AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (16-9, 12-6 Big 12) cruised to an 83-53 win over Kansas (7-16, 3-14 Big 12) Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum.
Iowa State shook off the rust in the second quarter with a decisive 16-2 run and never looked back en route to its eighth 12-win league slate in the Big 12 era.
The usual suspects led the way. All-America candidate Ashley Joens notched her 11th double-double of the season with 23 points and 14 boards, leading the Cyclones in both categories. It was her 19th 20-point effort of the season.
Senior Kristin Scott exited Hilton Coliseum on a high note with 15 points on 3-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc. She also had eight caroms. Rookie Lexi Donarski added 11 points behind a trio of 3-pointers.
As a team, the Cyclones notched their 12th game with 10 or more 3-pointers, connecting on 13 shots from downtown.
Iowa State started slow, but rallied late in the second quarter to take a 38-27 halftime lead. The Cyclones closed the first half on a 16-2 run behind Joens and Scott, who had 15 and 13 points, respectively, at the break.
The Cyclones increased their lead to 16 points early in the third quarter with an Aubrey Joens trey and led 56-37 with 10 minutes remaining.
Iowa State travels to Kansas City to participate in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. The Cyclones will play on March 12 vs. a team yet to be determined.