-of-14 in the period and ended the first half shooting 35 percent from the floor. Iowa took a 33-28 lead into the locker room at half time.

Iowa State found a better offensive rhythm in the third quarter, scoring 18 points in the stanza while shooting 50 percent from the field. Freshman Meredith Burkhall provided the spark, scoring seven points in the quarter, including a last-second bucket off a Hail Mary pass from Blaskowsky to cut the Iowa lead to 54-46. Iowa’s Ally Disterhoft scored nine in the quarter for the Hawkeyes.

Three Hawkeyes scored in double figures, including Ally Disterhoft (26), Alexa Kastanek (14), Chase Coley (12).

Junior Ally Disterhoft scored a career-high 26 points in the loss. She has scored in double figures in all 10 games this season, and in 55 of her 60 career starts. With 26 points tonight, she moves up to 27th on Iowa’s all-time scoring list with 1,148 points. Sophomore Chase Coley scored Iowa’s first four points in the game, and the team’s first seven points in the second half.

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