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Iowa State Tops Wayne State 76-52 in Women's Basketball Exhibition Game

Posted: 03 November, 2013

All-Big 12 junior forward Hallie Christofferson scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Iowa State past Wayne State College 76-52 this afternoon in a women's college basketball exhibition game at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.


The host Cyclones jumped out early to a 6-0 lead, but WSC closed within one at 6-5 on a Jordan Spencer jumper and 3-pointer from Ellen Hansen with 16:28 to go in the half. 

Iowa State pushed the lead to nine at 16-7 with 12:32 to go before halftime, but the Wildcats used a layup from Spencer and a 3-pointer by Michaela Barry to cut the ISU lead to five at 17-12 with 11:11 to play. The Cyclones then went on a 9-0 run and took a 26-12 lead and Iowa State maintained a double digit lead the rest of the game.

WSC got within 10 at 31-21 on a Spencer free throw with 2:14 to go before halftime before Iowa State finished with a 35-21 lead.

The Wildcats stayed within reach early in the second half, trailing twice by 10 points. WSC trailed 55-43 with 8:48 to play, but Iowa State scored the next seven points to push the lead to 20 points at 63-43 and the Cyclones went on to post the 76-52 win over Wayne State.

Wayne State was led in scoring by junior forward Jordan Spencer's 14 points and 11 rebounds on 5 of 9 shooting. Sophomore guard Addy Roller followed with 10 points while junior guard Ashton Yossi added nine points. Senior forward Ellen Hansen, a graduate of Ames HS, finished with eight points and 10 rebounds.

Iowa State's top scorer was Hallie Christofferson with 24 points followed by Seanna Johnson and Brynn Williamson with 15 and 12 points respectively.

Iowa State finished the game making 25 of 62 shots for 40.3 percent, including 8 for 27 behind the 3-point line, while Wayne State made 19 of 54 shots for 35.2 percent including 7 of 25 behind the arc. The Cyclones were 18 for 21 (85%) at the free throw line while WSC was 7 of 11 (63.6%).

The Cyclones held a slight 39-36 advantage in rebounding over the Wildcats thanks to 10 caroms by Hallie Christofferson while Wayne State's Jordan Spencer led all rebounders with 11 followed by Ellen Hansen with 10. Iowa State had just seven turnovers in the game while forcing WSC into 19 mistakes. Both teams had five blocks in the game as Ellen Hansen recorded three blocks for WSC. Addy Roller had a team-high three assists and also had three steals for the Wildcats.

Wayne State opens the 2013-14 regular season at home Saturday evening hosting Peru State College in a 7 p.m. contest at Rice Auditorium.



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