Women's Basketball

WBB: Cyclones roll past Texas State in Cancun

The Iowa State women’s basketball team got back on track in their first game in the Cancun Challenge by picking up an 83-61 win over Texas State on Thanksgiving morning. 

The Cyclones (2-1) were led by a career day from center Bryanna Fernstrom. The sophomore scored 25 points, which tied her career high. Fernstrom also grabbed 10 rebounds after making her first start of the season. It was Fernstrom’s second double-double of her career.

Junior forward Seanna Johnson continued to be the jack of all trades for this team by scoring 19 points with 11 rebounds while dishing out five assists.

It was an all-around balanced effort for Iowa State with all five of their starters scoring at least seven points.

Junior Jadda Buckley added seven points, six assists and five rebounds while senior Kidd Blaskowsky, 14 points and four 3-pointers. Freshman Bridget Carleton added 11 points and six rebounds for ISU’s top group.

The Cyclones shot 49 percent from the field and knocked down 10 3-pointers as they bounced back from their loss to Drake nearly two weeks ago.

The Iowa State women will be back in action Friday at 12:30 p.m. when they take on No. 15 Duke in their second game in Cancun. They will round out their trip by taking on Idaho at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. 

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.