Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, the nation’s prime scorer, led a second-half offensive surge to overhaul rival No. 10 Iowa State, 70-57.
The No. 16 Hawkeyes adopted a gradual 23-point first half with a 47-point second to tug approach. Clark posted 13 of her 19 factors within the last two quarters. She completed with eight rebounds and eight assists, too, together with 5 steals.
Nevertheless it wasn’t straightforward for Clark. In final season’s matchup, Lexi Donarski held Clark to 10 for 26 capturing; tonight she was 7 for 20 from the sector, making 4 3-pointers.
𝗟𝗼𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 for the lead. @CaitlinClark22 x #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/2aWPDKgT0Q
— Iowa Girls’s Basketball (@IowaWBB) December 8, 2022
Monika Czinano adopted behind with 18 factors and 10 rebounds. Kate Martin’s 13 factors, together with three bucks from 3, crammed the gaps when the Hawkeyes have been in scoring droughts.
Iowa State shot effectively beneath its season discipline objective and free throw common marks. Sometimes 49.6% from the sector and 81.2% from the free throw line, the Cyclones have been solely 36.4% and 50%.
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Main scorers Ashley Joens and Stephanie Soares struggled offensively, however nonetheless managed 15 and 10 factors, respectively. Mixed, they shot 9 for 22.
The Hawkeyes picked up their first win over a ranked opponent this season after consecutive losses to UConn and NC State. The Cyclones stay winless towards ranked groups after getting their second crack at it on Wednesday.
The house crowd chanted “Hawkeye state” as Iowa moved to 31-23 all-time over their in-state rivals.