No. 2 Baylor stifles Cyclones


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Iowa State redshirt junior Jadda Buckley loads up a pass early in the game versus the TCU Horned Frogs. Buckley now ranks 27th on ISU’s career scoring chart with 1,069 points.

Aaron Marner

Iowa State fell to No. 2 Baylor Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum 83-52.

In the first quarter, the Cyclones (12-10, 3-8 Big 12) played close with the Lady Bears (22-1, 11-0 Big 12). Thanks to a hot start by Jadda Buckley, Iowa State trailed by just two points after the first 10 minutes.

Baylor began to pull away at the end of the second quarter. A 12-4 run to end the half helped Baylor take a 38-31 lead into the halftime break. Buckley led Iowa State with 13 first half points.

Iowa State’s two leading scorers, Seanna Johnson and Bridget Carleton, were held to just four points apiece in the first half.

Baylor pulled away with a 7-0 run to start the second half, forcing Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly to call a timeout with his team trailing 45-31.

Iowa State lost the third quarter 21-6 as Baylor took a 59-37 lead into the final quarter.

Buckley, who was held scoreless in the second half, led Iowa State with 13 points. Johnson, Carleton and Emily Durr all finished with seven. Freshman guard Nia Washington tallied six points in the fourth quarter.