Women’s basketball snaps losing streak


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Seanna Johnson, junior guard, scored 10 points and 10 total rebounds at the women’s basketball game against University of Kansas on Jan. 9 at Hilton Coliseum. ISU won 65-49.

Trey Alessio

The ISU women’s basketball team’s last win came against Kansas on Jan. 9 at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones took its first win in five games Tuesday night in Lawrence, Kan., 63-53. 

Iowa State started on an early 9-0 run in the first quarter. The Jayhawks made a comeback to end Iowa State’s run and nailed a buzzer-beater to tie the game at 13 going into the first intermission. 

The Cyclones also only shot 20 percent from behind the arc in the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, it was a back-and-forth affair between both teams. Iowa State missed some free throws, which allowed Kansas to pick up some momentum. The Jayhawks went on a 10-0 run to end the first half with a 28-18 lead against the Cyclones.

Iowa State’s offensive funk continued in the first half, finishing 26.9 percent from the field and 14.3 percent from 3-point range. 

The Cyclones chipped away at the Jayhawks lead throughout the third quarter. Iowa State jumped to a six-point lead but went into the fourth quarter with a 43-38 lead.

Iowa State came out firing in the fourth quarter, but Kansas tied it up at 45-45 about a minute in. From there on out, the Cyclones put their foot on the gas pedal and didn’t look back. They got up to a 10-point lead, which would remain until the end of the game.

Guard Seanna Johnson led Iowa State with 20 points. Buckley played the role of facilitator and scorer as she notched a double-double with 14 points and 11 assists. Freshman Meredith Burkhall also recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds, a career high.