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Idaho Too Much for Cyclones in Cancun

Another fast start quickly evaporates as the Cyclones leave Cancun with just one win.

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Idaho Vandals used 17 three pointers to defeat the Iowa State women 97-65 on Saturday. Cyclone junior Seanna Johnson had a career high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Iowa State. The 2-3 Cyclones now have a losing record for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

The Cyclones got off to another quick start to take a 9-2 lead on the Vandals, but Idaho roared back near the end of the 1st quarter to take a 19-14 advantage. The Cyclones committed six turnovers in the opening 10 minutes.

It was a back-and-forth 2nd quarter, but Iowa State surged to cut Idaho's lead to just two at the break. Seanna Johnson led all players at halftime with 14 points for the Cyclones. Johnson added seven rebounds and two assists in the first 20 minutes.

The Vandals increased their lead to 12 points midway through the 3rd quarter. Iowa State committed zero turnovers in the 3rd quarter, but the Cyclones struggled mightily on the defensive end, and the Vandals dropped 29 points on Iowa State in the 3rd.

Down 45-61 heading into the 4th quarter, Iowa State could not muster any kind of run. The Vandals added another 36 points in the final quarter. Kidd Blaskowsky finished the game without a point. Jadda Buckley added 15 points for the Cyclones.

The Cyclones next head to Cedar Falls to take on Northern Iowa on Wednesday at 7pm. UNI, which was also down in Mexico for the Cancun Challenge, is 3-2 on the season.