Cyclone women top UNI

AMES — The senior duo of Jadda Buckley and Seanna Johnson guided Iowa State to a 76-68 victory over UNI Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum.
The win moves the Cyclones to 2-0 on the season, while the Panthers suffered their first loss to drop to 1-1 on the campaign.
Buckley led all scorers with 25 points, her fourth career game over 20 points, while Johnson posted 15 points and a career-best 18 rebounds. Bridget Carleton joined the duo in double figures with 14.
Both teams struggled to put the ball in the basket, as neither team could muster a shooting percentage above 35 percent in the early goings. The Cyclones took an 8-5 lead on a Bridget Carleton 3-pointer, which the Cyclones were able to make 17-11 on the first basket of the second quarter by Adriana Camber. However, the Panthers fought back to 19-19 on a 3-pointer from Angie Davison.
It served as a wake-up call for the home team, who ran off a 7-2 run to get back ahead 26-21 on a TeeTee Starks free throw. The lead moved up to 31-23 on another Camber 3-pointer, but the Panthers were able to cut the advantage back down to four at 34-30 on a bucket from Hannah Schonhardt.
A 3-pointer from Carleton opened the third quarter on a strong note for ISU, but the Panthers were able to battle to a tie score again at 43-43 when Schonhardt made another basket. The game’s critical run came at 45-45, when the Cyclones went on a 9-2 run to close third quarter, making 6-of-6 from the charity stripe to be ahead 54-47 at the quarter break.
From there, ISU was able to guide it home, bumping up the advantage to as many as 10 points at 61-51. UNI made a push back with back-to-back 3-pointers to cut the advantage to four. The Cyclones had enough to seal the deal, as Johnson stepped up with an old-fashioned three-point play to push the lead back to 68-59 and give ISU the needed gap for victory.
UNI was led by senior Madison Weekly, who scored 15 points, adding a career-high seven assists.
Hannah Schonhardt chipped in a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds while Angie Davison scored a career-high 12 points.
Manson Northwest Webster graduate Ellie Herzberg rounded out UNI’s double-digit scorers with 12 of her own.

IOWA STATE 76, NORTHERN IOWA 68
Iowa StATE — Buckley 8-12 8-8 25, Johnson 4-9 6-7 15, Carleton 3-9 6-6 14, Bowe 2-4 3-4 8, Camber 2-2 0-0 5, Burkhall 2-6 0-1 4, Starks 1-6 1-2 3, Durr 1-5 0-0 2, Ricketts 0-0 0-0 0, Washington 0-3 0-0 0, Totals 23-56 24-28 76.
Northern Iowa — Weekly 5-13 5-6 15, Davison 3-6 4-4 12, Herzberg 5-13 1-2 12, Schonhardt 4-9 0-0 10, Morgan 2-3 3-4 8, Maahs 3-6 0-0 7, Hagen 1-6 0-0 2, Kirkpatrick 1-3 0-0 2, Hillyard 0-2 0-0 0, Totals 24-61 13-16 68.
Iowa St    15    19    20    22    — 76
N. Iowa    11    19    17    21    — 68
3-Point Goals–Iowa St 6-17 (Carleton 2-4, Bowe 1-2, Buckley 1-2, Camber 1-1, Johnson 1-2, Durr 0-3, Starks 0-1, Washington 0-2), N. Iowa 7-29 (Davison 2-5, Schonhardt 2-6, Herzberg 1-3, Maahs 1-3, Morgan 1-2, Hagen 0-3, Hillyard 0-1, Kirkpatrick 0-1, Weekly 0-5).  Assists–Iowa St 11 (Buckley 5), N. Iowa 14 (Weekly 7).  Fouled Out–Iowa St Starks, N. Iowa Maahs, Morgan.  Rebounds–Iowa St 39 (Johnson 18), N. Iowa 35 (Schonhardt 12).  Total Fouls–Iowa St 20, N. Iowa 20. A–10,063.