Nov. 22, 2009
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team defeated Northern Iowa, 81-70. Iowa now leads the all-time series, 13-2, including a 7-1 mark in Cedar Falls.
Sophomore Kamille Wahlin recorded career-highs in points (33), field goals made (11) and three-point field goals made (6). She finished with a game-high 33 points on 11-19 shooting, including 6-10 from behind the arc. She was also 5-6 from the free-throw line and played all 40 minutes. Wahlin was also one three-pointer away from tying the school record for treys made in a game (seven, Lindsey Meder vs. Wisconsin, 12/31/00).
Freshman Morgan Johnson tied a school record with seven blocked shots against Northern Iowa. Johnson now holds the record with Jerica Watson (vs. Kent State, 12/8/01) and Tangela Smith (at Michigan State, 1/15/95). Johnson also added 11 points and eight rebounds.
Freshmen Theairra Taylor (fractured eye socket) and Gabby Machado (sprained ankle) both returned to the court Sunday after being sidelined with injuries. Taylor finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes of action, including eight points in the final two minutes. Machado played three minutes and finished with two points.
Iowa shot a season-high .519 (28-54) from the field, .471 (8-17) from three-point and .810 (17-21) from the free-throw line.
Iowa returns to action Tuesday at 7 p.m. against William & Mary.