Christofferson Powers Cyclones Past the Titans
How it Happened:
The Cyclones were held to a season-low 27 points in the first half as they went cold from long for the first time this season, going 0-of-9 from beyond the arc in the first. The Titans on the other hand, seemed to revolve their game-plan around the 3-point line, as they had 23 three-point attempts, making six. The Cyclones struggles seemed to come in the rebounding battle, as they gave up seven offensive rebounds.
In the second half, the Cyclones would slowly extend their lead, shaking off any offensive attacks by Cal State-Fullerton. Iowa State would take a 12-point lead with just under 14 minutes remaining after a pair of free throw makes by Christofferson. The Cyclones would grab as much as a 27-point lead in the second to put the game away for good.
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Game Ball Goes To...
Hallie Christofferson. During a cold first half, Christofferson was her usual self, going 5-of-9 from the field for 12 points and tacking on five rebounds. Christofferson would light it up in the second half setting a career-high with 33 points. The senior also chipped in eight rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a steal.
Cyclone Quick Hits
*Christofferson netted her 66th career game in double figures, setting a new career-high 33 points.
*Seanna Johnson nabbed her third game this season with double-figure rebounds with 12.
*Iowa State extended its NCAA-record three-point streak to 589 games with a three-point basket by Jadda Buckley in the second half.
*Nikki Moody tallied a season-high nine assists.
*ISU’s 8-0 start is the fourth-best in school history. ISU has started 12-0 twice (1995-96 and 2001-02) and 9-0 once (2000-01).
*ISU has led at halftime in all eight games this season.
*ISU has had at least three players score in double figures in six of seven games this season.
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Iowa State takes on the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum. The game will serve as the Cyclones’ “Color it Cardinal” game as fans are encouraged to don Cardinal.