Cyclones victorious in Paradise Jam opener

David Merrill

Iowa State improved to 4-0, defeating Virginia 66-49 in the opening game of the Paradise Jam tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Iowa State had been a second-half team for the first three games of the season, but they used their 30-9 first half performance to cruise to victory.

Senior shooting guard Kelsey Bolte scored 15 points while freshman forward Hallie Christofferson continued her hot streak with 11 points. Freshman guard Kelsey Harris had nine points off the bench.

Iowa State’s bench outscored the Cavalier’s bench 35-21.

The Cyclone’s defense continues to impress, holding their opponent to 30 percent from the field. Iowa State has held all opponents so far to 30 percent or lower from the field.

TCU is up next for the Cyclones.