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No. 11 Iowa State Takes First Loss to OSU, 69-62

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Release: 01/11/2014
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AMES, Iowa – The No. 11 Iowa State women’s basketball team (14-1, 3-1 Big 12) dropped its first game of the 2013-14 season to No. 15 Oklahoma State (14-1, 3-1 Big 12) at Hilton Coliseum Saturday evening, 69-62. The loss ended Iowa State’s longest winning-steak in school history and its run of most victories to start the season at 14 games each.

Iowa State was led by a 20 point, 10 rebound performance by Hallie Christofferson for her 16th career double-double.

How It Happened:
It was a tightly contested battle right from the start as the game featured six first-half lead changes. The Cyclones held a 23-17 lead in the rebounding game with a game-high seven boards in the first half by senior Hallie Christofferson. Iowa State would enter the locker room clinging to a 32-29 lead with six different Cyclones putting points on the scoreboard.

It would be Oklahoma State who would break things open early in the second half. The Cowgirls would grab as much as a 10-point lead with 12 minutes left, forcing the Cyclones to play catch up. Iowa State would come within three late in the game as Seanna Johnson knocked down a pair of free throws to make it 63-60, but Oklahoma State never let up the pressure and the Cowgirls handed ISU its first loss of the season.  

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Game Ball Goes To…
Hallie Christofferson.  Christofferson scored 11 of Iowa State’s first 13 points in the second half as the senior kept the Cyclones within reach of Oklahoma State. Christofferson would end the night with her 16th career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Quick Hits:
*The loss ended Iowa State’s school record winning streak and run of most wins to start a season at 14.
*Iowa State has outrebounded 14 of its 15 opponents this season.
*Hallie Christofferson scored 20 points against OSU, the 10th 20-point performance of the season and 24th of her career.
*Christofferson’s 20 point, 10 rebound night marked the 16th double-double of her Iowa State career.
*Seanna Johnson had her second career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

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Next Up:
Iowa State concludes its three-game home stand when it takes on West Virginia on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum.
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