Christofferson, Johnson Lead Cyclones to Vegas Win
LAS VEGAS – Behind 20-point performances by Hallie Christofferson and Seanna Johnson the 23rd-ranked Iowa State women’s basketball team (5-0, 0-0 Big 12) downed Eastern Washington (0-4, 0-0 Big Sky) 88-60 at South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. With the win, Iowa State improved to 5-0 on the season.
How it Happened:
Iowa State used a 20-point first-half performance by Hallie Christofferson to lead Eastern Washington 50-27 at the half. As a team, the Cyclones shot 53 percent from the field and went a perfect 10-of-10 from the line in the first half. The 23-point deficit was too much for the Eagles to overcome as they entered the second-half. EWU would never take the lead in the game.
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Game Ball Goes To...
Hallie Christofferson and Seanna Johnson. Christofferson netted her fifth-consecutive 20-point game while playing just 21 minutes. The Hamlin, Iowa native went 9-of-14 from the field and grabbed six boards as well.
Freshman Seanna Johnson nabbed a career-high 20 points with eight rebounds. She also went a career-best 11-of-12 from the line. Her 20-point effort was her third-consecutive game in double figures.
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Cyclone Quick Hits
*Hallie Christofferson recorded her 19th career 20-point game.
*Christofferson is the fourth player in ISU women's basketball history to score 20+ points in five consecutive games (Angie Welle , 2002; Lindsey Wilson, 2003; Kelsey Bolte, 2011).
*Christofferson moved up to 15th on ISU's career scoring chart (1,265), passing Nicky Wieben (1,248; 2006-09).
*Seven different players made a three-pointer tonight, matching a season high.
*This is the first time ISU has won three consecutive games away from Hilton Coliseum since Nov. 21-26, 2010.
*This is the first time ISU has won three consecutive games by 25+ points since Dec. 12-29, 2010.
*Seanna Johnson recorded a career-high 20 points and dished out a career-high five assists.
*Madison Baier pulled down a career-best eight rebounds
Fan Tweet of the Game
After each game, one tweet will be chose as the “Fan Tweet of the Game”. Fans are encouraged to tweet @CycloneWBB during the match, and visit cyclones.com after each match to see if their tweet was chosen as “Fan Tweet of the Match”.
Iowa State plays its final game as a part of the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas, Nev., taking on Auburn tomorrow at 9:30 CT. Fans can follow the action on Cyclones.com and on Twitter using the hashtag #VivaLasCyclones and following the general account @CycloneWBB.