Unlikely trio leads Cyclones to win over Kansas State


Meredith Burkhall drives to the hoop for a lay up in Iowa State’s 99-58 win over North Carolina Central. Burkhall scored 19 points.

Jack Macdonald

Looking to avenge a loss to Kansas State in January, the Iowa State women’s basketball team did more than avenge it. The Cyclones knocked off Kansas State, 80-45. 

Iowa State jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter after Bridget Carleton paced the team with eight points. After a career night last game, Emily Durr wasn’t far behind with seven. 

And in the second quarter it became the Adriana Camber show. Camber tacked on 10 points in the second quarter to take a 38-29 lead into halftime. The Cyclones shot 14-for-33 (42.4 percent) and cashed in eight 3-pointers. 

Camber continued to stay hot in the third quarter and the lead was up to 23 by the end. Madison Wise and Meredith Burkhall took much of the weight off Carleton and Durr’s shoulders, with 12 and 16, respectively after three quarters. 

The Cyclones continued to dominate in the fourth quarter en route to their fourth conference win of the season. Iowa State finished the night shooting 30-for-68 and Burkhall posted a game-high 13 rebounds, 11 of which game in the first half. Camber finished the night with 21 points. 

Iowa State has a week off before it hosts Oklahoma State next Saturday at 6:30 p.m.