AMES (ISU) — Brynn Williamson was 5-of-5 from beyond the three-point line and had 17 points and 7 rebounds as the Iowa State women’s basketball team (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) beat North Dakota (0-2, 0-0 Big Sky), 73-34 on Sunday in Hilton Coliseum.
Williamson, a sophomore, put up career-highs in points, rebounds, blocked shots (3), assists (5) and three-pointers made (5).
The Cyclones jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead, holding UND scoreless for the first 6:11 of the half. The fast start was a sign of good things to come, as Iowa State continued to expand their behind an efficient shooting effort, hitting 17-of-24 shots from the field in the first half. Behind their 71 percent shooting clip in the half, the Cyclones headed to the the locker room at halftime with a 41-15 lead, lead by Williamson with 11 points on 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the three-point line.
The second half was more of the same for Iowa State, as Williamson and the Cyclones continued a hot shooting performance while the defense caused North Dakota to struggle offensively.
Emiah Bingley was another bright spot for the Cyclones, with an impressive second half effort in which she scored 10 of her career-high 16 points. Bingley scored her 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the game.
Four Cyclones ended the game in double figures, including Williamson’s 17 and Bingley’s 16. Hallie Christofferson had 12 points and eight rebounds, followed by 10 points for Prins.
The Cyclones shot 57 percent from the field for the game, while holding North Dakota to just 17 percent. Iowa State also owned the glass, and had a 48-28 rebounding advantage.
The Cyclones will be back in action on Friday to take on Loyola Marymount at the Junkanoo Jam on the Grand Bahama Island at 3:30 p.m. CST.