Women's Basketball

WBB: Cyclones top Texas Tech to snap four-game losing streak

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletics Communications.

LUBBOCK, Texas – Iowa State (8-9, 2-4 Big 12) snapped a four-game losing skid with a 66-54 win over Texas Tech (6-11, 0-6 Big 12) Saturday night at United Supermarkets Arena. The Cyclone effort was led by discipline with the ball, as ISU finished with a season-low seven turnovers. This was ISU’s first win in Lubbock since 2014.

A 10-0 run in the first quarter gave Iowa State a lead it would not concede. The Cyclone effort saw three in double figures, led by 17 from Madison Wise, 15 from Emily Durr and 12 by Bridget Carleton

How It Happened
The Lady Raiders was the first on the board with a 3-pointer, but the Cyclones countered with a 10-0 run, which was kick-started by seven-straight points from Bridget Carleton to push ahead 10-3. The Cyclones were able to hit some shots, draining a quartet of fourth-quarter threes, and was able to take advantage of eight TTU turnovers to build an 11-point first quarter lead.

ISU’s lead moved up to 18 as the Lady Raiders were kept off the board for the first 3:30 of the second period. The Cyclones were able to balance out the scoring in the first period, with Carleton and Emily Durrgetting 10 each, and freshmen Rae Johnson and Madison Wise racking up nine apiece. Johnson hit a trey in the final seconds of the half to return the Cyclone lead to 18 at 42-24.

The Cyclones would see its lead grow to as many as 21 points in the early portions of the fourth quarter. TTU brought the ISU lead down to 12 points in the dying moments, but the Cyclones were well enough ahead to bring the victory back to Ames.

Players of Note
Madison Wise got into double figures for the first time in 2018, as she finished with 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting. She also grabbed five rebounds.

Emily Durr did a little bit of everything for ISU, as she finished with 15 points, including three 3-pointers, six rebounds and five assists.

Bridget Carleton is now 17-for-17 scoring in double figures this season, as she got another 12 in Lubbock. She also had six rebounds and three steals for the Cyclones.

Cyclone Quick Hits
*Iowa State has hit a 3-pointer in an NCAA-record 721-straight games.
*Madison Wise posted 17 points, her eighth game in double figures.
*Emily Durr notched 15 points, her seventh game of the season in double figures and 28th of her career.
*Bridget Carleton had 12 points, her 59th career game in double figures. She has recorded at least 10 points in all 17 games this season.

Up Next
Iowa State returns to Hilton Coliseum on Wednesday for a showdown against No. 5. The Cyclones and Lady Bears will tip off at 8 p.m., with FSN televising the contest.

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.