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Associated Press, Published November 10 2013

UND falls to No. 23 Iowa State in women’s hoops

AMES, Iowa – Hallie Christofferson scored a career-high 32 points to go along with 11 rebounds as No. 23 Iowa State beat North Dakota 84-55 Sunday in the season opener for both teams.

Iowa State struggled to break away from North Dakota for most of the first half, but the Cyclones closed the first half on a 14-5 run, pushing their half-time lead to 47-35. North Dakota never threatened in the second half.

Madi Buck led North Dakota with 16 points, and Megan Lauck scored 13 of her own. Mia Loyd led the team with 10 rebounds. North Dakota struggled from the field, shooting only 30 percent.

NORTH DAKOTA (0-1): Szabla 1-6 2-3 4, Loyd 3-11 2-4 8, Buck 6-11 3-5 16, Lauck 3-10 5-7 13, Wall 0-5 1-2 1, Burck 0-1 1-2 1, Roscoe 0-1 0-0 0, Knox 1-5 3-4 5, Ripplinger 1-1 0-0 3, Evers 1-3 0-1 2, Kiser 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 17-56 17-28 55.

IOWA ST. (1-0): Moody 3-5 3-5 10, Christofferson 11-18 7-8 32, Buckley 2-5 2-2 6, Johnson 3-10 1-2 7, Williamson 0-4 2-2 2, Albrecht 1-1 0-0 3, Blaskowsky 5-13 0-0 14, Hagedorn 0-1 0-0 0, Arganbright 1-1 0-0 2, Ellis 2-3 1-2 6, Baier 0-0 2-2 2, Jensen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-61 18-23 84.

Halftime: Iowa St. 47-35. 3-Point Goals: North Dakota 4-19 (Lauck 2-7, Ripplinger 1-1, Buck 1-3, Burck 0-1, Szabla 0-1, Loyd 0-2, Knox 0-4), Iowa St. 10-34 (Blaskowsky 4-12, Christofferson 3-7, Ellis 1-1, Albrecht 1-1, Moody 1-3, Hagedorn 0-1, Buckley 0-2, Johnson 0-3, Williamson 0-4). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: North Dakota 40 (Loyd 10), Iowa St. 44 (Christofferson 11). Assists: North Dakota 8 (Burck 3), Iowa St. 18 (Buckley 6). Total Fouls: North Dakota 22, Iowa St. 20. Technical: North Dakota Bench. A: 10,072.