Women's Basketball

Undersized Cyclones run North Dakota out of Hilton

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AMES —Bill Fennelly’s Cyclones were undersized in Sunday evening’s season-opening game against North Dakota.

Get used to it.

That will be the story in nearly every game that the ladies play in this season and on Sunday, Iowa State used that to its advantage and defeated North Dakota by an 84-55 final. 

Iowa State used its size disadvantage to its advantage by running North Dakota out of a raucous Hilton Coliseum crowd. The athletic Cyclones forced 15 North Dakota turnovers and held the Fighting Sioux to 30 percent shooting on the night. 

Iowa State was led by senior Hallie Christofferson, who scored 32 points along with 11 rebounds. "Kidd" Blaskowsky chipped in with a double-double of her own, with 14 points and 10 boards. 

Up next for the Cyclones is a home date with South Dakota on Wednesday evening at 7. After that, Iowa State will hit the road for four straight before returning home on Dec. 4 to host Northern Iowa. 

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.