FINAL: Iowa State 79, Cal State Fullerton 52


Kelby Wingert/Iowa State Daily

ISU senior Hallie Christofferson attempts to score against Cal State Fullerton on Sunday, Dec. 8, in Hilton Coliseum. Christofferson scored 33 points in the Cyclone’s 79-52 win over the Titans.

Maddy Arnold

The Lowdown

The No. 20 ISU women’s basketball team (8-0, 0-0 Big 12) defeated Cal State Fullerton (1-7, 0-0 Big West) 79-52 on Sunday. Iowa State is off to its best start in 11 seasons.

Three Cyclones scored double-digit points against the Titans. In addition to senior forward Hallie Christofferson’s 33 points, freshman guard Jadda Buckley scored 11 points and sophomore guard Nicole “Kidd” Blaskowsky added another 16 off the bench.

Turning Point

With 18:02 remaining in the second half Buckley scored from beyond the arc to give Iowa State a 34-27 lead. The basket was Buckley’s first points of the game and the first three-pointer for the Cyclones.

Iowa State went on to out score Cal State Fullerton 52-17 in the second half. After going 0-9 from three-point range in the first half, the Cyclones went on to shoot 4-4 in the second.


Hallie Christofferson — Christofferson scored a career-high 33 points against Cal State Fullerton. Her old record of 32 points was set against North Dakota earlier this season.

Christofferson shot 11-16 field goals on the afternoon and made 10-10 free throws. She also had eight rebounds and an assist against the Titans.

By the Numbers

85 – Iowa State’s free throw shooting percentage in the second half. The Cyclones shot 17-20 during the second half and had 22 total points come from free throws.

7 – number of three-pointers Iowa State made against Cal State Fullerton. The Cyclones went 0-9 in the first half before making 7-9 in the second half.

15 – number of Cal State Fullerton turnovers. Iowa State committed seven during the game.

37 – number of minutes played by both Christofferson and freshman guard Seanna Johnson. Johnson had 12 rebounds, two steals and seven points against the Titans