CHATHAM, ONTARIO, Canada – Iowa State (5-0) continues its undefeated start of the season by cruising past the Eastern Michigan Eagles in senior Bridget Carleton’s homecoming by a score of 85-59.
Although Carleton found herself in early foul trouble, she was still able to score 17 points and haul in nine boards. Adriana Camber provided 15 points off the bench and Kristin Scott recorded a double-double adding 11 points and 11 rebounds on the night.
How It Happened
Iowa State scored 24 points without their leading scorer Bridget Carleton in the first quarter. With Carleton out in foul trouble, ISU shot lights out as Adriana Camber dialed up three triples. The team only missed three shots shooting 9-of-12) from the field. Iowa State also added 16 bench points in the first quarter, but couldn’t shake the eagles early as Juanita Agosto and Courtnie Lewis both added seven points only giving ISU a 24-19 lead.
The Cyclones maintained their lead throughout the second quarter. A Kristin Scott layup extended the lead to 37-27 with 2:04 left in the half to give them their highest lead of the game. After the fantastic shooting performance in the first, the Eastern Michigan defense held the Cyclones to just 5 of 15 shooting to finish the half. At the end of the half, Camber led the way with nine points, followed by Scott and Alexa Middleton adding eight a piece.
The flood gates opened in the third as ISU scored 33 points and shooting 11-of-20 from the field. ISU went on multiple runs in the third quarter opening up with a 10-2 run followed by a 12-0 run to close the quarter. Scott, Carleton, Middleton and Ashley Joens all entered double figures as ISU climbed to a 70-43 lead heading into the final quarter.
ISU added 15 more points in the fourth quarter, but the game was already out of reach. Camber added two more threes before the game ended. The Cyclones outplayed their opponent in the second half outscoring Eastern Michigan 48-30 and won by a score of 85-59.
Players of Note
Adriana Camber used five treys to tally her season high 15 points. This is the first time this season she has scored in double figures.
Alexa Middleton tallied 14 points in the contest which is the first time she has been in double figures for the Cyclones in her career.
Kristin Scott scored 11 points and brought down 11 rebound for her first double-double of the season. This was also the fifth time in her career she has scored double digit points.
Bridget Carleton had another stat stuffing performance tallying 17 points, nine rebounds, three assists and four blocks. Carleton has now moved into 11th all-time in scoring passing Janel Grimm and Lyndsey Medders. She has also moved into 7th all-time in blocks with 94 in her career.
Iowa State will travel to Vermillion, S.D. for its first true road game of the season. The Cyclones will battle the South Dakota Coyotes a week from today with tip off at 7 p.m.