The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications.
CANCUN, Mexico – Iowa State’s women’s basketball team (2-2 overall, 0-0 Big 12) fell to No. 15 Duke (5-1, 0-0 ACC), 86-48, in the second game of the Cancun Challenge in Cancun, Mexico.
How it Happened…
Iowa State took a 9-4 lead early in the first quarter, but the Duke offense finally began to hit its stride and went on a 12-0 run to take a 16-9 lead as the Iowa State offense sputtered. The Blue Devils would charge out to as much as a 17-point lead in the first half and head to the locker room with a 39-24 lead. Bryanna Fernstrom led Iowa State with 10 points off 5-of-6 shooting. She also grabbed four rebounds and denied two shots.
Iowa State would not be able to regain momentum after a physical first half and third quarter. Duke would close the third quarter with an 18-point lead, 47-29. The Blue Devils would maintain a 20-point lead for much of the fourth quarter and go on to defeat the Cyclones 86-48.
Iowa State struggled on the boards as the blue Devils outrebounded the Cyclones, 50-33. Iowa State also struggled from long range netting just two 3-pointers.
Cyclone Game Ball Goes to…
Bryanna Fernstrom. Fernstrom was a bright side for the Cyclones offense as the 6-5 center from Center City, Minn. tallied 15 points for her second-straight game in double-figures.
Cyclone Quick Hits
*Bryanna Fernstrom scored in double figures for the 12th time in her career.
*Iowa State is now 0-3 all-time against Duke.
*Iowa State has now hit a 3-pointer in 647-straight games.
Iowa State takes on Idaho in the final game of the Cancun Challenge. The Cyclones and Vandals will square off tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT. Fans can follow the action on the live stream and on Twitter (@CycloneWBB).