clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cyclones Win By 30

Everybody ate today, let’s break it down.

Iowa v Iowa State Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images

Thanks to a third straight double-double from Addy Brown, and five others scoring in double figures, the Cyclones were propelled to a big win. The Cyclones won the battle on the boards, shot well, and defended well.

The Cyclones stormed out of the gate offensively and put up 21 points in the first quarter. Thanks to hot shooting including 50% from behind the arc, the Clones spread the wealth amongst 6 different scorers, led by senior Nyamer Diew who was 2-2 from deep on the quarter. As previously mentioned, Addy Brown had a big night, which was ignited by a good first quarter that saw her score 4 points and grab 6 rebounds. The Clones took a 21-16 lead into the break.

The best defensive quarter of the game for the Clones came in the second, where they only gave up 11 points. Scoring 21 on the quarter as a team again, the Clones were able to expand their lead from 5 to 15 in the second. Hannah Belanger put up 10 points in the 2nd, hitting 2 shots from behind the arc, and shooting an efficient 80% on the quarter overall. The team was again over 50% from the floor and was 60% from deep, with Jalynn Bristow also adding a triple.

Much like the first 2 quarters, the Cyclones again scored exactly 21 in the third quarter. The 3-point percentage was lower on the quarter as the team went 2-8 from deep, with Kelsey Joens and Belanger each connecting. Isnelle Natabou led the way with 6 points in the quarter, and she tallied 2 of the teams 11 rebounds on the quarter as well.

In the final quarter of the game 7 different Cyclones scored, led by Bristow who had 8 points behind a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line on the quarter. Addy Brown grabbed another 5 rebounds to add to the teams 13. Kelsey Joens and Arianna Jackson each dished 2 assists in the final period on the way to the 89-59 final score.

The Cyclones ended with 6 double figures scorers, Brown (16), Belanger (15), Crooks (13), Diew (12), Natabou (11), and Bristow (11). The Cyclones pulled away thanks to a good team performance including 39% shooting from deep, 55.9% from the floor, and a dominant 45-28 win in the rebound battle.

The Twister Sisters next play at Hilton at noon against Troy on December 17th.

Roll Clones!