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Iowa 88, North Dakota 62

 

No. 25 Iowa 88, North Dakota 62: Samantha Logic recorded 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Hawkeyes rebounded from an early deficit to remain unbeaten at home.

Theairra Taylor contributed 14 points and Melissa Dixon added 13 for Iowa (12-2), which forced 21 turnovers and made nine 3-pointers. Ally Disterhoft and Bethany Doolittle each scored 12 points while Alexa Kastanek added 11 as the Hawkeyes improved to 8-0 at home.

Madi Buck led the way with 19 points for North Dakota (6-4), which saw its three-game winning streak come to an end. Mia Loyd added 13 points and Emily Evers had 10 in the team's first-ever meeting with Iowa.

North Dakota led by nine early on and held a 24-20 advantage with a little less than seven minutes left in the first half before Iowa took control. Dixon started the run with a 3-pointer and scored 10 in all as the Hawkeyes registered 25 of the final 29 points in the opening half for a 45-28 lead.

Iowa scored 11 of the first 15 points in the second half - five by Logic -- to push the lead to 56-32 and the Hawkeyes were on their way. Iowa, which opens Big Ten play Jan. 2 at Indiana, also got a game-high 10 rebounds and five points from Kali Peschel.

 
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