Cyclones drop back-and-forth battle with Wolverines

Cory Weaver

The ISU women’s basketball team traveled to Michigan to take on the 7-1 Wolverines on Sunday, but Michigan’s 11-0 second-half run topped the Cyclones for a 56-49 victory.

It was a neck-and-neck first half, even though the Cyclones (4-2) struggled to find a rhythm from behind the arc, shooting 4-of-15. But Iowa State went into halftime down just two points, 24-22.

Coach Bill Fennelly and the Cyclones came out of halftime with an 8-0 scoring run before the Wolverines answered back with one of their own to bring the deficit back to two at 32-30.

Sophomore forward Hallie Christofferson led the Cyclones with 13 points and had 10 rebounds as well to complete the double-double. Junior Jessica Schroll also contributed 12 points in the Midland, Mich., native’s home state return.

Michigan turned Iowa State’s 12 turnovers into 15 points and combined with the 11-0 Wolverine run, the Cyclones could not mount a comeback in time to get the victory.

Michigan’s Courtney Boylan led all scorers with 17, and the Wolverines improved to 8-1 on the season. Iowa State returns home Wednesday to face Iowa in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.