No. 14 Iowa State women beat Southern 96-55


AMES, Iowa (AP) — Aubrey Joens hit 5 3-pointers for the second-straight game and increased her career best to 21 points to lead No. 14 Iowa State to a 96-55 win over Southern on Sunday.

Big sister Ashley Joens added 16 points, Lexie Donarski 15 and Nyamer Diew 13 off the bench for the Cyclones (4-0). Emily Ryan had a career high 13 assists and nine points.

Donarski and Ashley Joens had three 3-pointers as Iowa State was 16-34 from distance and shot 48% overall. Aubrey Jones matched her career high with nine rebounds as the Cyclones won the boards 49-34.

Nakia Kincey paced the Jaguars (0-4) with 12 points. They went 4 of 17 behind the arc and shot 29% overall.

The Cyclones made eight free throws in less than five minutes, Aubrey Joens, Ryan and Diew had 3-pointers and the Cyclones opened a 19-6 lead. With the last five points of the first quarter and Donarski’s 3-pointer to start the second, it was 27-10. Donarski closed the half with a 3-pointer for a 45-22 lead.

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