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Eagles Drop To Iowa State 88-60

by EWU Athletics Media Relations

Las Vegas, Nev. – No. 23/15 Iowa State used a 23-7 run early in the first half en route to defeating the Eastern Washington women's basketball team, 88-60, Friday, Nov. 29, as part of the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout at the South Point Arena.

Junior Lexie Nelson poured in a season-high 18 points behind 5-of-9 shooting. She buried a caree-best four triples on the night, connecting at a 57 percent clip from long range. She added three rebounds and three assists to her impressive stat line.

Her four three-pointers give her 72 for her career, just nine shy of cracking the school's career top-10 list.

Junior Melissa Williams added 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting, grabbing a team-high five rebounds. Freshmen Bethany Montgomery chipped in six points and four rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench.

Hallie Christofferson gave Iowa State (5-0) an early lead before Williams got Eastern (0-4) on the board, tying the game at 2-2 with a jumper at the 18:22 mark. From there, the Cyclones reeled off a 23-7 run over the next nine minutes to take a 25-9 lead with 9:30 remaining. Christofferson, the nation's fourth-leading scorer and All-America candidate, scored 14 of ISU's points during the stretch.

The Eagles battled back to within 12, 29-17, using three-pointers from Nelson and freshman Jade Redmon to stay within striking distance. Iowa State answered with another strong run of play, opening up a 21-point advantage, 46-25, at the 2:24 mark. Freshman Cece Pearl buried a jumper to stop the Cyclones' run with 39 ticks left, but ISU made a bucket on its final possession of the first half to take a 50-27 lead into the break.

Iowa State's lead ballooned to 27 early in the second stanza, but a pair of free throws by freshman Marly Anderson momentarily stemmed the tide at the 14:35 mark. EWU cut the Cyclones' lead to 23, 80-57, after five straight points from Nelson with 4:16 remaining, but the Eagles would get no closer as ISU cruised the rest of the way.

Junior Kylie Huerta led Eastern with four assists, committing just one turnover in 26 minutes. EWU turned the ball over just 16 times, compared to 13 Iowa State turnovers.

Eastern shot 41 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. Iowa State shot at a 48 percent clip, connecting on 12-of-29 triples. The Cyclones converted 20 of their 27 free throw attempts while the Eagles were just 8-of-10 from the charity stripe.

Both Christofferson and Seanna Johnson finished with 20 points. Johnson and Madison Baier pulled down a game-high eight rebounds, respectively.

The Eagles are back in action tomorrow, Nov. 30, against Butler in their final game of the South Point Shootout. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. PST.

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