Mar 26, 2013; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes coach Lisa Bluder reacts against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second round of the 2013 NCAA womens basketball tournament at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Disterhoft Guides Iowa To Second Straight Win

Ally Disterhoft, a standout freshman for the Iowa Hawkeye women’s basketball team, continues her strong play as she paced the Hawkeyes with 20 points in 27 minutes off the bench in Iowa’s 82-65 stomping of the Wisconsin Badgers.

All year we’ve been talking about the senior leadership of Samantha Logic, and she was phenomenal in this game as well almost posting another triple double, but what’s been lost on a lot of people is how solid the freshman out of Iowa City West high school has been.

Not only did she have the 20 points mentioned, but she also wrangled in 5 rebounds, and shot 7-11 from the floor including 3-5 from behind the arc.

The Hawkeyes, who moved out of the top 25 after their rough start to the Big Ten conference season, took a lead into the half, but it was just a three point lead.  Coach Lisa Bluder must’ve done what she is so good at doing, which is making adjustments.  Time and time again Iowa will hold a close lead at the half and then it will explode in the second.  Iowa outscored Wisconsin by 14 in the second half of play.

The Hawkeyes also shot exceptionally well, burying 52% of their shots from the field and 46% from behind the arc, 23 assists on 33 made baskets doesn’t hurt your chances either.  Iowa was also +11 on the glass.  They did everything they needed to do to get the win.

Bethany Doolittle totaled 20 points on 10-13 shooting as she made her inside presence felt once again. Theairra Taylor added 13 points and 7 assists and Sam Logic, who has been so good all year, posted 16 points, 11 boards, 7 assists, and 3 steals in 39 minutes on the court.

After the tough start, Iowa (14-4), has captured two conference wins in a row and they’re starting to climb back up the conference standings.  Their next shot at a win comes on Thursday when they return back home to take on the 11-5 Michigan State Spartans.  A win could be crucial as the Spartans are 3-0 in conference play.  That game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. CT.

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