No. 20 Iowa St. has no problem with N. Iowa 83-55

Hallie Christofferson, Nikki Moody and Seanna Johnson had big

games as No. 20 Iowa State cruised by Northern Iowa 83-55 Wednesday

night.

Christofferson led in scoring with 22 points, hitting 8 of 10

free throws. Moody added 16 points and eight assists. Johnson had

14 points and 13 rebounds as the Cyclones (8-0), off to their best

start in 11 seasons, out-rebounded Northern Iowa 49-30.

The Panthers (2-7), held to 36 percent shooting, were led by

Madison Weekly with 16 points.

Erin Dohnalek’s 3-pointer pulled Northern Iowa into a 14-14 tie

before the Cyclones reeled off 16 straight points. Late in the

first half, Iowa State went on a 12-2 run before six quick points

from the Panthers made it 43-26 at the half.

ISU dominated the inside, out-scoring the Panthers 42-16 in the

paint and 16-4 in second-chance points. UNI had 18 turnovers good

for 24 Cyclone points.