Iowa State suffers its first loss of the season to the UNI Panthers


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Junior guard Bridget Carleton attempts to bring the ball up the court during Iowa State’s 57-53 loss to Northern Iowa. 

Garrett Kroeger

The Iowa State women’s basketball suffered its first loss of the season in brutal fashion Tuesday night, as it took on the UNI Panthers on the road.

Junior Bridget Carleton had a chance to tie the ball game at 55 apiece with less than 10 seconds remaining. However, her attempt rimmed in and out and the Panthers grabbed the rebound. 

Cyclones went on to lose 57-53 to the Panthers.

While it may have seemed like a close defeat, overall, it was an ugly game for Iowa State. The Cardinal and Gold were plagued by mistakes, as they committed 14 turnovers and 15 fouls. Not only that, but the Cyclones couldn’t convert their free throws, as they only made 56 percent of them (9-of-16).

Carleton was the lone Cyclone in double-digit points with 18 points. The next leading scorer for Bill Fennelly’s squad was Nia Washington with eight.

Iowa State will have six days to regroup as it will return home to Hilton Coliseum on Monday to take on the University of Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos.