Bluder's Squad Posts Win

Nov. 13, 2003

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Jennie Lillis scored a game-high 24 rebounds on 10-of-15 shooting from the field and three other Iowa Hawkeyes scored in double-figures as Coach Lisa Bluder’s squad moved to a perfect 2-0 in exhibition games in 2003-04 with a 86-72 victory over defending NCAA I-AA champion South Dakota State Thursday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Lillis’ scoring total included three free throws and a perfect 1-for-1 from behind the three-point arc. Jamie Cavey added 19 points and a team-high seven rebounds, Kristi Faulkner chipped in 18 points and seven boards, and Lindsay Richards 10 points in Iowa’s final tune-up prior to opening the 2003-04 regular season next Friday, Nov. 21, with the annual KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge.

The Hawkeyes took a 6-4 lead on Lillis’ first basket of the night – a jumper that followed on the heels of a pair of buckets by Cavey — and never looked back against SDSU. Iowa led by 11 at intermission, 37-26.

Iowa scored 26 points off turnovers and dominated the paint, collecting 52 points and outrebounding the visitors 44-33. The Hawkeyes also dished out 21 assists, but did commit 24 turnovers.

Iowa is idle until squaring off against Butler in the first round of the 2003 KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge next Friday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. That game is scheduled to tip at 7 p.m. and tickets are available.

Gonzaga and Houston will meet in the other first round game scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

The consolation and championship games of the Challenge will be played at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively, on Saturday, Nov. 22.