Feb. 16, 2004
Iowa’s “Comeback Kids”? Could be.
Coach Lisa Bluder’s Iowa Hawkeyes did what they do best Sunday, fighing off a slow start and a late deficit to defeat Indiana, 78-69, in Bloomington, IN, to continue their charge for an upper division Big Ten Conference finish and a berth in the 2004 NCAA Tournament.
The Hawkeyes fell behind 25-10 in the game’s first nine minutes. Slowly but surely, the hawkeyes chipped away and claimed a 35-33 halftime lead. The game see-sawed during the second stanza with the home team claiming a 60-58 liead wehn Jenny DeMuth sank a jump shot with a little less than eight minutes to play.
Iowa tied the game on a bucket by Jamie Cavey, took the lead with two straight baskets by Jennie Lillis and never looked back.
The Hawkeyes were led in scoring by Cavey, who scored a game-high 25 points, and Lillis, who hit for 20. Kristi Faulkner added 16. Iowa’s top rebounder was Cavey with eight. Johanna Solverson and Crystal Smith each chipped in four assists.
Iowa stands tied with Minnesota for fourth place in the Big Ten. The two teams will square off Thursday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa also entertains league-leading Penn State on Sunday.