The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The No. 20 Iowa State women’s basketball team (15-5, 4-5 Big 12) fell to West Virginia (18-3, 7-1 Big 12) by a score of 67-56, Wednesday night. Iowa State struggled shooting the ball, hitting on just 17-60 (8-27 3pt) in the contest. Senior Hallie Christofferson led the Cyclones with 20 points on the evening.
How It Happened:
The Cyclones struggled to generate much on offense in the first half (7-30, 4-12 3FG), as shooting threats Christofferson and Brynn Williamson were sidelined for much of the period with foul trouble. Three pointers kept Iowa State in the game early, but West Virginia closed the half on a 20-4 run, pitting the Cyclones in a 42-21 hole.
The women played better in the second stanza and even cut West Virginia’s lead to eight, behind an 18-6 run that was fueled by seven consecutive points from Kidd Blaskowsky. Ultimately, the deficit would prove to be too much for the Cyclones as the Mountaineers would stretch the lead back to 11 before the final buzzer sounded.
Game Ball Goes To…
Hallie Christofferson. Christofferson led the Cyclone scoring effort with 20 points this evening, notching her 13th game with 20 or more this season. Sidelined for much of the first half, Christofferson scored 14 of her points in the second stanza and was a key contributor in Iowa State’s 18-6 run late in the game.
*Iowa State has hit a three pointer in an NCAA record 601 consecutive games.
*Hallie Christofferson scored 20 points for the 13th time this season.
*Seanna Johnson notcherd her seventh double-digit rebounding effort.
*Nikki Moody has assisted 5+ times in 14 games this season.
Iowa State returns home Saturday, Feb. 1, to take on Kansas State at home in Hilton Coliseum. Tipoff is slated for 8:00 p.m. CT.