Cyclones Beat Tennessee-Martin with balance

Matt Gubbels

In their second game in as many nights, the ISU women’s basketball team

used a balanced effort in more ways than one to defeat Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.

The Cyclones (10-2) defeated the Skyhawks (3-9) 63-39 in a game that was

lopsided from the opening tip, as Iowa State scored the first seven points and

did not look back.

The Cyclones had five players score at least nine points, led by sophomore

Alison Lacey’s 13 points and seven assists. Juniors Amanda Nisleit and Jocelyn

Anderson also chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively. Iowa State also hit 11

three-pointers, but still had a 24-10 edge in the paint and a huge 41-24 edge on

the glass.

The Cyclones also hit 44.4 percent of their shots while holding the Skyhawks to 31.3 percent.

Iowa State will finish the nonconference portion of its schedule and its home

tournament, the American Family Insurance Cyclone Shoot-Out, on Sunday against the

Hampton Lady Pirates (5-5). The game will tip off at approximately 3:30 p.m. and

is a part of a tripleheader at Hilton Coliseum, as Bowling Green and

Tennessee-Martin will play at 1 p.m. and the ISU men’s basketball team will take

on Albany in the nightcap at 7 p.m.