MADRID, Spain – University of Iowa freshman McKenna Warnock scored 16 points and pulled down six rebounds in Iowa’s 74-69 Foreign Tour loss to the Madrid All-Stars on Saturday evening.
Madrid opened the game firing on all cylinders. The All-Stars shot 61.3 percent from the field over the first 20 minutes of action to take a 42-25 lead into the break. Iowa rallied however, draining 15-of-32 (46.9 percent) shots from the field in the second half. The Hawkeyes outscored Madrid 44-32 over the final 20 minutes, including a 25-16 advantage in the third quarter.
Warnock led all scorers with 16 points (6-12 FG). She netted 10 of her 16 points in the second half on 4-for-6 shooting from the field. The Marshall, Wisconsin, native also pulled down six rebounds and made all four of her free throw attempts in the contest.
Senior Makenzie Meyer scored 15 points on 4-for-9 shooting from the field. She dished out three assists. Redshirt junior Alexis Sevillian scored 12 points, dished out three assists, and pulled down four rebounds. Redshirt freshman Kate Martin also scored in double figures (10 points, 7 rebounds).
Senior Amanda Ollinger led the Hawkeyes on the glass with 10 boards (6 defensive, 4 offensive).
All 12 Hawkeyes saw game action in the Foreign Tour opener, including newcomers Martin (redshirt freshman), Warnock, Megan Meyer, and Gabbie Marshall.
DOYLE & TEAM USA
Senior Kathleen Doyle is competing with Team USA at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Doyle and Team USA take on Brazil in the gold medal round tonight at 10 p.m. (CT). The game will be streamed live on ESPN3.
Iowa travels to Valencia, Spain tomorrow. The Hawkeyes return to the hardwood on Aug. 13 for a matchup against the Valencia All-Stars. Tipoff is set for 12:30 p.m. (CT).