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Iowa State women roll past Arkansas State, 105-53; Jadda Buckley scores 14

This news story was published on November 27, 2016.
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Jadda Buckley

Jadda Buckley

AMES – Iowa State continued its undefeated start to the 2016-17 season with a 105-53 win over Arkansas State Sunday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum. The win, Iowa State’s first time scoring over 100 since 2005, moves the Cyclones to 5-0 on the year, while the Red Wolves remain winless at 0-5.

The Cyclone offense was on-point, shooting 57.4 from the field, including 12-of-23 from 3-point range. Meredith Burkhall, Emily Durr and Seanna Johnson each recorded 18 points, with Burkhall posting a double-double with 11 rebounds. Former Mason City Mohawk Jadda Buckley also got into double figures with 14 points.

Iowa State broke away halfway through the first quarter, going on an 11-0 run over 1:24 that included three 3-pointers, two by Emily Durr to get ahead 17-4. The Cyclones continued to press to begin the second quarter, upping the lead to 16 at 28-12 on a pair of free throws from Meredith Burkhall.

The sophomore post Burkhall continued to get involved in the second quarter, helping build the ISU advantage to 20 at 38-18 after a jumper. After not getting among the scorers in the first quarter, Burkhall had 13 second-quarter points as ISU had a 22-point advantage at the half.

The strong shooting afternoon by ISU continued as the home side drained seven of its first 10 shots to begin the third quarter as the lead advanced to 38. After a scoreless first half, Bridget Carleton broke her duck with a pair of 3-pointers in the quarter, as she finished the third with eight points.

Meredith Burkhall. The sophomore post was outstanding in the second and third quarters after a scoreless first 10 minutes. Burkhall finished the game with 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting, plus 6-of-7 from the line, and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes of action.

Iowa State started 5-0 for the first time since 2013-14, when the Cyclones started the season 14-0. Iowa State extended its NCAA-record streak to 678 games with a made 3-pointer.

Iowa State returns to Hilton Coliseum on Saturday to take on No. 7 Mississippi State in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Tip will be at 1:30 p.m. with the game being televised on FSN.

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