GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Iowa State 88, West Virginia 72

Associated Press

AMES, Iowa - Ashley Joens poured in 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 14 Iowa State rolled to an 88-72 victory over West Virginia in a Big 12 Conference opener.

Joens buried 9 of 16 shots from the floor and 9 of 9 at the free-throw line for the Cyclones (12-1), who have won five straight games. It was Joens seventh double-double of the season and the 38th of her career.

Emily Ryan finished with 10 points and a personal best 16 assists for her second straight double-double for Iowa State. Ryan's assist total matched the school record set by Lyndsey Medders in 2005 against IPFW. Beatriz Jordao and Lexi Donarski scored 14 apiece. Morgan Kane added 10 points off the bench.

The Cyclones hit four 3-pointers and led 22-10 after one quarter. Kane scored six in the second quarter as Iowa State took a 48-30 lead into intermission and never looked back.

Kirsten Deans scored 17 points to top the Mountaineers (7-4), but she made just 4 of 16 shots including 1 of 7 from 3-point range. A'riana Gray finished with season highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. Yemiyah Morris scored 14 on 5-of-7 shooting.


West Virginia
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Gray F 32 5-11 4-5 0-1 4-11 2 1 1 2 4 14
Y. Morris C 23 5-7 4-4 0-0 2-6 1 5 1 2 3 14
K. Deans G 35 4-16 8-9 1-7 0-3 3 0 0 2 4 17
M. Smith G 34 3-7 0-0 0-2 0-2 2 0 1 2 0 6
J. Hemingway G 28 4-11 0-0 0-3 2-5 1 0 0 1 3 8
S. Samuel 24 2-5 1-2 0-1 0-3 0 0 0 1 3 5
J. Quinerly 21 3-9 1-2 1-3 1-1 1 2 0 1 1 8
J. Cunningham 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 1 1 0
Totals   200 26-66
(.394)
18-22
(.818)
2-17
(.118)
10-34 10 9 3 12 19 72


Iowa State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
B. Jordao C 17 7-12 0-0 0-0 2-4 3 0 0 1 1 14
E. Ryan G 40 3-10 2-2 2-6 1-9 16 1 0 3 3 10
A. Joens G 36 9-16 9-9 2-5 1-11 3 2 1 3 3 29
L. Donarski G 31 5-12 2-2 2-5 0-2 1 1 0 0 3 14
A. Joens G 25 1-2 0-0 1-2 1-4 1 0 2 0 3 3
N. Diew 20 1-5 1-2 0-2 1-4 0 2 1 0 4 3
M. Espenmiller-McGraw 17 2-3 0-0 1-1 0-1 1 0 0 1 0 5
M. Kane 10 5-7 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 0 0 2 0 10
M. Vick 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0
M. Frederick 2 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   201 33-69
(.478)
14-15
(.933)
8-22
(.364)
12-45 26 6 4 12 18 88


Officials: Bryan Enterline, Bruce Morris, Chaney Muench




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