NAPLES, Italy – The University of Iowa women’s basketball team throttled the Team Slammers, 116-46 in its first contest of the Foreign Tour. Seven Hawkeyes notched double figures with senior Caitlin Clark leading the way with 17 points, seven assists, and five rebounds.
Iowa jumped out to a 40-point lead at halftime, 63-23. Sydney Affolter notched a double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Addi O’Grady added 16 points going a perfect 8-for-8 from the field. Taylor McCabe stayed hot from 3-point range tied a team-high with four field goals from deep.
The Hawkeyes shot 46-of-78 from the field and hit 16 three pointers. Iowa assisted on 33 shots compared to the Slammer’s 12. Iowa crashed the defensive boards, holding a 38-to-9 advantage. Gabbie Marshall led the team with eight assists — she added four points and six rebounds. All 12 Hawkeyes that suited up, played in Sunday night’s game.
“I was happy to see our team shoot the ball so well because you don’t know what’s going to happen once you get out here,” said P. Sue Beckwith, MD, Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder. “Everybody played pretty well, and it was nice to see everyone get out there and compete. Getting off of the bus today it was like huh, the last time we played we were competing for a National Championship. Tonight, was a lot of fun for our new group.”
Games are not scheduled to be streamed, but fans can stay updated via hawkeyesports.com and @IowaWBB social media channels for updates.
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