ISU women’s basketball has a 3-point party in win over Concordia-St. Paul


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Freshman Meredith Burkhall makes a move to the basket in the team’s exhibition game against Concordia St. Paul on Nov. 8. 

Trey Alessio

The Lowdown

The ISU women’s basketball team finished its second and final exhibition game of the season with a 77-51 win over Concordia-St. Paul on Sunday at Hilton Coliseum.

The Golden Bears hung with the Cyclones for a quarter as Iowa State only led 12-6 after one, but turned it on from behind the arc in the second quarter and increased its lead to 27-14 heading into halftime.

Iowa State went 7-for-16 from three in the first half and didn’t look back. It finished 10-for-25 from three as a team. Junior Seanna Johnson led the Cyclones from three-point land, finishing with 14 points — including nine from behind the arc.

The turning point in the game came when Johnson, sophomore Emily Durr hit back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers in the second quarter for Iowa State.


Johnson led Iowa State with 14 points. She also went 3-for-4 from behind the arc, the best mark for the Cyclones on the day. Johnson also contributed on the boards with eight rebounds and in the passing game with five assists. ISU coach Bill Fennelly said Johnson’s versatility will be important to the team’s success this year.

By the Numbers

30 — 30 of Iowa State’s 77 points came from 3-point land. The Cyclones went 10-for-25 from three as a team.

34 — Iowa State won its 34th consecutive exhibition game on Sunday.

24 — Johnson only played 24 minutes but found early success from three. Fennelly said they wanted to manage her minutes in an attempt to get her to 100 percent health.

5 — Five ISU players — Durr, Johnson, Jadda Buckley, Meredith Burkhall and Bryanna Fernstrom — finished the day in double figures. Blaskowsky was three points away from notching a double-double. She scored eight points and snagged 11 rebounds.

Freshman TeeTee Starks sat out again on Sunday due to a concussion.

Up Next

Iowa State will take on Hampton in its first regular season game of the year Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum.