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 is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.