DES MOINES – Iowa State was a step behind Drake all game Thursday in an 83-80 loss.

Cyclone coach Bill Fennelly said he told his team that one or two plays change the game. One of the biggest game-changing plays was when Iowa State was up 80-76 and Drake’s Maddie Monahan made an and-1 3-pointer. Iowa State’s Claire Rickets was a step late on the closeout and she fouled Monahan on the shot.

Drake, on offense, got out in transition, made the extra pass and beat Iowa State to the spot.

Iowa State knew Drake was going to get out and run, but the Cyclones still failed to get back, even after made baskets.

“It’s something we worked on in practice and you just have to stay active on defense and don’t fall asleep and that happened a little too often to us,” Adriana Camber said.

On defense, the Bulldogs’ matchup zone caused fits for the Cyclones, who had a hard time getting the ball inside.

“They were active,” Bridget Carleton said. “They knew where everyone was on the court and it made it tough to make plays out of it.”

Even though Iowa State was slow at times, both offensively and defensively, Fennelly was happy with the way his team competed.

The Cyclones were down 16 points with 3:44 left in the fourth quarter. They came storming back and even took a four-point lead.

Carleton, Camber and Emily Durr all hit clutch shots in that time. Carleton finished the game with 19 points and seven rebounds, Durr finished with 21 points and Camber finished with 16 points, all of which came in the second half.

Drake 83, Iowa St. 80

IOWA STATE (3-3) — Camber 6-9 0-0 16, Burkhall 2-3 0-0 4, Durr 8-15 0-2 21, Carleton 7-20 3-3, Scott 1-6 0-0 3, Wise 3-8 0-0 3, Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Washington 0-0 0-0 0, Kennedy-Hopoate 2-7 3-4 7, Ricketts 1-1 0-1 2. Totals 30-71 6-10 80

DRAKE (4-3) — Jonas 1-2 1-2 3, Rhine 10-14 2-2, Monahan 2-2 2-2 7, Hittner 3-8 2-3, Bachrodt 5-10 0-0 12, Rose 1-1 0-0 3, Greiner 1-1 0-0 3, Dean 6-14 1-2 16, Miller 3-5 0-0 7. Totals 32-57 8-11 83.

Halftime—Drake 41-31. 3-point goals—Iowa St. 14-31 (Durr 5-11, Camber 4-5, Carleton 2-6, Wise 2-5, Scott 1-2, Johnson 0-2), Drake 11-27 (Dean 3-10, Bachrodt 2-6, Rhine 2-3, Miller 1-3, Monahan 1-1, Rose 1-1, Greiner 1-1, Hittner 0-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Iowa St. 37 (Carleton 7), Drake 31 (Rhine 6). Assists—Iowa St. 14 (Carleton 5), Drake 27 (Monahan 6). Total fouls—Iowa St. 16, Drake 17. A—3,2,12.

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