Cyclones destroyed by Baylor 89-49


By Garrett Kroeger/Iowa State Daily [email protected]

Bridget Carleton looks to pass the ball in Iowa State’s win over North Carolina Central.

Noah Rohlfing

It was a bad night for the Cyclones. A really bad night.

The No. 6 Baylor Bears (13-1, 3-0 Big 12) got whatever it wanted against Iowa State (7-7, 1-2 Big 12) on Wednesday night as the Bears steamrolled the Cyclones 89-49.

From the start, Baylor was on the front foot, jumping out to a 7-0 lead within three minutes of tip-off. Baylor center Kalani Brown was an impact player from the start despite being held under her season average and scoring only 13 points. The Bears led 24-6 after one quarter. 

The second quarter was more of the same as Baylor’s lead ballooned to 36 points by the halftime whistle. The Cyclones struggled to contain Baylor’s guards, as the Bears shot 12-for-23 from 3-point range.

In the third, junior guard Bridget Carleton hit double digits in points, continuing her season-long streak. Carleton finished with 15 points and five rebounds. Senior guard Emily Durr joined Carleton in double figures with 10 points. The Cyclones shot 28.6 percent from the floor and only had five assists all game. 

As the game wound down, both teams pulled starters and Iowa State outscored the Bears 21-17, but the outcome of the game had been decided for some time.

Next up for the Cyclones is another road test against No. 12 West Virginia (13-2, 1-2 Big 12) on Sunday, Jan. 7. Tip-off from Morgantown, West Virginia, is scheduled for 1 p.m.