No. 17 Iowa State Handles No. 21 Iowa 83-70
AMES, Iowa – The No. 17 Iowa State women’s basketball team (9-0, 0-0 Big 12) used a 24-7 first-half run to get out to a 30-15 lead over the No. 21 Iowa Hawkeyes (10-2, 0-0 Big Ten). Brynn Williamson hit five three-pointers in the first stanza, pacing the Cyclone effort.
How It Happened:
With just under 16 minutes remaining in the first half, Iowa State trailed Iowa 8-6. The Cyclones then scored seven unanswered points, highlighted by back-to-back treys from Williamson. The Cyclones took an 11-point lead, holding the Hawkeyes to just one field goal over the next 12 minutes and 58 seconds. Iowa State went into halftime leading 41-28.
The Cyclone women came out firing in the second half and got off to a quick 11-4 run, stretching the lead to a game-high 20 points. Hallie Christofferson scored 18 points while grabbing 14 rebounds to notch her third double-double of the season and the 14th of her career. Seanna Johnson also worked her way to her fourth double-figure rebounding effort, grabbing 15 boards to go with seven points. Jadda Buckley added 19 points of her own, marking a career high for the freshman.
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Game Ball Goes To…
Brynn Williamson. Williamson scored a career-high 21 points on 5-12 shooting from behind the arc, while adding five rebounds. The Kansas City, Mo., native drilled five three-pointers in the first half, four of which coming during a critical 24-7 Cyclone run.
*The Cyclones are 9-0 at home against the Hawkeyes under head coach Bill Fennelly
*Three Cyclones (Williamson, Buckley and Christofferson) scored in double-figures for the eigth times this season.
*Brynn Williamson scored a career-high 21 points on 5-12 shooting from behind the arc.
*Hallie Christofferson notched her third double-double on the season and fourteenth of her career with 18 points and 14 rebounds.
*Seanna Johnson recorded 16 rebounds, notching her fourth double-digit rebounding effort of the season, while adding seven points. Johnson averaged 13.3 rpg against in-state rivals (11 vs. Drake, 13 vs. UNI and 16 vs. Iowa)
*Freshman Jadda Buckley scored a career-high 19 points for her fourth double-digit scoring effort on the year, shooting 14-16 from the line.
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The Cyclones take on Holy Cross in the Cyclone Challenge on Saturday, Dec. 28 in Hilton Coliseum. The game is set to tip off at 3:30 p.m. CT and will be shown on Cyclones.tv.