Women's Basketball

Moody’s triple-double leads ISU to dominant win in California

The Iowa State women’s basketball team moved to 4-0 on Friday afternoon after a dominant 84-63 win over Wyoming in the Cyclones’ first game in the St. Mary’s Thanksgiving Tournament in Moraga, Calif. 

The Cyclones were led by senior guard Nikki Moody, who finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Moody is the first Iowa State player with a triple-double since Alison Lacey did it againt Iowa in 2009. 

Senior forward Brynn Williamson tied her career-high of 21 points while also grabbing five rebounds for the Cyclones. Williamson has now scored in double-figures in all four of Iowa State’s games this season.

Junior forward Seanna Johnson picked up her second double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds, while also dishing out five assists. 

Freshman center Bryanna Fernstrom added 11 points and seven rebounds to give the Cyclones four double-figures scorers on the day. Iowa State has now had four or more double-figure scorers in all four of their games this season. 

Iowa State shot 46 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range with 10 made threes. 

The Iowa State women will be back in action Saturday, Nov. 29, when they take on tournament host St. Mary’s at 4:30 p.m. 

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.