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No. 13 Iowa State Falls to West Virginia, 73-59

Release: 01/15/2014
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AMES, Iowa – The No. 11 Iowa State women’s basketball team (14-1, 3-1 Big 12) dropped its second game of the season to West Virginia (14-2, 3-2 Big 12) 73-59 in Hilton Coliseum Wednesday night. Senior Hallie Christofferson led Iowa State with 21 points and five rebounds.

Iowa State was able to reduce the WVU lead to six points multiple times in the second half, but timely 3-pointers by the Mountaineers shot down the Cyclones’ momentum.

How It Happened:
The Cyclones came out to a slow start, with West Virginia knocking down seven three-pointers in the first half, and the Cyclones going 0-for-12 from long range. WVU would grab as much as a 15-point lead over Iowa State, marking ISU’s largest deficit of the season. The Cyclones would enter the locker room trailing 23-36.  

Iowa State would continue to struggle in the second half, with West Virginia extending its lead to as much as 16. Iowa State would begin to mount a fierce second-half comeback to pull within six on multiple occasions. The comeback just wouldn’t be enough as the Cyclones ultimately fell to the Mountaineers, 73-59.

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Game Ball Goes To…
Hallie Christofferson.  Christofferson was the Cyclones only source of offense throughout much of the game, with another 20-point performance. This was the 25th 20-point game of her career. The senior finished the 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting and five rebounds.

Quick Hits:
*Iowa State extended its three-point streak to 597 games after a three by Brynn Williamson in the second half.
*Hallie Christofferson led the Cyclones with 21 points, her 11th time leading ISU this season. This was also her 11th 20-point game of the season.
*This was the first time this season the Cyclones trailed at the half, being behind the Mountaineers 36-23 at the break.

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Next Up:
Iowa State hits the road to face Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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