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

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AMES, Iowa (AP) -- 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.

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