No. 13 Iowa State women's basketball cruises past Kansas behind 37 points from Joens sisters

·1 min read

Iowa State rebounded from its weekend disappointment, with the No. 13 Cyclones women's basketball program racing past Kansas 77-62 on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

Iowa State (17-3, 6-2), coming off back-to-back Big 12 losses to ranked opponents Texas and Baylor, raced out to a double-digit lead after the first quarter against Kansas behind two 3-pointers apiece from sisters Ashley and Aubrey Joens.

Kansas (12-5, 3-4 in Big 12) tightened the game to 40-33 at half, but the Cyclones pushed the lead to 19 points in the third quarter by shutting down the Jayhawks' offense (23.5 percent shooting).

The Joens' sisters combined for 37 points (Ashley with 21 points, Aubrey with 16), while Emily Ryan had 14 points and nine assists.

Kansas guard Zakiyah Franklin led the Jayhawks with 14 points and four assists.

Iowa State travels to Texas Tech to play next on Saturday, while Kansas plays the same day at Oklahoma State.

This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: Iowa State women's basketball beats Kansas, improves to 6-2 in Big 12

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting