Idaho freshman Taylor Pierce made a school-record nine 3-pointers and finished with 27 points as the Vandals routed Iowa State, a perennial NCAA Tournament team, 97-65 at the Cancun Challenge Saturday in Cancun, Mexico.
Idaho also matched the school record for 3-pointers with 17, which was set earlier this season.
The Vandals’ Geraldine McCorkell added 24 points and 12 rebounds and Connie Ballestero chipped in 12 points and eight assists.
Seanna Johnson had 28 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead the Cyclones (2-3).
Idaho (5-1) hosts Northwest Christian on Wednesday.
Eagles fall to Creighton in OT
Lauren Works made a lay-in with 23 seconds left to force overtime and Creighton pulled away in the extra frame to beat Eastern Washington 66-60 at the Lone Star Showcase in Austin, Texas.
Audrey Faber missed a lay-in with 4 seconds left that would have given the Bluejays (4-2) the lead.
Jade Owens scored five points in overtime, including three free throws in the final 34 seconds to seal the win.
Mariah Cunningham led the Eagles (3-4) with 14 points, Hayley Hodgins had 13 and Ashli Payne chipped in eight points and 10 rebounds.
EWU hosts Utah Valley on Thursday.
Cloninger, Norman lead NIC past NIC All Stars
Shelby Cloninger scored 21 points and Ebony Norman added 19 points and seven rebounds as North Idaho routed the North Idaho All Stars 97-65 in a nonconference game in Coeur d’Alene.
The Cardinals won the rebounding battle 57-30 and had a 15-3 advantage in points-off-turnovers.
Sydney Butler scored 17 points and Kama Griffitts added 14 for the NIC All Stars.
North Idaho plays Community Colleges of Spokane Tuesday at Spokane Falls Community College.
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