Drake holds off ISU women

DES MOINES — The Drake women’s basketball got clutch baskets down the stretch from Sara Rhine and Brenni Rose to hold off an Iowa State comeback and defeat the Cyclones 86-81 on Sunday.

ISU trailed by as much as 17 points before storming back behind Ashley Joens and Kristin Scott.

The Cyclones got to within 76-75 before Rhine scored inside with 2 minutes, 27 seconds to go. Rose followed with a 3-point field goal and Rhine scored inside to make it 83-75 with a minute remaining.

Rhine led both teams with 23 points. Drake (2-0) also got 13 points each from Maddie Monahan and Becca Hittner and 11 from Kierra Collier.

Scott led the Cyclones with 22, including two 3-pointers in the final minute. Joens made just one of her first seven shots before finishing with 18 points.

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