NCAA Women's Basketball

Ryan, Donarski lead No. 13 Iowa State women past Red Raiders

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Emily Ryan scored 20 points with seven assists, Lexi Donarski added 19 points and No. 13 Iowa State cruised to an 88-65 win over Texas Tech on Saturday.

Ashley Joens had 16 points for the Cyclones (18-3, 7-2 Big 12 Conference) and Beatriz Jordao and Nyamer Diew combined for 21 off the bench with Jordao grabbing eight rebounds.

Iowa State was 10 of 18 from 3-point range, led by Ryan's 4 for 4 performance, and shot 55% (32 of 58) overall.

Taylah Thomas scored 22 points for the Red Raiders (9-11, 2-7), who have lost four straight - the last two against ranked opponents, since beating No. 25 Kansas State. Vivian Gray added 17 points.

Iowa State took a 24-22 lead after a fast-paced first quarter that saw both teams shoot better than 60% and combined to make all five of their 3-point attempts.

The game was tied at 26 when Diew scored the first five points and Donarski the next four in an 11-0 run. Ryan scored seven-straight Iowa State points and Donarski's basket at the buzzer was good for a 44-34 halftime lead.

A 17-2 run in the third quarter broke the game open. Donarski had 10 points in the quarter as the Cyclones again shot better than 60%.


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Updated January 29, 2022

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