ISU women take down Kansas, win 20th game

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Nikki Moody led five Iowa State players in double-figures with 18 points and freshman Jadda Buckley chipped in 16 points and seven assists as the Cyclone women’s basketball team won its 20th game of the year Saturday, beating rival Kansas, 87-79, at Allen Fieldhouse.

Hallie Christofferson and Seanna Johnson each scored 17 points and Brynn Williamson rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 as the Cyclones won despite being outrebounded 37-21.

Kansas (12-17, 5-12) also hit 11 3-pointers and had four in double-figures but couldn’t overcome 19 turnovers. Chelsea Gardner had 19 points and 10 rebounds, while CeCe Harper added 14 points, 10 assists and six rebounds to lead the Jayhawks in the loss.

The Cyclones (20-8, 9-8) shot a blistering 56 percent from the floor, were 8-of-18 from long range and made 17-of-18 at the foul line and that helped overcome the rebounding disparity and a one-point halftime deficit.

Iowa State outscored Kansas 44-30 in the paint and scored 24 points off the Kansas miscues.

The largest lead for either team was Iowa’s State nine-point advantage late in the first half.

The game was tied 11 times and there were 10 lead changes.

Asia Boyd had 18 points and nine rebounds for Kansas, who shot 49 percent from the floor and was 11-of-25 from long range. Natalie Knight also had 18 points in the loss.