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Women’s College Basketball: No. 8 Iowa State overpowers Winona State, 104-47, in exhibition

AMES, Iowa – No. 8 Iowa State overpowered Winona State 104-47 in exhibition on Wednesday night.

AMES, Iowa – No. 8 Iowa State overpowered Winona State 104-47 in exhibition on Wednesday night. The Cyclones shot 50 percent from the field as they surpassed 100 points on the night.

Iowa State shot nearly 50 percent and hit nine 3-pointers in the first half to overpower Winona State. The Warriors committed 17 turnovers leading to 24 of the Cyclone’s 53 points through the first and second quarters. ISU continued the dominance in the second half, making 19-of-36 field goals.

Ashley Joens became the first to enter double figures on a 3-pointer with 7:08 left in the second and ended the game with 13. Joens was joined in double figures by Stephanie Soares (26), Nyamer Diew (13) and Morgan Kane (11).

Seven Cyclones collectively netted 16 3-pointers while three shot over 50 percent from deep. Soares led with four triples while Kane led with 10 rebounds and Emily Ryan with seven assists.

How it Happened
Iowa State converted its first three of four shots to lead 7-0, including two made jumpers by Soares within the first two minutes of play. Winona State got on the board with 4:30 left in the first quarter as the Cyclones led 17-2. ISU continued to dominate the Warriors, hitting three-consecutive 3-pointers to take a 20-5 advantage. At the end of the first quarter, Iowa State led by a margin of 15, 26-11.

ISU kept command in the second period, hitting a 16-0 run capped by an Emily Ryan layup off a steal at the midway point of the quarter. The run was extended to 20-straight as WSU made a jumper to put the score at 46-15. Iowa State broke over 50 to take a lead of 53-17 into halftime.

Soares notched two-straight triples as the senior hit double digits to begin the third quarter. With 4:23 on the clock, Soares went on to record her 20th point on her fourth 3-pointer on just seven shots. Iowa State built a score advantage up to 51, leading 79-28 after three played.

The Cyclones hit 100 on a Kane jumper with 2:21 to go. The final score of 104-47 was sealed as the Cyclones now move onto regular season.

Player of the Game
Soares showed what she is capable of in her first outing at Iowa State. Soares shot 11-of-16 for 26 points, with four 3-pointers made. Her stat line also included six rebounds, two steals and a block.

Up Next
No. 8 Iowa State opens regular season next Monday, Nov. 7, hosting Cleveland State at 11 a.m. The game will be streamed on Big 12 Now, witch tickets on sale through the Iowa State Ticket Office.

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