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Iowa State 81, Texas Tech 58

Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas - Ashley Joens and Lexi Donarski scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, and No. 15 Iowa State used a strong finish to beat Texas Tech 81-58 in a Big 12 Conference opener.

The Cyclones came into the game following a 13-day layoff after beating No. 25 Villanova, 74-62. Their Dec. 22 game with Drake was cancelled because of an Iowa blizzard.

Bryn Gerlich hit a jumper to pull the Raiders within seven, 61-54, but Ashley Joens converted a five-point play for the Cyclones with 5:55 left, scoring at the basket and drawing a common foul and technical foul from Bre'Amber Scott. She knocked down all three free throws to give Iowa State a 66-54 lead and sparking an 18-4 finish to close out the game.

Emily Ryan was 6-for-6 from the line and finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Stephanie Soares, a 6-foot-6 senior transfer from NAIA member The Master's University, blocked four shots and finished with 14 points and a Division I-career-high 16 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season.

The Cyclones shot 26 of 58 from the field (44.8%), but struggled from beyond the 3-point arc, hitting just 4 of 26 (15.4%). Iowa State entered the game shooting 33.4% from distance.

Scott led Texas Tech (12-2, 0-1) with 18 points and grabbed five rebounds. Jazmaine Lewis came off the bench to add 13 points and grab six rebounds.

Iowa State's fifth-year senior post Beatriz Jordao announced that she is medically retiring from basketball after dealing with a chronic leg injury.

December 31, 2022


Iowa State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
S. Soares F 30 5-9 4-4 0-2 7-16 0 4 1 4 3 14
E. Ryan G 40 4-9 6-6 1-3 1-10 6 3 2 7 2 15
L. Donarski G 35 7-18 6-6 1-9 0-3 2 0 0 0 0 21
A. Joens G 29 8-12 5-6 1-4 3-7 0 0 1 4 3 22
D. Fritz G 26 0-3 1-2 0-3 0-2 1 1 0 1 1 1
N. Diew 17 1-5 0-0 1-4 0-4 0 0 0 1 0 3
M. Espenmiller-McGraw 13 1-2 3-3 0-1 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 5
M. Kane 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-3 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals   199 26-58
(.448)
25-27
(.926)
4-26
(.154)
15-50 10 8 4 18 10 81


Texas Tech
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Ferrell F 24 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-2 2 0 2 2 5 2
B. Gerlich F 23 2-5 0-0 0-3 0-0 7 0 0 1 4 4
E. Tofaeono C 13 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 1 2 1 4
B. Scott G 33 7-20 3-5 1-5 1-5 0 0 0 2 4 18
R. McKinney G 31 1-8 0-0 1-4 1-1 1 0 3 0 0 3
J. Lewis 23 6-9 1-3 0-0 3-6 2 0 0 1 4 13
J. Shavers 22 4-13 0-0 1-4 0-3 1 0 3 0 3 9
B. Maupin 17 2-4 0-0 1-2 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 5
A. Chevalier 9 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Veitenheimer 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   199 25-67
(.373)
4-8
(.500)
4-21
(.190)
10-27 14 0 9 8 22 58


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Attendance: 5,868




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